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New Department Secretaries 


On Wednesday the 23rd of June, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese appointed several new departmental secretaries.  Each of these appointments will be for five years and will take effect from July 2022. Key secretarial changes are: Jim Betts will be appointed as Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts Jan… Continue reading New Department Secretaries 

Queensland 2022-23 Budget


On Tuesday 21st of June 2022, Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick delivered the 2022-23 Queensland Budget. This is the Palaszczuk government’s eighth budget as the state continues to recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic.  Queensland has the fastest growing population in the country and the treasurer has marked this as the “budget for tomorrow”. … Continue reading Queensland 2022-23 Budget

The 2022 Australian Federal Election: Results 


The 2022 Federal Australian Election was held on the 21st of May, 2022. The Australian Labor Party was elected into majority government under leader Anthony Albanese, defeating the incumbent Coalition government, led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The Labor Party last held government in 2013 and has not held a majority in the Lower House… Continue reading The 2022 Australian Federal Election: Results 

June 2022 National Cabinet Meeting 


On the 17th of June, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese chaired the first national cabinet since the election to discuss the priorities of the nation.  Originally established in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the National Cabinet is the Australian intergovernmental decision-making forum composed of the Prime Minister and state and territory Premiers and Chief Ministers.  The… Continue reading June 2022 National Cabinet Meeting 

2022-23 South Australian Budget


Introduction On Thursday 2nd June 2022, South Australian Treasurer Stephen Mullighan delivered the 2022-23 SA State Budget. This is the first budget of the Malinauskas Labor Government after defeating the one term Liberal Government at the March 2022 election. The 2022-23 SA Budget projects a surplus of $233 million, an increase on the previous government’s… Continue reading 2022-23 South Australian Budget

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