Shadow Assistant Minister for Cybersecurity Tim Watts and Shadow Home Affairs Minister Kristina Keneally are calling on the federal government to develop a national ransomware strategy that will make Australian targets less appealing to cyber criminals.
The decision to give small business cabinet-level representation in Federal Parliament is nothing more than a token appointment, according to Servcorp COO Marcus Moufarrige.
Julia Gillard has named Brendan O’Connor as new the Minister for Small Business, with the portfolio getting a boost to the federal cabinet for the first time after last Monday’s leadership ballot led to a cabinet reshuffle.
Julia Gillard has won this morning’s Labor leadership ballot 71 votes to 31, demonstrating she has the majority support of the Caucus. Kevin Rudd has confirmed he’ll move to the backbench and remain as Member for Griffith.
The Tax Institute is calling for the Federal Government to double the duration of its planned two-day Tax Forum in October, and place the carbon tax at the top of the agenda.
NSW Labor under the leadership of Premier Kristina Keneally is polling worse than when former Premier Nathan Rees was pushed from the job in December last year.
Treasurer Wayne Swan has been forced to defend the Labor Party’s moves to oust former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd through caucus dealing at the G20 conference in Toronto, Canada.
NSW Labor’s Kristina Keneally is dominating the Liberal’s Barry O’Farrell as preferred premier for the state, but seems destined to be a popular leader of a losing party if the latest Newspoll numbers hold true.
The Labor Party has been dealt a major blow with Cath Bowtell announcing she will quit the ACTU after losing in her bid for the council presidency to nurses union chief, Ged Kearney.