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.
Tony Abbott’s opposition was on cruise control for a win in this year’s Australian election. In the wake of the ruling Labor Party’s leadership resolution with Kevin Rudd in command, Abbott’s ride has just got bumpier.
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 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.
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.
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.