• Labor's energy spokesman Mark Butler

    Labor's energy spokesman Mark Butler said the government should focus on new renewable projects in the Covid-19 economic recovery. Image credit: Lukas Coch/AAP

    Daily briefs: Commonwealth progresses on 'single touch' approvals

    By Sophie Boot, Mon 10 August 2020

    Labor's energy spokesman Mark Butler said the government needed "a policy which incentivises renewable energy investment and modernises the Australian economy".

  • Andrew Barr's letter to Scott Morrison

    ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr makes it clear that Victorian politicians and any entourage should undertake the full 14 days of quarantine in the ACT, not a risky hybrid arrangement at home. Image credit: screen shot

    No free pass in Covid-free ACT

    By Marion Rae, Mon 10 August 2020

    Federal politicians are on notice as Australia's smallest territory makes it clear there's to be no special treatment for federal politicians, their families, or staff.

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