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RT @ceda_news: Modelling on the NEG forecasts a 23% decrease in power prices. COAG meeting was constructive: NEG work will be finalised in…

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1 Dec 2017
13
December

NEWGATE POLITICAL UPDATE NOTE: Queensland Government takes shape

Queensland Government takes shape   Two weeks since the election, Queensland finally has a government, albeit one with a wafer thin majority. Labor members will hold 48 of 93 seats in the new Parliament which, with one in the Speaker’s chair, makes for majority government – by...

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30
October

QUEENSLAND ELECTION NOTE

After months of speculation it’s officially on; Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has called an election for November 25. Over the coming weeks, we will see Labor, the LNP and One Nation battle it out across the state potentially resulting in a new Government in Queensland...

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27
October

POLITICAL THUNDERBOLT STRIKES GOVERNMENT

The High Court’s bombshell decision today to rule Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce and his Nationals deputy leader Fiona Nash ineligible to sit in Parliament has ratcheted up the pressure and uncertainty surrounding the Federal Government. The Court’s decision this afternoon means the Government now faces the...

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7
September

A Budget to turn around WA State finances

The first budget of the McGowan Government delivered late in the year, following the election in March was always going to be tough given the state of the WA economy and budgetary position inherited. But it’s not all doom and gloom with early signs of economic recovery...

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7
September

Major Federal Public Service Shake-up

The Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, today announced a major shake-up to the Federal public service following the recent departures of the Secretary of the Department of Environment and Energy and Secretary of the Department of Health.  The reshuffle focusses on the Government’s...

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7
August

Federal Parliament resumes

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership authority has been reaffirmed tonight after Liberal MPs navigated a tricky debate over same sex marriage on the eve of the resumption of Parliament. The decision to allow proponents of marriage equality to put their case for a ‘free vote’ –...

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20
June

NSW State Budget 2017-18: “Envy of the Western World”

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet’s maiden budget, which he boasted today in Parliament is the ‘envy of the Western World’, has seen a major shift in the Government’s infrastructure narrative; from the hard economic infrastructure of “roads and rail” to the softer social infrastructure of “schools, hospitals...

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