Shorten Says ALP Will Support Carbon Tax Abolition Provided ETS Remains

The Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten, has announced that the ALP will support legislation to abolish the fixed carbon price but will move amendments to retain the emissions trading scheme.

Shorten said the ALP will oppose the legislation outright if its amendments are rejected. [Read more…]


Abbott And Hunt Release Carbon Tax Repeal Legislation

The Abbott government has released an exposure draft of its carbon tax repeal legislation.

The legislation will be open for consultation until November 4, ahead of the return of Parliament on November 12.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Environment Minister Greg Hunt made the announcement at a press conference in Canberra today. They reaffirmed their commitment to introducing the repeal legislation as the first item of business in the new Parliament. [Read more…]


Gillard Announces $3.7 Billion Aged Care Policy

The Gillard Labor government today announced a suite of aged-care policies worth $3.7 billion over five years.

The package aims to facilitate more support and care at home for older Australians, better access to residential care, recognition for carers and more support for those with dementia.

The policy was announced by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Ageing, Mark Butler. [Read more…]