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  • ALP, Greens to end Tas deal | Business Spectator
    in Request new password The Tasmanian branch of the Australian Labor Party is set to pull the plug a four year power sharing alliance with the Greens signalling the end of a series of similar arrangements with the progressive party across the nation The Australian reports According to the newspaper the party is also considering making a public vow to not to repeat the arrangement even in a future hung parliament as it looks to rebuild its traditional base The news comes almost a year after the collapse of the formal alliance former Prime Minister Julia Gillard secured with the Greens then led by Bob Brown following the hung parliament in 2010 over a raft of policy differences namely asylum seekers and the mining tax The Australian reports the move is yet to be endorsed by the state caucus but there is said to be strong support across the party s rank and file members trade unions and the Tasmanian leadership group Print this page Related articles 13 Jan Iran nuke deal to take effect 13 Jan Govt interest bills surging report 13 Jan Abbott to pursue red tape cuts 13 Jan Palmer wants to repeal Newman laws 12 Jan Israel s Sharon dead at 85 More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please log in or register to post comments Comments on this article Comments Policy Peter GC Thu 2014 01 09 09 04 Progressive Party You have to be joking Where do you guys get your quaint ideas from How about some balanced reporting not left wing ear bashing The greens in conjunction with Labor have scuttled more progress in the last 5 years than you care to think about Unfortunately without an economy we cant survive and living under a tree making hemp doesnt cut it Ron lastName Thu 2014 01 09 10 33 Opened my eye too how ironic Steve lastName Thu 2014 01 09 12 21 And your examples of Greens scuttling progress are The Greens are the only progressive party in this country with clear and open policy priorities of democracy social justice and environmental sustainability Policies to benefit all Australians and our future generations The Greens are pro development but only those developments that advance our country not just the personal wealth of a very few Nick Nikov Thu 2014 01 09 14 35 Steve can I ask that you provide example where the Greens have been progressive in the true sense for all Australians One has to ask why only 10 or so of Aus believe they are a party worth assigning their primary vote to Graeme Crawford Thu 2014 01 09 09 48 A final recognition by Giddings that the socialist Labor and Green alliance in Tasmania has effectively bankrupted the State Brown and Milne is a poisonous combination and those Tasmanians still able to think have had enough Now Labor are running scared tyring

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  • GM asked to give up Holden | Business Spectator
    took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu GM asked to give up Holden 8 Jan 11 42 PM Politics National Affairs Industries Automotive Manufacturing SA premier to ask if car giant could offload Aust brand to rival You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP Car giant General Motors will be asked to consider giving up the Holden brand if a rival car producer can be lured to take over the company s local manufacturing operations South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill says the idea of another company using the Holden name on its vehicles is just one of a range of issues to be discussed with the company as part of its exit strategy The government has previously revealed it has already been approached by international vehicle companies that might be interested in taking over Holden s manufacturing facilities It may be that a particular car manufacturer might want to set up here but use the equity that s in the Holden brand to continue making cars Mr Weatherill told reporters on Wednesday That s obviously something that s the property of General Motors at the moment and presumably they have an interest in keeping it because it has value for them But that is something that we would want to advance in any discussions with Holden The state government will also ask the company to accept the level of assistance it needs to provide to its own workers and those in other companies that will be directly affected by its decision to stop local car production by the end of 2017 That will include allowing workers the opportunity to have paid leave to do work experience in other industries where new positions might be available There is a very big exercise in sitting down with Holden and making sure that they accept their responsibilities to their own

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  • Qld urges federal-state overhaul | Business Spectator
    gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Qld urges federal state overhaul 8 Jan 3 37 PM Politics Submission to Commission of Audit calls for changes to funding arrangements You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password The Queensland government has urged the federal government to overhaul federal state funding agreements in its submission to the National Commission of Audit being chaired by Business Council of Australia president Tony Shepherd The Australian Financial Review reports According to the newspaper the state government has called on the Abbott government to do away with tied federal funding reduce or scrap federal bureaucracies overseeing state schools and hospitals as well as allowing states to broaden their revenue base Not only is it a waste of public resources and effort it reduces government accountability by making it difficult for the community to be clear about which level of government is actually responsible for these services the submission says according to the AFR It is not clear why the country needs such a large education bureaucracy in Canberra when the majority of education services are delivered by the states The newspaper reports the Newman government has also called for the axing of national health sector bodies such as the Health Workforce Australia Australian National Preventive Health Agency and the National Health Performance Authority Print this page Related articles 13 Jan Iran nuke deal to take effect

