Policy & Politics

Three new inquiries for Public Works Committee

House of Representatives
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works has announced that it will scrutinise two new proposals from the Department of Defence and one from the Australian Federal Police. Details of......
Policy & Politics

A flourish of treaty activity

House of Representatives
The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties will be holding public hearings on Monday 16 September 2019 into three treaties: Investments with Uruguay; the ISDS-UN Convention; and Double Taxation with......
Policy & Politics

2020-21 RATE PEG FOR NSW LOCAL COUNCILS

IPART
2020-21 RATE PEG FOR NSW LOCAL COUNCILS Councils will be able to increase the revenue they can collect from rates by a maximum of 2.6% in 2020 21 under the rate peg announced today by the.....
Policy & Politics

Bulk carrier detained in Brisbane for unpaid wages

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
MEDIA RELEASE 11th September 2019 Bulk carrier detained in Brisbane for unpaid wages The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has detained the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier MV Xing......
Policy & Politics

ACCIDENT VICTIMS SHORT-CHANGED UNDER GOVERNMENT'S CTP SCHEME

New South Wales Bar Association
11 September 2019 Motor accident victims are being short-changed while insurers reap super profits under the current NSW motor accidents scheme, the President of the New South Wales Bar......
Policy & Politics

ANMF OPPOSES DRUG TESTING WELFARE RECIPIENTS

ANMF
Media Release: 10 September, 2019. ANMF OPPOSES DRUG TESTING WELFARE RECIPIENTS The country's largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), opposes legislation that seeks......
Policy & Politics

(UNDER EMBARGO) 2019 report card on the welfare of Australians released

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
UNDER EMBARGO-until 1.00am, WEDNESDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER, 2019 2019 report card on the welfare of Australians released The latest two-yearly snapshot of national wellbeing uses high-quality data to......