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Malcolm Turnbull

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After all the talk, what is the Turnbull government actually doing for small business?

By Martie-Louise Verreynne and Thea Voogt, The University of Queensland Treasurer Scott Morrison continues to warn about the decline of Australia’s global competitiveness if the centrepiece of...
Nick Xenophon

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Nick Xenophon Team to vote against Coalition’s paid parental leave changes and cuts to family payments

The federal government’s plans to reform paid parental leave arrangements and cut family tax benefits have hit a speed bump, with the Nick Xenophon...
Frydenberg coal

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Business groups join plea to politicians on energy: Stop the brawling

By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra Eighteen groups ranging from business energy users and suppliers, through to the union movement and environmental advocates, have issued a...
Scott Morrison

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Omnibus welfare bill shows the always-tricky politics of budget savings

By Peter Whiteford, Australian National University The Turnbull government has introduced a new omnibus savings bill to parliament. It has combined and revised several previously blocked...

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Government to extend paid parental leave scheme by two weeks but “double dipping” still on chopping block

The federal government will add another two weeks to the current paid parental leave scheme as part of a series of compromises on stalled...
Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick

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Staying politically neutral is more dangerous for companies than you think

By Daniel Korschun, Drexel University President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning immigration from seven Muslim countries has put corporate executives in a bind. Almost from...
Cory Bernardi

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Cory Bernardi’s decision to quit the Liberal Party could make the government’s job in the Senate even harder

Senator Cory Bernardi’s decision to quit the Liberal Party and start his own political party could add another level of complexity to the government’s...
Malcolm Turnbull

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Malcolm Turnbull claims company tax cuts will give workers $750 bonus, as both parties make business growth a priority

After a not so restful summer break, our political leaders are back on deck this week, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader...
Bill Shorten

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Bill Shorten warns Australia risks becoming an “unskilled enclave” unless jobs and training given priority

By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra Bill Shorten will put creating new jobs, sustaining existing ones, and training and retraining Australian jobseekers at the heart of...

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Execs at the world’s biggest tech companies express “grave concerns” over Trump’s Muslim ban

Powerful tech leaders have joined the calls against US President Donald Trump’s executive order to stop people from seven Muslim-majority nations entering the country. In what’s been...
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