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Australia's Labor party plans to expand investment mandate of CEFC

PV-Tech - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Australia's opposition party Labor has released its 'Climate Change Action Plan' to the approval of solar advocates in the country.
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How the influence of trade unions on the Labor Party is overestimated

The Conversation AU - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The Australian Labor Party was formed by trade unions in the 1890s. It is one of a small number in the world where unions affiliate directly with the party.
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Labor Party Unveils Climate Change Policy

Huffington Post Australia - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Labor would reintroduce an emissions trading system if it wins the July election, putting pressure on the government to match its ambitious emission reduction goals and forcing Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to revisit his controversial former support ...

Al Gore attacks CSIRO's climate cuts and praises Labor's proposals

The Guardian - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Besides praising state governments and businesses that are driving investment in solar PV, he also singles out the Australian Labor party's recent climate policy announcement. “These examples, along with the Labor party's pledge to adopt a 50 ...

Barcaldine marks 125 years since shearers' strikes

ABC Online - ‎16 hours ago‎
Thousands of tourists have descended on the outback Queensland town of Barcaldine to mark 125 years since the famous shearers' strikes of 1891.

Federal Election 2016: Labor's billion-dollar hole in renewable energy funding

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎10 hours ago‎
Labor faces "a litmus test" of its support of renewable energy after it emerged that a Shorten government would book $1 billion of the savings cut from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency by the Coalition. The Abbott government's 2014 budget cut $1 ...

Nick Xenophon Team to reap $1m-plus in election funding

The Australian - ‎3 hours ago‎
The total amount taxpayers will hand over to the Nick Xenophon Team will be determined by its share of the vote, but the party is expected to collect almost $1m in South Australia alone, where under a double-dissolution election Senator Xenophon will ...

Litbits April 30 2016

The Canberra Times - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Australian residents are eligible to enter. Entries must be unpublished, must not have won any other competition, and must not be under consideration by any publisher, literary journal or for any other prize.
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Treasurer Scott Morrison brings down his first budget this week

The Australian - ‎3 hours ago‎
All this as the government trails Bill Shorten's resurgent Labor Party by 49-51 per cent in Newspoll surveys. ... But Fran Bailey, the Howard government tourism minister at the time, tells The Australian, the Bingle campaign was “hugely successful ...

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten: I'll lead like a unionist

The Australian - ‎3 hours ago‎
Millions of Australians need a Labor government in Canberra, and now, not in three years' time.” He also stresses the party has learnt the “hard lessons” of its leadership turmoil in the lead-up to the 2013 election, and justifies his decision to pull ...
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Tony Abbott in Question Time in the House of Representatives. Picture: Kym Smith - ‎5 hours ago‎
Interestingly, the top-three most engaged electorates were the marginal seats of Richmond, held by ALP MP Justine Elliot, Page, held by the National's Kevin Hogan and Liberal MP Louise Markus' seat of Macquarie.

Government by the people

The Australian - ‎3 hours ago‎
If Labor strip-mined the environment like it strip-mines the economy, the green-Left would storm the capital. Australia simply cannot afford a Labor government. The commonwealth debt is more than $400bn. Labor gifted the nation a cumulative deficit of ...

Asylum seekers: Greens use Labor's 'key weakness' to attack Shorten's stronghold

The Guardian - ‎12 hours ago‎
“Certainly asylum seeker policy is only one area of my work but we are highlighting it as a key weakness for the Labor party and I think it is the thing that upsets Labor supporters the most,” Ball tells Guardian Australia. “There are people in this ...
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Malcolm Turnbull to benefit from PNG ruling on Manus Island asylum seeker detentions

Herald Sun - ‎6 hours ago‎
But if we want to keep our borders secure, if we want to ensure that people smugglers do not go back into business, then we have to be absolutely resolute on this: if you come to Australia with a people smuggler, or try to come to Australia with a ...

Renewable energy target in doubt as $10b investment needed

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
On the renewable energy target, which peaks at 2020 and then continues flat until 2030, the council is pushing for an extension of the system to 2035 to provide the certainty required for investment.
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Peta Credlin: Tony Abbott's former chief-of-staff says Bill Shorten is a real contender at election

The Australian - ‎11 hours ago‎
“I accept that the party made a decision,” he told Sky News on Thursday. “I don't expect the party to ever go back on that decision.

A good fist of it

The Australian - ‎3 hours ago‎
Asked on The Insiders about tax cuts delivered before the election, the opposition Treasury spokesman fired back: “The government seems to think that a small fistful of dollars might help the Australian people forget three years of chaos ...” A Fistful ...
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Blocking cattle empire sale 'xenophobic': Weatherill

The Advertiser - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Chinese Kidman bid is $371 million. Mr Weatherill said: “The nationality of the investor, I don't think is relevant”. “There is only one consideration here that is relevant, and that is the foreign direct investment to create jobs and opportunities ...

Forgot Labor's record? Check your tatts

Courier Mail - ‎10 hours ago‎
Clearly, Bill Shorten thinks that the average Australian voter also suffers from “anterograde amnesia”. ... In six years in power, Labor - with many of the same players currently leading the party - managed to destroy our nation's economic advantages.
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LNP leader Lawrence Springborg fends off new spill speculation

The Australian - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Liberal National Party leader, who returned to the leadership following the defeat of the Newman government after just one term, yesterday dismissed reports of a looming challenge, saying they were being pushed by a “small number'' in the partyroom ...