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Tony Abbott's chance to get on board with women

Sydney Morning Herald - July 02, 2015

A bill quietly introduced by independent senator Nick Xenophon that seeks to legislate 40 per cent representation by women on government boards is now grinding its way through the system. Before one should become prematurely excited by this prospect, ...

Tony Abbott's chance to get on board with women

Sydney Morning Herald - July 02, 2015

A bill quietly introduced by independent senator Nick Xenophon that seeks to legislate 40 per cent representation by women on government boards is now grinding its way through the system. Before one should become prematurely excited by this prospect, ...

Senate inquiry launched following Lacrosse apartment fire

Docklands News - July 01, 2015

The senate will investigate “dodgy” imported building materials following the fire that took hold of the Lacrosse apartment building in Docklands last year. Independent Senator Nick Xenophon last month announced the senate inquiry into the safety and ...

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Genex Power hopes to correct energy supply imbalance

The Australian - July 07, 2015

The National Electricity Market operates the world's longest interconnected power systems between Port Douglas, Queensland and Port Lincoln, South Australia over 5000km. Its formation in 1998 was a catalyst for investment into the industry, with power ...

Liberals fear South Australian seats at risk if submarine contract goes to Japan

ABC Online - July 07, 2015

Liberal MPs say they fear several of their federal seats in South Australia could be at risk if the Government gives Japan the contract for the next fleet of submarines. With the state still reeling from the loss of thousands of car manufacturing jobs ...and more »

Transforming Adelaide: EOI invited to develop massive mixed use precinct

Architecture and Design - July 07, 2015

Urging companies from South Australia, nationally and around the world to provide an innovative vision for the site, Acting Premier John Rau said that the site in Adelaide's CBD presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create an internationally ...and more »

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Peppa pig or politics? What is the ABC for?

The Australian - July 07, 2015

Since then, the ABC effectively has become a foreign country, outside the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Australia, save for the approval of its sizeable stipend. It enjoys power without responsibility which, as British Conservative politician ...and more »

a better model for democracy

The Australian - July 07, 2015

Nine, let the Australian professional ethics industry write a course with exams and personality tests for those who want to be politicians. It's a vital job. Hire the best people. Political candidates must pass this course. Filter out the crazies and ...

Poll shows huge support for stripping sole nationals of Australian citizenship

Sydney Morning Herald - July 06, 2015

The proposal is popular with voters of all political persuasions, but most of all with conservatives: 89 per cent of Coalition supporters back the measure, compared with 69 per cent of Labor voters and 49 per cent of Greens voters. Only 9 per cent of ...and more »

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Senate push to review submarine 'option J'

Australian Financial Review - July 06, 2015

Senior Abbott government officials could be hauled before a Senate inquiry to explain their role in the push for a Japanese submarine and the process that led to the downfall of Defence Minister David Johnston...and more »

Tony Abbott's chance to get on board with women

Sydney Morning Herald - July 02, 2015

The highly conservative Australian coalition-led government has had something of a problem with women, certainly in perception. It has now been handed an opportunity to be at the vanguard of breaking new ground on gender equality...and more »

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