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  • Stephen Fay | Business Spectator
    hard to find by Stephen Fay 5 43am August 14 4 comments ASHES A salt rub for Australia s wounds Halfway to their target of 299 and only two wickets down Australia once again looked a good chance to win this test But reality reared its ugly head and the team crumbled by Stephen Fay 7 21am August 13 5 comments ASHES Australia s senior attack The Australian team s senior citizens have been the stars at Durham with Chris Rogers and Ryan Harris thrilling But how much longer can they keep going by Stephen Fay 7 13am August 12 ASHES Rogers proves his mettle Journeyman Chris Rogers is the second oldest player to make a century for his country It may be a match winning one by Stephen Fay 8 45am August 11 ASHES Australia strides towards redemption In first day at Durham Test Australia punishes England to take one step closer to drawing the series by Stephen Fay 5 27am August 10 ASHES A damp and disappointing end at Old Trafford The Australians regained some pride despite failing to win the Ashes for the third time in a row Michael Clarke s new goal is to level the series and after Old Trafford he s being taken more seriously by Stephen Fay 3 24am August 06 ASHES A gloomy forecast for the visitors As is always expected in Manchester the rain dictated the play Alastair Cooke slowed down the game to his favour and Michael Clarke was robbed of two critical hours by Stephen Fay 7 01am August 05 ASHES The Mancunian mystery tour An enthralling third day leaves England still 34 runs short of avoiding a follow on with 3 wickets in hand by Stephen Fay 7 48am August 04 ASHES Australia clubs its way toward redemption Two late wickets following Michael Clarke s highest score against England and Australia has a decent chance to stay in the series by Stephen Fay 5 12am August 03 ASHES Clarke finds sweet redemption Veteran captain answers critics by leading the charge for Australia at Manchester s Old Trafford by Stephen Fay 5 15am August 02 5 comments Ashes An English dynasty emerges After a glorious defeat at Trent Bridge many had dared to hope of a close Ashes series But a thrashing at Lord s the once home away from home for the Aussies leaves a grim outlook by Stephen Fay 7 09am July 22 11 comments Page 1 Britain will be poorer for Scotland the brave The economic case for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain by Stephen Fay 6 38am January 09 8 comments Can Carney restore the BoE to its former glory As governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney has the task of repairing its reputation and culture both of which were tarnished by the GFC It s early days yet

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  • Politics | Business Spectator
    Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Politics Iran nuke deal to take effect 1 hour ago Landmark agreement to begin Jan 20 comprehensive resolution a challenge Govt interest bills surging report 1 hour ago State and territory govts face 35bn tab boosting need for privatisations Abbott to pursue red tape cuts 2 hours ago PM to start process of slashing red tape with repeal day on March 19 report Palmer wants to repeal Newman laws 5 hours ago Federal MP Clive Palmer says his party will stand at next Qld election Israel s Sharon dead at 85 12 Jan 11 22 PM Former Israel PM dies after eight years in coma leaves complex legacy Vic energy minister to step down 12 Jan 11 16 PM Nicholas Kotsiras decision allows potential leader Matthew Guy to move to lower house Trade pact is close Robb 12 Jan 11 09 PM Trade minister says 12 nation deal almost ready to be sealed Robb casts doubt on handouts 10 Jan 7 15 AM Trade minister suggests company requests for funds may be met with deaf ear report Howes welcomes ALP Greens break 10 Jan 7 13 AM Union leader warns Labor on future arrangements with fringe political parties EU approves Snowden hearing 10 Jan 3 17 AM EU Parliament committee gives all clear to hear Snowden speak Cabinet wary on SPC funding 10 Jan 1 52 AM Senior MPs concerned about precedent of aid for food processor report Senate inquiry into audit to hold hearing 9 Jan 4 03 PM Commission due to deliver interim report before end of month Minimum wage prevents working poor Labor 9 Jan 3 14 PM Shorten makes comments in response to calls for minimum wage increase to be deferred SPC fight highlights Lib division Shorten 9 Jan 3 06 PM Oppn Leader says government is unsure of what it wants to do ALP Greens to end Tas deal 9 Jan 8 37 AM State Labor branch eyes end of power sharing alliance vow never to repeat it The Spectators Gagging visas are an attack on democracy Rob Burgess 9 Jan 8 29 AM 108 The skyrocketing price of a journalist visa for Nauru will limit coverage of Australian prisoners on a vassal state It is an insult to the democratic principles this country stands for Britain will be poorer for Scotland the brave Stephen Fay 9 Jan 6 38 AM 8 The economic case for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Abbott s deadly dilemma on electoral reform Rob Burgess 8 Jan 8 19 AM 75 Tony Abbott finds himself in a tug of war between keeping the minor party dominated Senate pushing through his policies and implementing genuine electoral reforms to prevent the gaming of

