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A Time of Change: Heads of Government and Opposition Leaders Across Australia

January 8, 2024 - 14:26 -- Admin

As 2024 starts, a reminder that across the nine federal, state and territory jurisdictions, there are eight Labor governments.

Current Australian Heads of Government & Opposition Leaders – from December 21, 2024

No.
Jurisdiction
PM/Premier/
Chief Minister
Age
Party
Since
Opposition Leader
Age
Party
Since

1.

AUSTRALIA

DEMOCRACY IS ON THE BALLOT: BIDEN

January 6, 2024 - 14:05 -- Admin

On the eve of the third anniversary of the January 6, 2021, Capitol Hill insurrection, President Joe Biden has made a swingeing attack on his putative Republican opponent in this year’s election, former President Donald Trump.

Speaking in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Biden told his audience: “Democracy is on the ballot. Freedom is on the ballot.”

Watch Biden’s speech (33m):

Australia Joins 12 Countries In Condemning Houthi Attacks in Red Sea

January 4, 2024 - 14:31 -- Admin

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has released a joint statement with 11 other nations condemning Houthi attacks in the Red Sea.

Australia has joined with Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom to describe the attacks on commercial vessels transiting the Red Sea as “illegal, unacceptable, and profoundly destabilising”.

Fixing a Broken Migration System: O’Neil Announces Government Strategy

December 11, 2023 - 16:44 -- Admin

Clare O’Neil, the Minister for Home Affairs, today announced a series of measures aimed at fixing a “broken migration system”.

The strategy involves reducing immigration numbers to around 250,000 a year, approximately half the current rate.

Overcoming an “overwhelming visa backlog” is a key aim of the strategy, including rectifying “widespread visa system abuses”, especially amongst international students, and increasing language requirements.

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