Without the votes of New Zealand National supporters living overseas, there could be a risk of Labour cobbling together a coalition government, Liberal Party of Australia federal director Brian Loughnane warns.
South Australian Family First Senator Bob Day, delivering his First Speech in the Senate today, pointed to the barriers that are blocking Australians from jobs and home ownership.
“The Abbott government’s proposal on online copyright infringement will result in the implementation of a new mandatory internet filter that threatens free speech and digital liberty,” the IPA’s Simon Breheny says.
The Senate vote to support the Abbott’s Government’s Bill to abolish Labor’s mining tax was an important step in the Government’s plan to build a stronger Australia, Liberal Party federal director Brian Loughnane says.
“The Carbon Tax has just been repealed. This is great news for Australian families and for our nation’s small businesses,” PM Tony Abbott says.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s statement today on Australia’s deepening economic and defence ties with Japan.
Twelve new Senators will be sworn in on Monday 7 July resulting in an unprecedented eight crossbenchers. Whilst 25 per cent of the electorate did not vote for a major party, the non-major party senators took only 18 per cent of the seats.
Tributes continue to flow following the death of Ray Evans earlier in the week.
The Abbott Government’s plans for an Emissions Reduction Fund should be put on hold until a comprehensive inquiry has been held, South Australian Family First Senator-elect Bob Day says.
SA Liberal senator Cory Bernardi took some time out on Monday “to be a guest (sacrificial lamb) on ABC1’s Q&A program”. He says conservatives should not be reluctant to speak up.
Reports that the Abbott government is about to back down on the proposed repeal of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act are deeply concerning, the IPA’s Simon Breheny said today.
“Let’s remember the problem that the Government is trying to fix,” Prime Minister Tony Abbott said in a message today on “securing Australia’s economic future”.
“Much of what can be described as the “establishment conservative” mainstream appears to have effectively capitulated to the idea that so-called “progressive” initiatives are historically inevitable,” writes Edwin Dyga.
“To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, ‘Only progressives become old fashioned, conservatives are always in fashion.’ Conservatives acknowledge the achievements of previous generations. They are realists,” Senator Bob Day said in his First Speech in the Senate yesterday.
Preservationists think that the human species should exert herculean efforts to preserve every dying species. Attempting to preserve environments of the past, they lock up land, sea and mineral resources, prohibit development and oppose water conservation.
Senator David Leyonhjelm and Senator Bob Day are celebrating an early win in the Senate today, torpedoing proposed tax hikes that would have cost most taxpayers $80 a year each from 1 July 2015.
“I welcome the Prime Minister’s invitation for the crossbench to put forward Budget savings in light of the other Budget measures the crossbench are opposing,” Senator Day said, “Here are three suggestions just to start with.”
Independent Contractors Australia (ICA) have organised a panel discussion with Senators Bob Day and David Leyonhjelm to help small business operators become aware of some of the upcoming government initiatives that could affect them.
The Liberal Democrats are strongly opposed to the proposal to force internet service providers to store for two years details of every email sent, every website visited and every communication undertaken by their customers, the party said in a statement yesterday.
“The kindest cull of all”
The United States announced new sanctions on seven Russian government officials April 28. A long-used tactic, sanctions can yield unpredictable effects or have no effect at all, depending upon how they are crafted.
The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) announced on Tuesday 29 April that the count for the election of six Senators for Western Australia was complete.
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