National Reconstruction Fund Corporation Bill 2022

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

On Wednesday 30 November 2022, the Albanese Labor Government introduced the National Reconstruction Fund Corporation Bill 2022 to the Australian Parliament. The Bill establishes the $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund (NRF), a key election commitment of the Labor Party at the 2022 Federal Election. In the October Budget, the Government allocated $15.0 billion over 7… Continue reading National Reconstruction Fund Corporation Bill 2022

Victorian Election 2022 – Results & Policies

Parliament House in Melbourne, located at Spring Street in East Melbourne at the edge of the Melbourne city centre, has been the seat of the Parliament of Victoria, Australia, since 1855

On Saturday 26 November 2022, Victorians went to the polls and voted for a third term of majority Labor government. The Victorian Labor Party, led by Premier Daniel Andrews, has secured at least 51 seats in the Legislative Assembly, with seven still in doubt. Of the seven seats in doubt, the Labor Party is ahead… Continue reading Victorian Election 2022 – Results & Policies

Australia at COP27

Canberra at dusk, from Red Hill lookout.

From 6 November to 20 November, Australian representatives including Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen, attended the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The Climate Change Performance Index, released midway through the conference, shows Australia moving from 59 to 55 out of 63 nations. The CCPI also has… Continue reading Australia at COP27

Queensland Housing Roundtable

Today, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk held a Housing Roundtable with local and state government representatives alongside non-government stakeholders including QShelter, QCOSS, the REIQ, Property Council of Australia, Master Builders, and the Planning Institute of Australia. While housing shortages are an issue across the country, Queensland is experiencing a period of mass interstate migration. In the… Continue reading Queensland Housing Roundtable

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

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