Cyclone Debbie bearing down, M1 upgrade funding secured, the LNP caught offering deals to One Nation, and Adani mine viability is debated (again, still) – last week in Queensland http://ethicalconsultingservices.wordpress.com/2017/03/27/last-week-in-qld-170327/
I enjoy freaking out my friends by telling them I like Peta Credlin, formerly Tony Abbott’s Chief of Staff. Genuinely, I think she was a woman treated unfairly, that she was smart, tough and capable. Her politics, sure, were an issue.
Now she’s spoken about gender …
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Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s new Prime Minister, announced his first Ministry on Sunday 20 September 2015. They will be sworn in on Monday.
There are many significant changes, including:
- An increase in the number of women in Cabinet from two to five (Michaelia Cash, Kelly O’Dwyer, Marise Payne will join Julie Bishop and Sussan Ley);
- Joe Hockey, Bruce Billson, Eric Abetz, Ian Macfarlane, Kevin Andrews and Michael Ronaldson are all leaving the Ministry, some apparently volunteering to go
You can read the rest of this article and download a full cope of the new Ministry at Ethical Consulting Services’ blog, here.
Don’t believe what you read in the media (e.g. www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/labor-powerbrokers-lose-control-with-reform-back-on-the-agenda-20150617-ghqeiy.html) and on Facebook.
The Australian Labor Party’s triennial National Conference* is in Melbourne in a month – 24 to 26 July – and most analysis you’ll see is desperately …
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On January 31, 2015, Queensland’s Liberal National Party lost State Government by a small margin, after having taken Government in 2012 with a record swing and a huge majority in the Queensland parliament.
Today the LNP released their review of what went wrong for them, and you can download it here …
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Very few people will disagree that politics needs to be more representative of the community – if we were truly choosing candidates on merit we would see more women politicians, more indigenous Australians, more migrants and their descendants, and proportionately fewer middle-aged, heterosexual, anglo men.
After the 2015 Queensland State election, the Labor side of the Queensland Parliament is 37% women. Overall the Queensland Parliament is 28% women.
You can read the rest of this article at the Ethical Consulting Services blog, here.
The new Northern Territory Labor Shadow Cabinet announced today by Territory Opposition Leader Michael Gunner includes a new portfolio of Open and Transparent Government*, to be held by the Opposition Leader himself.
Michael might be a bit unknown to those outside the Territory, even though he has a very good chance to be the next Chief Minister. You can learn a bit about him …
The rest of this article can be found on the Ethical Consulting Services blog, here.