March 2014

Greens - March 2014

Filed under: Australian Politics, Elections,

The Greens have said the re-run West Australian senate election will be a referendum on the carbon and mining taxes

Labor - March 2014

Filed under: Australian Politics,

The Labor Opposition is on edge about the likely fallout from the fraud conviction of its former member Craig Thomson

The Coalition - March 2014

Filed under: Australian Politics, Opinion Polls,

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been getting some bad news lately – not least from the opinion polls.

THE SENATE: Monday 3 March 2014

Filed under: Senate,

The impasse over last year’s Senate election in Western Australia has been resolved in the manner widely expected but least favourable for the Abbott Government.

Politics This Week - Monday 3 March 2014

Filed under: Australian Politics,

The outcome of the West Australian Senate election will be crucial to the Abbott Government’s legislative program.

October 2013

Greens - October 2013

Filed under: Australian Politics, Elections,

WA Greens Senator Scott Ludlam re-election chances remain alive after the Australian Electoral Commission agreed on appeal on Thursday to a recount of the state’s senate votes, after earlier refusing a recount.

Labor - October 2013

Filed under: Australian Politics,

As the Labor Party’s leadership race neared the finish line, nobody was predicting the likely outcome with any confidence.

Coalition - October 2013

Filed under: Australian Politics, Foreign Affairs,

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has made a confident and competent entry to the international stage, though not without some awkward moments.

Politics This Week - October 2013

Filed under: Australian Politics, Senate,

Clive Palmer has again grabbed the political spotlight by crafting a deal with the Motoring Enthusiasts Party’s Ricky Muir, forming a four-person Senate voting bloc which promises challenges for the Abbott Government in passing legislation

January 2013

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August 2011

Aged-care overhaul

Filed under: Australian Politics, Social Services,

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has committed to reforming the aged care sector before the next election, after the Productivity Commission recommended significant changes for the sector, including a Government-backed loans and savings scheme so people do not have to sell their homes to move into residential care.

December 2009

Cooper’s general approach

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In its preliminary report on Fund Governance the Superannuation System Review Panel summarised its general approach to the industry and issues of regulations as: “while parts of Australia’s superannuation industry are highly competitive and close to (or at) global best practice, competition has failed to deliver best practice in other parts of the industry. It is important to find a balance between allowing market forces to deliver competitive and innovative outcomes in areas where that works, and using regulatory shaping where markets have been less effective.”

November 2009

Super clearing house to operate through Medicare

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The Government will deliver its free superannuation clearing house service for small business through Medicare Australia.

July 2009

ATO warns of common SMSF reporting errors

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The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have issued a warning regarding multiple errors affecting Self Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) returns for 2007-08, and which could affect 2008-09 returns.

May 2009

SCT members re-appointed

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The Government has announced the reappointment of five part-time members of the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal.

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