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Australia – Energy Superpower

Australia’s attempts to replace Qatar as the world’s largest LNG exporter have been bolstered by last week’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of the 25 million tonnes per year Wheatstone…

GST Distribution System Under Review

The current goods and services tax (GST) distribution system is flawed and will be reviewed, says Prime Minister Julia Gillard. The review will be conducted by former NSW premier Nick…

West Australian Vision for 2011 Outlined by Premier Barnett

Premier Collin Barnett, West Australia, addressed the parliament for the first time this year and announced his vision for the new year. Mr Barnett talked about West Australia’s legislative agenda…

O’Farrel Continues to Oppose National Hospital Reforms

Barry O’Farrel, the leader of the New South Wales opposition, said that he would not be “locked into” health reforms. The statement comes in a crucial time as the state…

Boat Carrying Asylum Seekers Sinks off Australia

A wooden boat carrying dozens of asylum seekers has sunk off the coast of the Christmas Island. It is unclear how many people have died following the incident. Western Australia…