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New opposition leadership team and shadow ministry

Published: 4 June 2019

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP has been elected as leader of the Australian Labor Party and also Leader of the Opposition, with the Hon Richard Marles MP elected as Deputy Leader of the Opposition. Senator the Hon Penny Wong continues as Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and Senator... Read news item

New ministry

Published: 29 May 2019

Following the federal election held on 18 May, the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, has announced his ministry . This includes all ministers and their assigned portfolios—areas of government responsibility. Some ministers are appointed to the Cabinet, which is the top-level decision-making group within the Australian Government. ... Read news item

Puttin’ on the writs!

Published: 15 April 2019

The Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, has announced that an election will be held on 18 May 2019. The Official Secretary to the Governor-General formally read out a proclamation proroguing the Parliament and dissolving the House of Representatives on the morning of 11 April 2019 on the... Read news item

Government presents its Budget

Published: 15 April 2019

As part of its 2019-20 Budget, the Morrison Government will focus on strengthening the economy and creating more jobs, guaranteeing essential services and addressing the cost of living. The federal Budget is the government’s annual statement of how it plans to collect and spend money for the coming financial... Read news item

Opposition’s Budget reply

Published: 15 April 2019

Delivering his reply to the federal Budget, the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon Bill Shorten MP, told the House of Representatives that a Labor government would focus on health, education and a fairer tax system. Like the Treasurer’s Budget speech, the Budget reply provides an opportunity for the... Read news item