Jobs and Skills Summit 2022

On September 1 and 2, government, employers, civil society, and unions met at Parliament House to address the shared economic challenges faced by Australian workplaces today. The primary focus of the Australian Jobs and Skills Summit – led by the Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Treasurer Jim Chalmers – was to inform the Employment White… Continue reading Jobs and Skills Summit 2022

Safeguard Mechanism Consultation Paper

On Thursday 18 August 2022, Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen, released the consultation paper on the design of the Australian Government’s reforms to the Safeguard Mechanism. As the Australian Government has increased its emissions reduction ambition to 43 per cent by 2030, reforms to the Safeguard Mechanism are needed to facilitate the… Continue reading Safeguard Mechanism Consultation Paper

Federal Treasurer’s State of the Economy Speech

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

On Thursday 28 July 2022, Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers delivered a state of the economy speech in parliament. The speech comes a day after the annual inflation figure was released at 6.1%, and ahead of Labor’s new budget planned for delivery in October. The Treasurer used his speech to highlight how Australia’s economy is being… Continue reading Federal Treasurer’s State of the Economy Speech

The State of the Environment -Government’s Policies and Commitments 

Canberra at dusk, from Red Hill lookout.

Introduction On the 19th of July 2022, the Australian State of the Environment Report was released. Overall, the state and trend of the environment of Australia are poor and deteriorating as a result of increasing pressures from climate change, habitat loss, invasive species, pollution and resource extraction.  An overview of the report can be accessed… Continue reading The State of the Environment -Government’s Policies and Commitments 

The Sydney Energy Forum

Sydney harbor and downtown buildings in Sydney at night, Australia.

On the 12th and 13th of July 2022, the Australian Government and the International Energy Agency (IEA), with the support of the Business Council of Australia, co-hosted the Sydney Energy Forum. The forum’s aim was to secure clean energy supply chains for the Indo-Pacific, bringing together the private sector and governments to overcome challenges in… Continue reading The Sydney Energy Forum

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