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Abbott's front bench a "blue tie" affair

Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott has unveiled his new cabinet and it’sĀ one for the record books. While Kevin Rudd, after ousting Julia Gillard, chose to elevate a record number of women to ministry, Mr Abbott has named his cabinet with only one woman listed: Julie Bishop took on the Foreign Minister position held by Labor’s Bob Carr under the Gillard/Rudd government. 1,132 more words

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Turnbull dismisses NBN petition as undemocratic

The National Broadband Network was a key policy under both the Rudd and Gillard governments and was a key election issue at this month’s federal election which saw the Liberal Party return to government after a six-year hiatus. 1,062 more words

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It's about time: Kevin Rudd embraces marriage equality

It’s official – Kevin Rudd has come to his senses, officially changing his stance on marriage equality. In a blog post on his site last night, the former prime minister wrote: “I have come to the conclusion that church and state can have different positions and practices on the question of same sex marriage. 992 more words

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John for G-G: Howard's Next Potential Career Move

If rumours are correct, Tony Abbott wants John Howard to be Australia’s next Governor-General.

Fairfax Media has reported the Opposition Leader has sent a letter to Prime Minister Julia Gillard demanding she not name a replacement for Governor-General Quentin Bryce, whose term will end next March. 509 more words

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The Giving and Taking of The Gonski Reforms

The “I give a Gonski” campaign has been successful. That is, politicians have listened and are acting on the recommendations made by the Review of Funding for Schooling chaired by David Gonski. 1,217 more words

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An NBN Alternative: The Coalition Prepares Their Rebuttal

The National Broadband Network – a key policy of both Rudd and Gillard’s Labor governments – has been widely criticised by the Coalition for being too expensive and for taking too long to be rolled out. 1,019 more words

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Tony 2.0: is Abbott really a changed man?

He’s in for the fight of his life as tries to gain the trust of the Australian voting population; but is Tony Abbott the new-age sensitive man he says he is? 1,041 more words

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