Australia’s Labor government struck a deal with the opposition coalition to amend political party funding laws, agreeing to a new threshold for disclosure of donations to move long-stalled legislation through parliament.
Australia’s next prime minister will need proof of support from independent candidates to win approval by the governor general to form a government, or else the legislature will decide, a constitutional expert said.
Intellectual Ventures Management LLC, the patent-licensing firm that filed three patent- infringement suits against technology companies in December, has succeeded in getting counsel for one of the companies disqualified from the case.
Before she flew to London in early July with her Olympic teammates, Rafalca, whose chartered jet made use of the full length of the runway to ensure a gentle takeoff, stayed at Hamilton Farm in Gladstone, New Jersey.
Australia is poised to become the first nation to require tobacco products to be sold in plain packages, a move that could see other countries follow suit and crimp earnings of companies like British American Tobacco Plc.
Three Australian lawmakers who may hold the balance of power after a deadlocked election met in Canberra to discuss whether they’ll back Prime Minister Julia Gillard or opposition leader Tony Abbott to form a government.