This week, as the report on Community Consultations for the 2015 Defence White Paper Community Consultation Report was released, Minister for Defence, Hon. Kevin Andrews, was in Perth, with WA Senator Linda Reynolds. [press release] Senator Reynolds said Minister Andrews has a keen interest in WA Defence capabilities. She said the minister “is going to […]
The University of Sydney Business School has been asked by the United Nations to make its expertise in poverty alleviation available to the high level World Investment Forum to be held in Geneva in October. The biennial Forum, sponsored by the United Nation Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), traditionally attracts heads of government, senior […]
WOODSIDE Petroleum discovers more natural gas in its Toro-1 exploratory well, off the coast of Western Australia, potentially expanding its Pluto project.
Last week, Woolworths announced financial year 2014 first half sales increased 6.0% on the previous year. Sales for Q2 were $16.2 billion, a 5.9% increase over Q2 2013. Grant O’Brien, Woolworths CEO, said the sales result reflected their “four Strategic Priorities that have shaped our focus over the last two years.” The success of Woolworths’ […]
At Parliament house today, in a joint coalition party room meeting, Tony Abbott, Australia’s Prime Minister-elect, said now that the coalition has won the election, they have only a brief moment to savour the win, before they get to work. Mr. Abbott said their challenge is to earn the trust placed in them, and to […]
Martin Tye, the stable population party candidate for the seat of Eden-Monaro,at the Queanbeyan Council’s Candidates night, said the new party’s focus is on the ‘everything’ issue, population.
Liberal leader Tony Abbott was at Australian Fishing Trade Association Trade Show in Broadbeach, Queensland, with his fishing buddies, Senator Richard Colbeck, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries, Senator Ian Macdonald, Ron Boswell, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Northern Australia, and local members, Steve Ciobo and Karen Andrews.
The Stable Population Party has a completely different take on boat-arriving Asylum Seekers, than other parties. They say Asylum Seekers are only a small part of the main issue of population. They believe the whole Asylum Seeker issue that we all seem to be talking about now, is a big distraction from the larger, and […]
Mike Kelly, the MP for Eden-Monaro, today announced $4o million for the Dunns Creek Road project, in the Queanbeyan area, near the new Googong development. This proposed road, although verbally supported by all local council candidates before their election, was almost pushed off the ToDo list by the Queanbeyan Council last month, and the money […]
Asylum seekers are a problem for many countries, including Australia. The world is constantly changing, so it is difficult to tell all the cause and effect relationships that have resulted in 50,000 people heading for Australia on 800 boats since Kevin Rudd changed Immigration policy on Asylum Seekers in 2001. Certainly, the softer, gentler Rudd […]