Former Liberal staffers 'parachuted' into top Treasury positions, says Labor

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian politics Chris Bowen says the government is politicising commonwealth agencies Chris Bowen has objected to the appointment of former Liberal staffers to the Treasury and the Productivity Commission. Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP Labor has raised concerns about the Turnbull government’s decision to appoint former Läs mer…

Victorian Liberals defend election leaflets warning of 'gangs hunting in packs'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Victorian politics Labor says leaflets handed out in electorate of Keysborough are ‘nasty and bigoted’ Liberal party leaflet: ‘only the Liberals will stop gangs hunting in packs.’ The Victorian Liberal opposition has defended distributing election leaflets that warn of “gangs hunting in packs” in Läs mer…

Greenpeace and GetUp launch campaign to kill national energy guarantee

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Energy Exclusive: Television ads in Victoria and Queensland aim to get state governments to veto Turnbull’s set piece policy A Greenpeace protest. Greenpeace and GetUp will attempt to have the national energy guarantee vetoed by the states because it is not ambitious enough in Läs mer…

Longman byelection a contest between Shorten and me, says Turnbull

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian politics The prime minister says the Queensland seat will be ‘a test of leadership of the parties’ Protesters outside Atlas Heavy Engineering in the Longman electorate on Monday when the foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, was there. Photograph: Dave Hunt/AAP Malcolm Turnbull has Läs mer…

Anthony Albanese says Labor will focus on relieving ‘immense pressure’ on cities

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Anthony Albanese Shadow cities minister says Labor will overhaul Turnbull’s city deals initiative to protect against ‘political whim’ Anthony Albanese says Labor will replace Malcolm Turnbull’s city deals initiative with a new program to promote urban renewal. Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP Anthony Albanese says Labor Läs mer…

Fancy seeing you: energy foes Abbott, Frydenberg and Credlin to face off in US

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian politics An intimate gathering in Washington puts the energy minister in the room with two people trying to wreck his policy Electricity in the air: Tony Abbott, Peta Credlin and Josh Frydenberg have been on opposing sides of the energy debate. Composite: Penny Läs mer…

Electricity prices: ACCC calls for new powers to fix ‘market manipulation’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Energy Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says energy market ‘unacceptable and unsustainable’ The ACCC says customers could save hundreds of dollars a year on their electricity bills if legal changes boosted competition among wholesalers and retailers. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images Consumers could save hundreds Läs mer…

Huawei named as top corporate sponsor for MPs' paid travel

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Huawei Company paid for 12 trips to China, but politicians make more trips to Israel than anywhere else MPs who have received Huawei-sponsored travel include the foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, the trade minister, Steve Ciobo, and the former Speaker, Harry Jenkins. Photograph: Lukas Läs mer…