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  • Inquiry to look at e-voting | Business Spectator
    progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Inquiry to look at e voting 9 Dec 2013 11 49 PM 3 Politics Election Technology Industries Information Technology Senate voting changes also on the agenda in election review You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP A parliamentary committee reviewing the 2013 federal election has been asked to look into the feasibility of electronic voting Senate voting reform and how almost 1400 votes went missing in Western Australia Special Minister of State Michael Ronaldson on Monday said he had made the usual reference to the Joint Standing Committee of Electoral Matters to inquire into September s poll He said he expected the committee to examine options for electronic voting Senate voting reform voter identification at polling booths and circumstances surrounding the WA Senate vote The 2013 vote has been marred by controversy with the loss of 1370 Senate ballots in Western Australia likely to cause a fresh poll in that state The success of micro parties such as the Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party and Liberal Democrats accused of gaming the preference system has also led to calls for an overhaul of Senate elections Print this page Related articles 08 Jan Australia risks missing tech boom 08 Jan Google s obey or perish rules of the internet 06 Jan Where the new jobs are 20 Dec iBuy shares rise on debut 20 Dec Roy Hill secures US700m loan More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please log in or register to post comments Comments on this article Comments Policy Bernard Walsh Tue 2013 12 10 13 43 No no no no no no no Experience in the US has repeatedly shown that electronic voting is too easily subject to fraud error incompetence and is extraordinarily difficult to provide verifiable yet anonymous tracking

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  • Labor will make comeback: Howard | Business Spectator
    Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Labor will make comeback Howard 23 Oct 2013 7 35 AM 8 Politics Election Former Liberal PM warns his party not to take Labor s loss for granted You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Former Liberal prime minister John Howard has warned his party to not revel for too long in its recent federal election victory urging it to remember that the Labor Party will eventually make a comeback according to Fairfax Media In a lecture at Adelaide s Flinders University Tuesday evening Mr Howard said that Labor s loss has weakened the party in the short term but that eventually all parties make a comeback He used the mid 1970s as an example when the government of Gough Whitlam sustained a record setting loss in 1975 only to see a new Labor government led by Neville Wran elected in New South Wales within six months His narrow win in May 1976 followed by landslide victories in 1978 and 1981 not only revived Labor spirits but demoralised the New South Wales Liberals Mr Howard said in the 2013 Dean Jeansch Lecture according to Fairfax The moral of this story is simple never underestimate the recuperative powers of either of Australia s major political parties Print this page Related articles 08 Jan Abbott s deadly dilemma on electoral reform 07 Jan A hideous beast awaits Abbott s return 18 Dec Abbott s friendly Senate hangs in the balance 16 Dec Income tax has to go up 10 Dec Abbott s nightmare is unfolding in WA More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please log in or register to post comments Comments on this article Comments Policy Cheryl Tonkin Wed 2013 10 23 08 44 I guess it s symptomatic of the fact that LIBERALs go too far to the right while the ALP move too far left What this country really needs is a rational compassionate and balanced approach that prioritises the SOCIAL economic AND Environmental elements of our nation A view that upholds the Interests of ALL it s people and not that of just a few I wonder if that s at all possible in this country Steven Smith Wed 2013 10 23 09 07 The Governments best asset for staying in power is Showbag Alan Cameron Wed 2013

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  • Bryce offered Abbott resignation | Business Spectator
    quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Bryce offered Abbott resignation 14 Oct 2013 6 12 AM 1 Politics Election PM says he denied Governor General s offer to quit ahead of ALP ballot You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP Prime Minister Tony Abbott has revealed Governor General Quentin Bryce offered to resign in anticipation of Bill Shorten s election as Labor leader Ms Bryce who is the mother in law of Mr Shorten wanted to avoid any perception of bias I have thanked her for her magnanimity but declined to accept her resignation Mr Abbott said in a statement on Sunday Instead the prime minister asked Ms Bryce to stay on until March 2014 when she is due to retire Ms Bryce s agreement to stay on was a measure of her personal commitment to provide continuity at a time of political turbulence Mr Abbott said She should be commended for her dedication to public service It was only fit and proper that Ms Bryce be permitted to conclude her term and be accorded the appropriate farewell that her exemplary service merited he said Print this page Related articles 08 Jan Abbott s deadly dilemma on electoral reform 07 Jan A hideous beast awaits Abbott s return 18 Dec Abbott s friendly Senate hangs in the balance 16 Dec Income tax has to go up 10 Dec Abbott s nightmare is unfolding in WA More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business

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