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Nomination for Speaker of the House of Representatives

The Liberal Party has this morning selected the Member for Casey, Mr Tony Smith MP, as its nominee for the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives.

The nomination follows the resignation of the Hon Bronwyn Bishop MP from the position last week.

Mr Smith was first elected to parliament in 2001. He served as Parliamentary Secretary to former Prime Minister John Howard and in the Shadow Ministry when … Read more »

ChAFTA and the TPP - Implications for Australian businesses

The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) was signed in Canberra on 17 June by Australian Minister for Trade and Investment, the Hon. Andrew Robb AO MP, and the Chinese Commerce Minister, Mr Gao Hucheng.Before the treaty comes into formal effect, however, both Australia and China must complete their domestic treaty-making processes.

For Australia, an important part of the process is the scrutiny of the treaty through Inquiries held by the … Read more »

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