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Ministry reshuffle

The Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP, has reshuffled the federal ministry following the resignation of Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos as Assistant Treasurer. The Hon Scott Morrison MP has... View the full article...

Budget update

The Treasurer, the Hon Joe Hockey MP, released the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) on 15 December. The MYEFO updates the economic forecast made in the May Budget, including how much... View the full article...

Minister censured

The Senate has censured the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon David Johnston, after he said he would not trust an Adelaide-based submarine-building firm to 'build a canoe'. He made the... View the full article...

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