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Federal Labor Industrial Relations Policy – Secure Australian Jobs Plan


On Wednesday 10 February 2021, Labor Leader Anthony Albanese addressed an invited audience at TAFE Queensland’s Southbank campus in Brisbane. Albanese stated Labor’s opposition to the Government’s ‘Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020’ and outlined Labor’s position on gig-economy entitlements, and emerging employment paradigms. The Labor leader noted that the… Continue reading Federal Labor Industrial Relations Policy – Secure Australian Jobs Plan

ACT Budget 2020-21


On 9 February 2021, the Chief Minister and Treasurer Andrew Barr delivered the 2020-21 ACT Budget. This is the ninth budget handed down by Mr Barr and the first official pandemic budget following the August 2020 Economic and Fiscal update (EFU). The 2020-21 ACT Budget is predominately focused on Coronavirus recovery and restoring the Territory… Continue reading ACT Budget 2020-21

Western Australian Election 2021


On 3 February 2021, Premier Mark McGowan advised the Western Australia Governor, Hon Kim Beazley AC to issue the writs for the State election as per legislative requirements under the State’s four-year fixed term election cycle. The State election will be called for Saturday March 13, 2021. All 59 seats in the Legislative Assembly and… Continue reading Western Australian Election 2021

Labor Shadow Ministry


Title Shadow Minister Leader of the Opposition Hon Anthony Albanese MP Shadow Cabinet Secretary Senator Jenny McAllister Deputy Leader of the Opposition Shadow Minister for National Reconstruction, Employment Skills and Small Business, Shadow Minister for Science Shadow Minister Assisting for Small Business Shadow Assistant Minister for Employment and Skills Hon Richard Marles MP Hon Richard… Continue reading Labor Shadow Ministry

Victorian Ministry Reshuffle


On Tuesday, 22 December, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced a minor Ministerial reshuffle. Victorian Ministers The Hon. Daniel Andrews MP Premier   The Hon. James Merlino MP Deputy Premier Minister for Education Minister for Mental Health   The Hon. Tim Pallas MP Treasurer Minister for Industrial Relations Minister for Economic Development The Hon. Jaclyn Symes… Continue reading Victorian Ministry Reshuffle

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