IN YOUR BEST INTEREST?

At a Glance

The Turnbull Government is committed to budget repair.

But the question we must ask is why will the Senate crossbench be motivated to support the Government in its budget repair endeavours, when supporting these measures will endanger their own political survival. Continue reading “IN YOUR BEST INTEREST?”

THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

At a Glance

Malcolm Fraser once famously said … “life wasn’t meant to be easy”.  With the resumption of Federal Parliament next week, Malcolm Turnbull is about to find out that the 45th Parliament isn’t going to be easy either.

With a 1 seat majority and a diverse Senate the Prime Minister could find himself travelling down a very rocky road. Continue reading “THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD”

BUDGET DISREPAIR?

At a Glance

As Malcolm Turnbull and his newly sworn in Ministry get down to work, the number one issue confronting the Government is budget repair.

The ALP committed during the campaign to support a number of savings measures they had previously opposed in the Senate, such as changes to the family payments system and research and development tax incentives. Continue reading “BUDGET DISREPAIR?”

HUNG PARLIAMENT, HEALTH & THE PBS

 

At a Glance

The possibility of a hung parliament and a minority Turnbull Government potentially has major implications for the health portfolio, health stakeholders and the PBS.

When you take into account there will be a more fractured Senate it’s safe to draw the conclusion that health care stakeholders will have to play a more nuanced game in their engagement with Canberra. Continue reading “HUNG PARLIAMENT, HEALTH & THE PBS”