New Department Secretaries 

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On Wednesday the 23rd of June, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese appointed several new departmental secretaries.  Each of these appointments will be for five years and will take effect from July 2022. Key secretarial changes are: Jim Betts will be appointed as Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts Jan… Continue reading New Department Secretaries 

June 2022 National Cabinet Meeting 

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On the 17th of June, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese chaired the first national cabinet since the election to discuss the priorities of the nation.  Originally established in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the National Cabinet is the Australian intergovernmental decision-making forum composed of the Prime Minister and state and territory Premiers and Chief Ministers.  The… Continue reading June 2022 National Cabinet Meeting 

Australian Government Departmental Changes 

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On the 1st of June, following the swearing-in of the first Albanese Ministry, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet announced new Administrative Arrangements Orders. Administrative Arrangements Orders (AAOs) formally allocate executive responsibility among ministers. They set out which matters and legislation are administered by which department or portfolio. The full administrative orders can be… Continue reading Australian Government Departmental Changes 

The First Albanese Ministry

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Following a meeting of the Labor Caucus on the 31st of May, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced his Government’s first full ministry.  The Labor Party has also been confirmed as having won 77 seats in the House of Representatives and thus will form a majority government.  Anika Wells MP, Kristy McBain MP and Anne Aly… Continue reading The First Albanese Ministry

The 2022 Australian Federal Election: Results and Policies

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The 2022 Federal Australian Election was held on the 21st of May, 2022. The Australian Labor Party was elected into government under leader Anthony Albanese, defeating the incumbent Coalition government, led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison. While not yet confirmed by the Australian Electoral Commission, it is likely that Labor will be able to form… Continue reading The 2022 Australian Federal Election: Results and Policies

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