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After another marathon sitting on the eve of the winter recess, Parliament has passed the revamped Gonski schools funding package.
As Parliament rose for the winter recess Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the Coalition were celebrating their biggest success since the election – passage of the legislation to implement their new version of the schools funding scheme, now known as Gonski 2.0.
Three federal Government ministers – all of them lawyers – have avoided contempt charges after apologising for comments about “weak” terrorism sentencing in Victoria.
The Government’s proposed changes to the Australian citizenship test provoked lively debate in the ranks of the Labor Opposition, leading eventually to a unanimous decision to oppose the entire package.
The latest Poll Bludger BludgerTrack national poll aggregation was published on Saturday 17 June.
Three Newspolls out from the Budget the Government continues to trail Labor by 47 to 53 per cent, unchanged for all three polls since the 9 May Budget.
The latest Essential Poll published Tuesday 20 June had Labor leading the Coalition by 52 to 48 per cent on the two-party preferred measure, unchanged from the previous week and two weeks earlier and from 54 to 46 per cent four weeks earlier.
The latest Fairfax-Ipsos poll was published on 15 May. Details were published in previous editions of INSIDE PUBLISHERS Federal Political Briefing.
Since the Federal election Centrebet has been taken over by betting agency William Hill, whose odds have replaced Centrebet odds below.
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has released a discussion paper outlining a number of proposals aimed at strengthening governance arrangements for deductible gift recipient (DGR) organisations.
The Productivity Commission has described the rollout schedule of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as “highly ambitious” and warned that it is compromising the quality of care being offered.
Resources Minister Matt Canavan says the federal Government will complete a study into offshore gas basins in southern Australia, as part of a $90 million investment in domestic gas security and supply.
The Senate inquiry into Centrelink’s controversial automated debt recovery system – widely known as ‘robo-debt’ – has called for the system to be suspended until its many flaws can be resolved.
The Senate has ordered an inquiry into aged care abuse and mistreatment.
The federal Government has released a consultation package on reforms to modernise and simplify Australia’s spectrum management framework.
The federal Government has announced a new funding agreement with the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) to allow it to continue its work providing consumer representation.
The federal Government is seeking to boost Australia’s cyber security defences by up-skilling the domestic workforce to address a critical shortage of skilled cyber security professionals.
Labor has decided to vote against the Government’s proposed changes to Australian citizenship requirements, denying there is any link between citizenship policy and national security, as claimed by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton.
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has endorsed a plan agreed by Murray Darling Basin water ministers, outlining how the Basin Plan will be implemented.
The federal Government has introduced legislation to implement its election commitment to establish a $4 billion Regional Investment Corporation (RIC).
Legislation making detailed administrative changes to a number of superannuation reforms announced in the 2016 Budget, including the limit of $1.6 million on the balance transferred to the tax-free pension phase of all superannuation accounts, has passed Parliament.
The Australian Government has signed-off on a trade agreement that it says will help drive economic growth and raise living standards in our region.
The federal Government has released an industry information paper that provides essential information for those delivering Disability Employment Services (DES) from 1 July 2018.
Ahead of the much anticipated presentation of Chief Scientist Alan Finkel’s final report on the national energy market to the COAG meeting in Hobart, there were signs that the major political parties were moving towards a possible breakthrough.
Ahead of the final Finkel Report on the energy industry a new report says that wholesale electricity prices are above long-run costs because of policy uncertainty triggered by protracted political in-fighting about carbon pricing.
Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has announced plans to amend the Clean Energy Finance Corporation Act to allow investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS).
The federal Government has released the Low Emissions Technology Roadmap that was commissioned last year from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg has again ruled out introducing an emissions intensity scheme (EIS), saying it would threaten the stability of the electricity sector.