Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s second win over rivals for her job in a year gave her minority government space to assemble a budget as it struggles to revive public support ahead of a national election.
Peter Hudson never gave much thought to politics while surfing all day off the New South Wales coast. That changed 12 days ago when the place he lives got the chance to shape Australia’s next government.
Australian regulators should probe trading in steelmakers’ shares in the week before the announcement of a carbon-tax plan that gives $300 million ($322 million) in concessions to the industry, say two lawmakers who sat on the committee that helped design the policy.
Australian independent lawmaker Rob Oakeshott will join the Labor government’s planned climate change committee, the Australian Financial Review reported, citing Oakeshott’s office. He supports emissions trading and wants parliament to act quickly to introduce a carbon price, the newspaper said.
Australian independent lawmaker Rob Oakeshott said he refused Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s offer of a ministry in her new government. Oakeshott made the comments to reporters in Port Macquarie, which were broadcast on the Australian Broadcasting Corp.
A boat carrying asylum seekers fleeing to Australia capsized in Indonesian waters, triggering a bid by Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard to rush legislation against people smuggling through parliament.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will try to push legislation against people smuggling through the upper house today after a boat carrying asylum seekers fleeing to her nation sank in Indonesian waters.
Australian independent lawmaker Rob Oakeshott will speak to Prime Minister Julia Gillard late this afternoon on her offer of a ministerial position and will make an announcement after that, according to an e-mailed statement.