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Federal Labor’s Special Platform Conference 2021


On Sunday, February 28th 2021, the Australian Labor Party released the final draft of its National Platform ahead of the Special Platform Conference to be held online between March 30th and 31st 2021. The 2021 Platform is the culmination of two years of consultation and research. The document outlines the policy framework which will be… Continue reading Federal Labor’s Special Platform Conference 2021

2032 Olympic Games


 At 2:00am (AEST) on 25 February 2021, Brisbane was selected as the sole preferred city for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  Following a decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), exclusive negotiations for the 2032 Games will now be entered into with the Queensland Government, after the executive board of the IOC approved the… Continue reading 2032 Olympic Games

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

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