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2021 Western Australian Cabinet


On 18 March 2021, following the Western Australian (WA) state election and the re-election of a Labor government, Premier Mark McGowan has announced his new Cabinet. Key Changes Mark McGowan will now also assume the role of Treasurer Michelle Roberts will now leave the Cabinet to become the first female Speaker in the Legislative Assembly… Continue reading 2021 Western Australian Cabinet

Western Australian Election: Results and Policies


On 13 March 2021 at the Western Australian (WA) state election, Labor was reelected to government under Leader Mark McGowan, who was reelected as Premier for the second time. Legislative Assembly 30 seats are required to form government in the lower house. At the time of publication, Labor has secured 50 seats and is predicted… Continue reading Western Australian Election: Results and Policies

Federal Labor’s Future Cities Announcement


On 10 March 2021, Labor Leader Anthony Albanese addressed the Australian Financial Review’s Business Summit in Sydney to discuss the future of Australian cities and Labor’s plan for post- pandemic economic recovery. In this, Albanese announced Labor’s new Cities Policy to ensure that urban cities can effectively drive the economy. The Leader noted that because… Continue reading Federal Labor’s Future Cities Announcement

Federal Labor’s Fair Pay for Women Package


On 8 March 2021, for International Women’s Day, Leader of the Opposition Anthony Albanese, Shadow Minister for Women Tanya Plibersek and Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations Tony Burke announced a raft of election commitments to improve pay equity and job security for Australian women. This comes one month after Albanese unveiled Labor’s new Industrial Relations… Continue reading Federal Labor’s Fair Pay for Women Package

South Australia Shadow Cabinet Updates


On 3 March 2021, South Australian Labor Leader Peter Malinauskas MP announced that MLC Emily Bourke will join the Opposition front bench. Bourke will also take on the portfolios of Shadow Minister for Local Government and Shadow Minister for the City of Adelaide. Bourke’s appointment to the front bench will continue Labor’s 50 per cent… Continue reading South Australia Shadow Cabinet Updates

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