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Arthur Sinodinos is new Industry Minister

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has named Greg Hunt as the new Minister for Health and Minister for Sport. He replaces Sussan Ley. Arthur Sinodinos will replace Greg Hunt as Minister […]

Arthur Sinodinos acting Health Minister during inquiry

Minister of Health, Aged Care and Sport, Sussan Ley, has been asked to step aside by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull following allegations that she used government resources to travel to […]

PM Turnbull hits new low in latest poll

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is recording a worse satisfaction rating in the latest opinion polls than Tony Abbott who he ousted as prime minister last year. Despite gaining a new […]

Labor seize back Northern Territories

The Australian Labor Party (ALP) has won a resounding victory in the Northern Territories Legislative Assembly election which took place yesterday. A total of 25 seats were up for election […]

Full list of Turnbull’s Cabinet

Following the general election on 2nd July, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been sworn in for a further term along with his, largely unchanged, Cabinet. Following some late results the […]

Cabinet of Australia

Malcolm Turnbull Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources Fiona Nash Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories and Minister for Regional […]

Australia has a hung parliament

Australia’s general election, which took place last Sunday, has ended in a hung parliament with no party gaining enough seats to form a government on their own. The centre-right Liberal–National […]

Parliamentary 2016

Federal elections took place on 2 July 2016. House of Representatives Australian Labor Party 69 Liberal 45 Liberal National Party 21 The Nationals 10 The Greens 1 Katter’s Australian Party […]

Australia goes to the polls in tight election race

Australia goes to the polls today in what is expected to be a close election. There are 150 seats being contested for the House of Representatives by 994 candidates and […]

Australia to go to the polls on 2nd July

The Australian general election has been confirmed for 2nd July 2016. That means that the date is some five months earlier than it need have been. However, Prime Minister Malcolm […]

Scott Morrison delivers pre-election budget

The Treasurer of Australia, Scott Morrison, has delivered his 2016-2017 Budget Speech. It is expected to be the final act of the current government before Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announces […]

Prime Minister Turnbull announces Cabinet changes

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced changes to his Cabinet over the weekend following the departure of three ministers last week. The formal announcement of the changes as published on the […]

Cabinet reshuffle expected as three ministers go

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will be obliged to carry out a major Cabinet reshuffle after the loss of three of his Cabinet ministers in the past few days. Deputy Prime […]

Two Ministers resign

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has accepted the resignations of two Cabinet Ministers following inappropriate behaviour by both men. The Minister for Cities and the Built Environment, Jamie Briggs, resigned after […]

IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with Australia

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Australia Press Release No. 15/446 September 30, 2015 On September 14, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded […]

Malcom Turnbull announces his Cabinet

Australia’s new Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull announced today a new Cabinet and some changes to portfolios within the government. The Cabinet will be sworn in on Monday (21st September) just […]

Malcolm Turnbull defeats Tony Abbott in leadership challenge

Tony Abbott has been defeated by Malcom Turnbull in a Liberal Party of Australia leadership contest. Turnbull took 54 votes to 44 votes for Tony Abbott. In the Deputy Leadership […]

Australia and China sign Free Trade Agreement

Australia and China have signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) which is estimated to be worth around $17 billion to Australian exporters. Prime Minister Tony Abbott was present at the […]

Liberal/National Coalition retain New South Wales

Prime Minister Tony Abbott will be able to relax a little today after his Liberal/National Coalition retained control of the state of New South Wales. After losing the last two […]

New South Wales goes to the polls

The south eastern state of New South Wales will go to the polls today to elect members of the 56th State Parliament; that includes all 93 seats of the Legislative […]

Labor wins Queensland

The Australian Labor Party (ALP) has won 43 seats and expects to reach the required 45 seats (four are still being counted) to form a majority government in the Queensland […]