News and interviews on Steve Fielding including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Thursday, 25 November 2010
The Government is finally set to pass legislation needed to construct the NBN, with the long-awaited reform package set to split Telstra into two separate entities.
Friday, 27 August 2010
Tony Abbott rejects threat from Family First Senator Steve Fielding that may look to derail a Labor minority government by siding with the Coalition to block all legislation.
Friday, 05 February 2010
Communications minister Stephen Conroy under fire from the Federal Opposition questioning his judgement regarding the NBN tender process.
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
By changing the rules around employee share schemes, it will be harder for bosses to attract, reward and motivate staff.
Monday, 23 March 2009
Companies should review the performance of existing staff before the changes to unfair dismissal laws come into affect on 1 July.
Friday, 20 March 2009
A late-night deal between the Coalition and independent senators has seen the Rudd Government's Fair Work bill finally pass the Senate - but the saga is far from over.
Thursday, 19 March 2009
Independent senators Steve Fielding and Nick Xenophon remain at loggerheads with the Government over unfair dismissal changes.
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
Independent senators Nick Xenophon and Steve Fielding remain unwilling to pass the Rudd Government's new Fair Work bill
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Julia Gillard is holding firm on the threshold under which small businesses are exempt from unfair dismissal laws.
Monday, 16 March 2009
Employer group says Fair Work increases the power of unions but virtually none for employers.
Thursday, 12 February 2009
The Government will reduce the level of cash payments in its $42 billion stimulus package in an attempt to get the legislation through the Senate.
The Federal Government will accept some changes to its $42 billion stimulus package so it can pass the legislation through the Senate, Superannuation Minister Nick Sherry said today.
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
The Senate is preparing to vote on the Rudd Government’s $42 billion stimulus package on Thursday night, but debate still rages over the details of the legislation.
Friday, 06 February 2009
The head of the Federal Treasury has backed the Rudd Government’s stimulus plan, saying that the economy is likely to slide into recession if the Government does not spend up now.
Wednesday, 04 February 2009
The Opposition will vote against the Government's $42 billion financial stimulus package, Malcolm Turnbull says. He says the top three priorities should be jobs, jobs, jobs as he criticised the scale and size of the stimulus package announced yesterday, and said that it did not contain effective measures.
Wednesday, 24 September 2008
The Rudd Government’s luxury car tax has finally passed the senate after weeks of debate, lifting the tax on cars worth more than $57,180 from 25% to 33%.
Thursday, 15 May 2008
Unit pricing proposal before Senate
Monday, 11 February 2008
Six month reprieve for AWAs?
Thursday, 02 August 2007
Sharemarkets rally after horror day… Franchise founders' pay day… SME confidence on a high… Petrol independents call for reform… Government rejects Fielding bill… Roger May pleads guilty…