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.
Tourism Minister Steve Ciobo says Australia’s new work and holiday visa, which commenced on 1 August has had an “overwhelmingly positive” response.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nothing is more dangerous for a government than to inspire mockery – rather than support or criticism.
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
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.
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.
Labor maintained its lead over the Coalition on the two-party preferred vote for the 17th consecutive Newspoll, published Monday 7 August.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Federal Government has welcomed New Zealand’s decision to join Australia in tackling multinational tax avoidance.
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.
The federal Government has announced a set of principles to guide its investment in programs that help the most vulnerable Australians.
The Government has started consultation on ways to modernise business registers to make it simpler for business to get on with business.
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.
The Government has introduced legislation in federal Parliament to help improve Australia’s air quality.
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.
Julieanne Alroe has been appointed chair of the independent Infrastructure Australia board, following the retirement of Mark Birrell.
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.
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.
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.
Federal Labor has taken more policy initiatives despite the potential risks so far ahead of the next election.
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.
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.