August 2017

Essential Research – 4 August 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Elections, Opinion Polls,

The latest Essential Poll published Tuesday 1 August had Labor leading the Coalition by 52 to 48 per cent on the two-party preferred measure.

Galaxy – August 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Elections, Opinion Polls,

A Galaxy Poll in Western Australia conducted 26-27 July shows support for the Coalition Government has slumped with their primary vote in WA down by almost 10 percentage points since the election just over a year ago.

YouGov-Fifty Acres Poll – 4 August 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Elections, Opinion Polls,

New polling entrant YouGov-Fifty Acres has published its third Australian voting intentions poll showing the Coalition and Labor tied at 50 per cent each in the two-party preferred poll.

Fairfax-Ipsos poll – 4 August 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Elections, Opinion Polls,

The most recent Fairfax-Ipsos poll was published on 15 May. Details were published in previous editions of INSIDE PUBLISHERS Federal Political Briefing.

Online Betting Odds – Next Federal Election Result – 4 August 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Elections, Opinion Polls,

Since the Federal election Centrebet has been taken over by betting agency William Hill, whose odds have replaced Centrebet odds below.

Government review to recommend on greater consumer control of banking data – August 2017

Filed under: Economy and Finance, Banking, Politics, Australian Politics,

The Federal Government has commissioned an independent review to recommend the best approach to implement an Open Banking regime in Australia, with the report due by the end of 2017.

Draft legislation to allow more financial institutions to call themselves ‘banks’ – August 2017

Filed under: Economy and Finance, Banking, Politics, Australian Politics,

The Federal Government has published draft legislative changes designed to allow wider use of the term ‘bank’.

New super reforms aim for increased transparency and accountability – August 2017

Filed under: Economy and Finance, Superannuation, Politics, Australian Politics,

The Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Kelly O’Dwyer, has announced that the Government will introduce legislation to give “everyday” Australians more power over their superannuation providers.

Changing guard at Defence and Environment and Energy – August 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Public Sector, Defence,

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the appointment of his chief of staff, Greg Moriarty, as secretary of the Department of Defence.

Retirement village allegations on agenda for Federal and state ministers’ meeting – August 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Social and Community, Aged Care,

Retirement villages and recent allegations of unfair practises will be discussed at a meeting of State and Territory Consumer Affairs Ministers, Federal Small Business Minister Michael McCormack has announced.

Exposure draft published of 2017 Budget housing affordability measures – August 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Trade and industry, Housing,

Treasurer Scott Morrison has launched the latest phase of the Government’s housing affordability package.

Transition team appointed for unified financial services complaints body – August 2017

Filed under: Economy and Finance, Financial Services,

The Government has formed a transition team to lead to the establishment of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA), announced in May.

Tax administration regulations to be updated – August 2017

Filed under: Economy and Finance, Tax,

The Treasury has begun a consultation process for replacement of the Taxation Administration Regulations 1976 are due to expire on 1 October because of ‘sunset’ provisions.

Australia-Japan trade report coincides with 60th anniversary of trade deal – August 2017

Filed under: Trade and industry, Trade,

Trade and Investment Minister Steve Ciobo has released a new research report on Japanese investment in Australia, which, he says shows how one of Australia’s oldest economic partners is building on established ties to support the next wave of innovation and growth.

Funding to monitor prescription drug abuse – August 2017

Filed under: Social and Community, Health,

Health Minister Greg Hunt says the Government will invest over $16 million to deliver the national roll-out of real-time prescription monitoring for medicines to directly address the needless loss of life from misuse of these drugs.

Australian consular strategy unveiled – August 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Foreign Affairs,

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has launched the Australia Government’s Consular Strategy 2017-19, which will guide Australia’s consular priorities for the next three years and “ensure our service maintains world’s best practice”.

New national biosecurity research and development priorities announced – August 2017

Filed under: Trade and industry, Agriculture,

The National Biosecurity Committee has endorsed new national biosecurity Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) priorities, giving a more unified, strategic and nationally-consistent focus to biosecurity research.

Government scrutinising air bag fault response – August 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Trade and industry, Consumers,

The federal Government is demanding urgent answers from vehicle manufacturers about their program to recall vehicles which include potentially faulty Takata airbags.

July 2017

Referendum Council recommends only “modest” Indigenous consultation body – July 2017

Filed under: Environment and Indigenous Affairs, Indigenous Affairs, Politics, Australian Politics,

The Referendum Council has recommended that just one key question should be taken to a potential referendum to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people a place in Australia’s Constitution.

New Home Affairs ‘super ministry’ stirs debate – July 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics,

With Parliament in recess until August 8, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull captured headlines by announcing that the Government “will undertake the most significant reform of Australia’s national intelligence and domestic security arrangements in more than 40 years”.

Albanese argues agreement and consensus still possible – July 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics,

Growing signs that many voters are prepared to abandon traditional loyalties and vote for more narrowly-focused minor parties are worrying both left and right of the so-called mainstream.

Greens leader acknowledges resignations cap a “terrible month” – July 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics,

Two senators from the Australian Greens party have been forced to resign after they found they were ineligible to be members of the Parliament because they held dual citizenship.

Opinion Poll Overview – 21 July 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Elections, Opinion Polls,

The latest Poll Bludger BludgerTrack published on Monday 17 July.

Essential Research – 21 July 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Elections, Opinion Polls,

The latest Essential Poll published Tuesday 18 July had Labor leading the Coalition by 54 to 46 per cent on the two-party preferred measure.

Newspoll – 21 July 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Elections, Opinion Polls,

Bill Shorten has narrowed Malcolm Turnbull’s lead as preferred Prime Minister to 8 points according to the latest Newspoll from 13 points previously.

YouGov-Fifty Acres Poll – July 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Elections, Opinion Polls,

According to new polling entrant YouGov-Fifty Acres Malcolm Turnbull’s strong performance at the G20 was reflected in the new two-party preferred YouGov-Fifty Acres poll.

Fairfax-Ipsos poll – 21 July 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Elections, Opinion Polls,

The most recent Fairfax-Ipsos poll was published on 15 May. Details were published in previous editions of Inside Publishers Federal Political Briefing.

Online Betting Odds – Next Federal Election Result – 21 July 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Elections, Opinion Polls,

Since the Federal election Centrebet has been taken over by betting agency William Hill, whose odds have replaced Centrebet odds below.

Consultation paper published on banking executive accountability regime – July 2017

Filed under: Economy and Finance, Banking,

Financial Services Minister Kelly O’Dwyer has released a consultation paper outlining the key features of the Banking Executive Accountability Regime announced in the 2017-18 Budget and the proposed approach for its implementation.

Energy ministers meeting baulks at CET target – July 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Trade and industry, Energy,

Energy ministers of the federal, state and territory governments have agreed to implement 49 of the 50 recommendations from the Finkel Review of the electricity sector.

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