The Government has welcomed the release by the ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce of a position paper titled ‘ASIC’s power to ban senior officials in the financial sector’.
Commonwealth agencies are teaming up to streamline business registration to make it easier to start a new business in Australia.
The Government’s ban on excessive credit card surcharging for all businesses took effect from 1 September.
Legislation to implement the housing affordability package announced in the Budget has been introduced in federal Parliament.
The federal Government will commit $100 million to secure additional private investment in vital greenfields mineral exploration “to drive the next wave of mineral discoveries crucial to the resources sector and the Australian economy”.
Companies now have the first opportunity to register their interest to construct a section of the historic Inland Rail project.
The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has formally begun the process of redistributing federal electoral boundaries in Victoria, South Australia and the ACT based on population changes.
Social Services Minister Christian Porter says 4.7 million pensioners and allowance recipients will receive an increase to their welfare payments from 20 September.
As part of its review of copyright laws, the Communications Department has published a consultation paper and draft regulations.
It is no small irony that conservative politicians have in the past been the most vigorous critics of the High Court for “judicial activism” – most frequently National Party politicians in relation to the Court’s Mabo decision.
Key dates for the same-sex marriage postal survey.
10, 11 and 12 October.
The Commonwealth Government has announced significant changes to the way businesses can sell IT services to the Government.
Health Department secretary Martin Bowles has told the Government that he will leave the position on September 1.
With the possibility that the citizenship issue could hang over several Coalition members for months, and polls indicating no improvement in the Government’s standing with voters, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull did not need more bad news.
Labor leader Bill Shorten finds himself the prime target of the Coalition’s efforts to revive its standing with voters after 18 consecutive Newspoll surveys found it to be in losing position.
The latest Poll Bludger BludgerTrack was published on Saturday 26 August. It showed Labor leading 54.0 to 46.0 per cent on the two-party preferred vote.
Labor has further increased its lead over the Coalition to 54 to 46 per cent on the two party preferred vote, after having been stuck at a lead of 53 to 47 per cent in the six previous Newspolls.
The latest Essential Poll published Tuesday 29 August had Labor leading the Coalition by 53 to 47 per cent on the two-party preferred measure.
YouGov-Fifty Acres has published its fourth fortnightly Australian voting intentions poll showing the Coalition leading Labor by 51 to 49 per cent in the two-party preferred poll, from 50 per cent each in the previous poll two weeks earlier.
Poll Bludger reported on 24 August that “Sky News reports its latest monthly ReachTEL poll has Labor with a 52-48 lead on respondent-allocated preferences, up from 51-49 a month ago.”
The most recent 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.
Solicitor-General Stephen Donaghue QC has told the High Court at a directions hearing that there was a “clear demarcation line” between politicians who had known they were a citizen of a foreign power and those who did not.
The federal Government has released draft legislation to overhaul the powers of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) during times of financial crisis.
The federal Government is withdrawing welfare support from some asylum seekers who were brought to Australia for medical treatment.
The new Government of Papua New Guinea has told Australia it cannot shut down the Manus Island detention centre and leave asylum seekers in PNG at the end of October.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has released a strategy paper on strengthening security at venues where crowds are likely to gather.
The Commonwealth Government has released its response to the review of Australia’s intellectual property arrangements and begun a consultation process on proposed changes.
Infrastructure Australia is calling on Australian governments and industry leaders to identify infrastructure problems and opportunities of national significance as part of its 2018 Infrastructure Priority List (IPL) update.