Mining magnate and lawmaker Clive Palmer plans to introduce a bill into Australia’s parliament opposed to the planned A$2.2 billion ($2.1 billion) takeover of GrainCorp Ltd. by U.S.-based Archer-Daniels-Midland Co.
BHP Billiton Ltd. , Rio Tinto Group and Xstrata Plc have been called to give evidence to an Australian parliamentary committee investigating the government’s planned 30 percent tax on iron ore and coal profits.
Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, backed by a Labor lawmaker to challenge Prime Minister Julia Gillard as leader, says he’s changed his autocratic style, increasing speculation he’ll bid for a comeback.
Two Australian independent lawmakers whose support Prime Minister Julia Gillard needs to pass a carbon emissions plan gave conditional backing ahead of a July 10 announcement on how it will be structured.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, the nation’s first female leader, starts 2012 with support for her government at the lowest level on record at the start of a parliamentary year, a poll today showed.
Julia Gillard predicted she will survive 2012 as Australia’s leader and Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd played down speculation he is planning a challenge, after days of wrangling that undermined the governing Labor party.
Australian clubs began a A$20 million ($21 million) advertising campaign against lawmaker Andrew Wilkie’s plan to limit how much people spend on slot machines, which may curb revenue for companies like Tatts Group Ltd.