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ALP National Conference

More than 2,000 delegates, members and supporters attended the Australian Labor Party’s 47th National Conference in Melbourne last weekend.

National Conference is the Labor Party’s highest decision-making forum and plays an important role in defining the future direction of the Party.

The Conference voted on the consolidation of the existing ALP National Constitution, including the creation of a new section of the Platform titled Organisational Policies, as well as changes … Read more »

Tax Reform Discussion

Tax reform is at the top of the national agenda as Australia grapples with structural upheaval in the economy, and comes on the back of almost a quarter century of uninterrupted economic growth.  The Federal Government has said it is committed to fiscal discipline in order to return to surplus, and the States and Territories are faced with the challenge of unfunded Health and Education spending out to 2024-25.

This … Read more »

2015/16 Queensland Budget

The Queensland Treasurer, the Hon. Curtis Pitt MP, has handed down that State’s Budget for 2015-16. In keeping with its election commitments, the Palaszczuk government has implemented key measures to revitalise the state economy. Weaker commodity prices and a subdued labour market present challenges for the State Budget.

Queensland was the first of the four states to lose its triple-A credit rating, however Queensland’s economic growth is forecast to rise … Read more »

Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper Released

The Abbott Government released the ‘Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper: ‘Stronger Farmers, Stronger Economy’ on 4 July 2015, laying the foundation for a stronger agricultural sector to contribute to Australia’s economic growth.

The Government’s $4 billion investment aims to grow Australian Agriculture by reducing regulation, reforming taxation, increasing export market access and developing Northern Australia. The White Paper outlines the Government’s commitment to strengthen regional communities by supporting businesses to innovate, … Read more »

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