Labor unveils plan to reduce carbon emissions by 43 per cent by 2030

“Australian business is leading – it’s time that the Australian government caught up,” he told reporters in Canberra. o “That’s why our plan to create jobs, cut power bills, boost renewables and reduce emissions is the right plan for Australia.”  Labor’s target will be underpinned by a suite of policy measures, including a promise to … Read more

Charities warn new laws will ‘stifle’ their right to political advocacy

Read More Charities are concerned the move is aimed to undermine attempts to advocate on political issues during election campaigns. Australian Conservation Foundation chief executive Kelly O’Shanassy described the measure as a “real blow for democracy” with their charity expected to be captured by the new threshold. “We are seeing charities treated the same as … Read more

Christian Porter is quitting politics and won’t recontest the next election

“Before each election I have always asked myself whether I could absolutely guarantee another three years of total commitment to the electorate because people deserve that commitment, free of any reservations.” Mr Porter said “after a long time giving everything” to his electorate, “it’s now time to give more of what is left to those … Read more

Christian Porter will not recontest his seat at the next election

Liberal MP Christian Porter has announced he will not recontest his seat at the next election. The former attorney general, who was first elected to federal parliament for the seat of Pearce in 2013, announced the decision on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon. “I have spent the best part of the last 20 years in public service. This … Read more