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Nation Building, Infrastructure & Roads Policy Round-Up

Providing the infrastructure necessary to connect with and drive Australia’s 21st economy is a vital part of improving productivity, enhancing efficiencies and making Australia a better place to live. Following years of underfunding and the absence of a robust national infrastructure strategy, whoever wins government on September 7 will have a large task ahead of them.

On The Hill - Campaign Watch, 30 August

The Third Debate

On Wednesday, the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott faced off in Western Sydney for the third Leaders Debate. The debate, held at Rooty Hill RSL, may have been the last opportunity the electorate had to see the leaders spar before the election on 7 September.

The debate covered a number of topics ranging from small business, education and dental care to foreign investment, jobs and … Read more »

Border Protection Policy Round-Up

In response to growing concerns about Australia’s refugee processing and border protection system, Mr Abbott has promised that a Coalition Government will “stop the boats”. Underlying this commitment is a comprehensive policy developed by the shadow Minister for Immigration, Scott Morrison. The policy consists of a number of core principles and initiatives.

On The Hill - Campaign Watch, 27 August

On Sunday Tony Abbott formally launched the Coalition’s campaign at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane.

On the Hill - Campaign Watch, 22 August

While the overall trend in the polls favours the Coalition, Queensland is a notable exception. The latest Newspoll shows that since returning to the Prime Ministership, Mr Rudd has improved Labor’s primary vote in the State by 8 points

Coalition Small Business and Manufacturing Policy Round-Up

This week the Coalition has released its policies for small business and manufacturing that it will take to the election in just over two weeks. The small business policy reaffirms the Coalition’s commitment to delaying increases to compulsory employer-funded superannuation

On the Hill - Campaign Watch, 20 August

Recent polls have all pointed to a strong Coalition victory on September 7. If the results from the most recent Newspoll are replicated on polling day and there was a uniform swing to across the country...

Broadband and Communications Policy Round-Up

In preparing its broadband policy, the Coalition has taken a pragmatic approach to ensuring that Australians have access to fast internet while taking into account the potential for new technological developments.

On the Hill - Campaign Watch, 15 August

Yesterday Opposition Leader Tony Abbott announced that the Liberal Party would preference the Greens below Labor in all 150 seats of the House of Representatives.

Workplace Relations Policy Round-Up

Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Senator Eric Abetz, has worked hard to strike the right balance in the Coalition’s election policy
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