October 2017

Larissa Waters could return to Senate if High Court accepts Government argument – October 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Senate,

Former Greens senator Larissa Waters could return to parliament if the High Court accepts the arguments put to it by the Attorney General George Brandis in dual nationality case.

Newspoll – 3 October 2017

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Labor recorded a broad-based improvement in its standing in the latest Newspoll, with Bill Shorten narrowing Malcolm Turnbull’s lead as preferred prime minister to 11 points from 17 points previously.

Opinion Poll Overview – 3 October 2017

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

The latest Poll Bludger BludgerTrack was published on Saturday 30 October. It showed Labor leading 53.5 to 46.5 per cent on the two-party preferred vote.

Essential Research – 3 October 2017

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

The latest Essential Poll published Tuesday 26 September had Labor leading the Coalition by 53 to 47 per cent on the two-party preferred measure.

Fairfax-Ipsos poll – 3 October 2017

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

The latest Fairfax-Ipsos poll was published Monday 11 September and conducted 6 to 9 September. Details were first published in INSIDE PUBLISHERS Federal Political Briefing on 15 September 2017.

YouGov-Fifty Acres Poll – 3 October 2017

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

YouGov-Fifty Acres fortnightly Australian voting intentions poll showed the two major parties tied on 50 per cent in the two-party preferred poll, unchanged from the previous poll.

Online Betting Odds – Next Federal Election Result – 3 October 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.

2016-17 Budget outcome beats May Budget forecasts – October 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Budget,

The Federal Budget recorded a final cash deficit of $33.2 billion for 2016-17 - $4.4 billion less than the $37.6 billion forecast in the May Budget.

Banking executive draft legislation sparks protests – October 2017

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

The federal Government, acting on its commitment to strengthen accountability in the banking system, has released exposure draft legislation for its proposed Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR).

Media reforms pass Senate after compromise with NXT and One Nation – October 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Media,

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the Government has delivered the biggest reform to Australian media laws in nearly three decades.

Consultation starts on affordable housing measures – October 2017

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

The federal Government has released a paper for public consultation on the proposed National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC).

Legislation extends crowd funding to proprietary companies – October 2017

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

The Government has introduced legislation in federal Parliament to extend crowd-sourced equity funding to proprietary companies.

Government funds establishment of Cyber Security CRC – October 2017

Filed under: Employment and Education, Research, Politics, Australian Politics, Public Sector,

The Federal Government has announced a new industry-led cyber security Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) to build Australia’s cyber security capability and deliver solutions to ensure the safety of businesses and citizens in cyberspace.

PC draft report on water reforms says progress needs to continue – October 2017

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

The Productivity Commission has released a draft report on its inquiry into national water reform and invited public comment by October 19.

Government announces largest ever product recall for airbags – October 2017

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

The minister responsible for consumer affairs, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack has made a directive for a recall notice for the controversial Takata airbags.

Information Paper released ahead of Digital Economy Strategy – October 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Trade and industry, Industry Policy,

The Australian Government will develop a new Digital Economy Strategy, described by the Industry Minister Arthur Sinodinos as “a forward-looking plan to maximise the potential of digital technology to improve the nation’s productivity and competitiveness, while minimising its negative effects”.

Government calls submissions for 2018-19 Budget consultation – October 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Budget,

The federal Government is inviting submissions from individuals, businesses and community groups on their views regarding priorities for the 2018-19 Budget.

September 2017

Why the Government’s Liddell intervention threatens long term energy strategy – September 2017

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

Before he took the Liberal leadership from Tony Abbott one of the key elements that distinguished Malcolm Turnbull from his predecessor was his support of market-based solutions for economic problems.

Key dates for the same-sex marriage postal survey – 15 September 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics,

Key dates for the same-sex marriage postal survey

Dual citizenship – High Court dates – September 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics,

Dual citizenship – High Court dates

Turnbull under attack from left and right on energy strategy – September 2017

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

The Coalition continues to be bedevilled by energy policy and the high gas and electricity bills being delivered to households around the country.

Government continues to target Shorten with epithets – September 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics,

Senior Coalition figures have continued their campaign to demonise Labor leader Bill Shorten, despite some commentators criticism of the tactic’s effectiveness.

Government on notice to bring on language test changes – September 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Social and Community, Immigration,

The Government’s controversial citizenship proposals, including a much tougher English language test, have suffered a serious blow, with the Senate giving Immigration Minister Peter Dutton four parliamentary sitting days to put the bill up for debate.

Opinion Poll Overview – 15 September 2017

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

The latest Poll Bludger BludgerTrack was published on Saturday 9 September. It showed Labor leading 53.6 to 46.4 per cent on the two-party preferred vote.

Newspoll – 15 September 2017

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

The latest Newspoll showed declining support for Labor leader Bill Shorten to become prime minister as its two-party preferred count returned to 53 to 47 per cent in favour of Labor.

Essential Research – 15 September 2017

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

The latest Essential Poll published Tuesday 12 September had Labor leading the Coalition by 54 to 46 per cent on the two-party preferred measure.

Fairfax-Ipsos poll – 15 September 2017

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

The first Fairfax-Ipsos poll for four months shows Labor on an unchanged lead of 53 to 47 per cent on the two-party preferred vote.

YouGov-Fifty Acres Poll – 15 September 2017

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

YouGov-Fifty Acres fortnightly Australian voting intentions poll showed the two major parties tied on 50 per cent in the two-party preferred poll, from the Coalition leading 51 to 49 per cent in the previous poll.

Online Betting Odds – Next Federal Election Result – 15 September 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.

Energy regulator warns of short and medium-term energy shortfalls – September 2017

Filed under: Environment and Indigenous Affairs, Climate Change, Trade and industry, Energy,

The Australian Energy Market Operator has cited climate change, and the potential for large fossil fuel generators to fail in the summer heat-wave as the biggest threats to Australia’s electricity supplies in the coming years.

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