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Following speculation earlier in the week, the Prime Minister has confirmed the appointment of the Hon Greg Hunt MP as the new Minister for Health and Sport. As expected, Senator Arthur Sinodinos AO has been appointed to Cabinet as Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science. Very few other changes have been made, with the exception of Victorian MP Michael Sukkar the only new face to the ministry.
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Earlier today, the Federal Government posted the Parliamentary sitting dates for 2017. This includes dates for both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
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As Members and Senators return to Canberra this week for the first sitting period of the 45th Parliament, CapitalHill Advisory is pleased to provide a few interesting facts about the week ahead:
- The Coalition Party Room meeting today is expected to confirm the Hon Tony Smith MP as the Government’s candidate to be Speaker of the House of Representatives, ahead of the formal opening of Parliament tomorrow.
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With the Governor-General presiding over the opening of the 45th Parliament next Tuesday, CapitalHill Advisory is pleased to provide you with an outline of the Spring 2016 Parliamentary Sitting Schedule.
The Sitting Calendar features the sitting schedules for all federal, state and territory parliaments nationally. Determining which Committees and Inquiries should be established and/or resumed will be a priority for the first sitting week.
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Australia’s newest parliamentarians descended on Canberra this week for ‘MP school’, a crash course in the day-to-day operations of the Lower House. Next week, Australia’s first-term senators will arrive on Capital Hill for their own orientation program, ahead of Parliament’s return on the 30th of August.
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More than one month after Australia went to the polls, the final composition of the Senate has been confirmed.
The count for the Senate almost always takes longer than for the House of Representatives, chiefly due to the added complexity of distributing preference flows. The fact the most recent election was a double dissolution had the effect of delaying results further still, with twice as many seats up for re-election … Read more »
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has unveiled his new look Shadow Cabinet. Following a week of media reports on the various negotiations surrounding frontbench appointments, Saturday’s announcement confirmed that veteran Victorian Senator the Hon Kim Carr would retain his position on the frontbench. Given the maximum number permitted in the shadow ministry is 30, two Labor frontbenchers – ACT’s Andrew Leigh and the NSW right’s Sam Dastyari – will be paid … Read more »
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has this afternoon unveiled his new Ministry. In doing so, he said that this would be a term of Government for delivery, where the entire term will focus on budget repair and delivering on the commitments made during the recent election.
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