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Canberra Analysis Blog

The year 2015 has marked the end of the Parliamentary careers of some prominent Australians and their contributions to public life as elected members are worth reflecting on before the year officially comes to a close. There was the shock of the sudden passing of the House of Representatives Member for the Western Australian seat…

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Old Parliament House in Canberra, which now houses the Museum of Australian Democracy, has a special display devoted to Australia’s prime ministers. The display features a portrait of each of the 29 people who have held our country’s top job. Alongside each, there are a series of brief points about the major achievements of each…

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The old weekend penalty rates chestnut has been raised again, courtesy of the release of a draft Productivity Commission report as part of its inquiry into Australia’s industrial relations framework. The Australian Government’s principal economic advisory organisation has, among other things, recommended that for industries including hospitality and retail, high penalty rates paid to staff…

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