September 2017

New agricultural export legislation released for public consultation – September 2017

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

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says exporters in new and emerging industries and those in established ones will benefit from simplified agricultural export legislation, released for public consultation, making the regulations easier to follow to save exporters time and money.

Minister claims success for new work and holiday visa – September 2017

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

Tourism Minister Steve Ciobo says Australia’s new work and holiday visa, which commenced on 1 August has had an “overwhelmingly positive” response.

Drug tests for welfare beneficiaries part of broader welfare changes – September 2017

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

A Senate committee is inquiring into proposed Government changes to limit welfare payments, including the proposed trial of drug testing of welfare recipients at three locations.

GP bulk billing increases – September 2017

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

Health Minister Greg Hunt says that GP bulk billing rates for the 2016-17 financial year increased to 85.7 per cent compared to 85.1 per cent in 2015-16.

ISP’s key role in cyber security, says Government – September 2017

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

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security Dan Tehan says government and the private sector must continue working together to improve Australia’s cyber security.

August 2017

Review of Australian children’s screen content announced – August 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Media,

The Federal Government has announced a review of Australian children’s screen content to develop policy settings to ensure Australian screen content continues to be available at home and overseas, regardless of platform.

Inspiring mockery – a sure sign of a Government in trouble – August 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics,

Nothing is more dangerous for a government than to inspire mockery – rather than support or criticism.

Coalition seeks diversion with laughable ‘conspiracy’ claims – August 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics,

With the Government’s survival potentially at risk over the Constitution’s dual citizenship prohibition, the level of political rhetoric has reached almost farcical levels, with the Prime Minister and his Foreign Minister accusing Labor of “conspiring with a foreign power” to bring down the Coalition.

Troubled Coalition labels Shorten the ‘most dangerous left-wing leader in generations’ – August 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics,

With campaigning for the same-sex marriage survey barely under way, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has ramped up his attacks on Labor leader Bill Shorten, labelling him the “most dangerous left-wing leader” in generations.

Opinion Poll Overview – August 2017

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

The latest Poll Bludger BludgerTrack was published on Friday 11 August. It showed Labor leading 53.3 to 46.7 per cent on the two-party preferred vote.

Newspoll – August 2017

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

Labor maintained its lead over the Coalition on the two-party preferred vote for the 17th consecutive Newspoll, published Monday 7 August.

Essential Research – August 2017

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

The latest Essential Poll published Tuesday 15 August had Labor leading the Coalition by 54 to 46 per cent on the two-party preferred measure.

YouGov-Fifty Acres Poll – August 2017

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

YouGov-Fifty Acres has published its fourth fortnightly Australian voting intentions poll showing the Coalition and Labor tied at 50 per cent each in the two-party preferred poll, unchanged from the previous poll.

Fairfax-Ipsos poll – 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 – 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.

Prime Minister gets agreement from energy retailers on disclosure – August 2017

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

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says “it is simply not good enough” that some electricity consumers cannot always afford to turn on their lights, heating and equipment.

Government welcomes New Zealand multi-national anti-tax avoidance move – August 2017

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

The Federal Government has welcomed New Zealand’s decision to join Australia in tackling multinational tax avoidance.

Australia to implement new sanctions against North Korea – August 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Foreign Affairs,

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Australia will move quickly to implement the new, tougher sanctions on North Korea, approved by the United Nations Security Council.

Government announces Social Impact Investment principles and investments – August 2017

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

The federal Government has announced a set of principles to guide its investment in programs that help the most vulnerable Australians.

Government consults on business registration changes – August 2017

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

The Government has started consultation on ways to modernise business registers to make it simpler for business to get on with business.

Open Banking Review publishes issues paper – August 2017

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

Treasurer Scott Morrison has released an Issues Paper, prepared by the Open Banking Review seeking feedback on the best approach for implementing an Open Banking framework for Australian customers.

Australia to regulate outboard and other unregulated petrol engine emissions – August 2017

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

The Government has introduced legislation in federal Parliament to help improve Australia’s air quality.

Government announces review into the integrity of Australian sport – August 2017

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

Sport Minister Greg Hunt has appointed James Wood QC to lead a review into the integrity of Australian sport as part of the development of the Government’s National Sport Plan.

New chair for Infrastructure Australia – August 2017

Filed under: Trade and industry, Infrastructure,

Julieanne Alroe has been appointed chair of the independent Infrastructure Australia board, following the retirement of Mark Birrell.

Black Economy Taskforce Consultation Paper published – August 2017

Filed under: Economy and Finance, Economy,

The Black Economy Taskforce has published a paper listing dozens of policy ideas derived from its months of public consultation, and seeking further public input.

Labor captures policy debate while Liberals rake over dead embers – August 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics,

A serious political and economic debate about whether inequality is increasing in Australia and what policies might address it has been largely overshadowed by the Coalition’s continuing internal battles over same-sex marriage.

Same-sex marriage returns to haunt Turnbull – August 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics,

With a small, but determined, group within the Coalition determined to have the same-sex marriage issue resolved before the next election, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is facing a serious dilemma.

Labor’s policy agenda: trusts and a republic vote – August 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics,

Federal Labor has taken more policy initiatives despite the potential risks so far ahead of the next election.

Opinion Poll Overview – 4 August 2017

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

The latest Poll Bludger BludgerTrack was published on Friday 4 August. It showed Labor leading 52.4 to 47.6 per cent on the two-party preferred vote.

Newspoll – 4 August 2017

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

Labor has gained ground at the expense of the Greens and the Coalition’s support has risen at Pauline Hanson’s One Nation’s expense according to the latest Newspoll.

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