National Cultural Policy: Revive

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The Albanese Labor Government released the details of its renewed national cultural policy on Monday morning, with the Prime Minister joining Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke, Senator Jana Stewart, the Member for Macnamara, Josh Burns, and arts sector leaders at Melbourne’s Hotel Esplanade. The five year policy titled Revive is backed by $286 million… Continue reading National Cultural Policy: Revive

Forthcoming Australian and New Zealand Election Dates

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 20 January 2023 This Hawker Britton Occasional Paper outlines the forthcoming election dates of the Australian Federal, State and Territory jurisdictions, and for the national parliament New Zealand. Federal, State and Territory elections Jurisdiction Last election Fixed date Latest possible date Federal 21 May 2022   24 May 2025 (simultaneous half-Senate and House of Reps)… Continue reading Forthcoming Australian and New Zealand Election Dates

Safeguard Mechanism Proposed Design

colourful reflection of Canberra's new parliament building in a fontain pond at sunset.

On Tuesday 10 January 2023, Federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen, released the Albanese Government’s proposed reforms to the Safeguard Mechanism. The proposal, outlined in a position paper and draft legislative rules available here, is the result of over nearly 6 months of consultation. Consultation on the proposed design closes 5pm AEDT… Continue reading Safeguard Mechanism Proposed Design

WA Cabinet Reshuffle 

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On the 13th of December 2022, Premier Mark McGowan announced two new Ministers will join his Cabinet team following a Special Caucus Meeting involving all Labor Members of Parliament.  They will take the places of retiring Minister Alannah MacTiernan and outgoing Water Minister Dave Kelly, who announced last week he would be stepping down from… Continue reading WA Cabinet Reshuffle 

Energy Price Relief Plan 

Over the course of 2022, the war in Ukraine has resulted in significant volatility and record prices for gas on international markets.  Due to the links between the domestic gas market and export markets, wartime prices for gas are driving high wholesale gas prices in Australia that affect domestic customers and the wider economy. As… Continue reading Energy Price Relief Plan 

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