Fire threatens some Vic electricity supply

An out-of-control bushfire burning in Bunyip in Victoria’s east is dangerously close to two electricity transmission lines linking the Latrobe Valley and Melbourne. The Bunyip State Park fire has burnt more than 6000 hectares and is racing towards the Princes Highway, starting from multiple lightning strikes on Friday. “Firefighters are protecting these transmission lines, both […]

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Pyne’s new chapter after 26 Canberra years

No regret or bitterness, no could’ve beens or wannabes, but a new chapter for Christopher Pyne. More than half of his life has been spent in federal parliament, and the 51-year-old rolled through some achievements as he announced his retirement on Saturday. Establishing Headspace, the youth mental health network. Building submarines in Adelaide. Creating a […]

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Senior Liberals Christopher Pyne and Steve Ciobo to retire, Linda Reynolds joins cabinet

Two of Scott Morrison’s ministers will retire from parliament at the May election, with Christopher Pyne formally announcing his decision on Saturday. The Defence Minister confirmed his retirement after 26 years in parliament in a statement on Saturday morning. Christopher Pyne (left) will follow Steve Ciobo (right) in retiring from parliament. AAP “It’s time to […]

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Voters worried about health, immigration

New polling shows voters are concerned about health and immigration but not so worried about defence and national security. It also reveals confidence in all levels of government and business has gone down since Malcolm Turnbull was dumped as prime minister in August last year. A poll of 1000 voters released by JWS Research on […]

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New Indigenous hub aims to boost entrepreneurs

Almost 12,000 contracts worth more than $1.8bn have been filled by Indigenous business since 2015, under the Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP). This in turn has led to a rapid rise in the number of Indigenous businesses nationwide. It’s estimated that up to 16,000 Indigenous businesses are operating in 2019, and that number is growing steadily. […]

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