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Election 2016

Federal Election

Porter Continues as Minister for Social Services

Wendy Williams, Monday, 18th July 2016 -  Christian Porter will continue as minister for social services with support from Zed Seselja who has been newly appointed assistant minister for social services and multicultural affairs.

Federal Election

Government Gender Imbalance ‘Very Disappointing’

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 14th July 2016 -  Only 13 women will hold seats in the Coalition government – the lowest level in more than two decades – in what has been called a “very disappointing” result for women’s representation.

Election Analysis

For the New Turnbull Government, a Mantra of Courage and Compromise

Sara Bice, Thursday, 14th July 2016 -  Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s electoral victory earlier this week heralds another period of weak government, hounded by internal factional jockeying, writes Sara Bice, socio-political commentator from the Melbourne School of Government at the U

Federal Election

Aly Becomes First Female Muslim MP

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 12th July 2016 -  The founder of a Not for Profit committed to addressing violent extremism in Australia is set to make history by becoming the first Muslim woman to be elected to federal Parliament.

Federal Election

NFP CEO in Tight Battle for Qld Seat

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 7th July 2016 -  The CEO of a Queensland mental health organisation, who is in a tight electoral battle over the federal seat of Herbert, says it’s time for more Not for Profit leaders to take their their skills to Parliament.

Election Analysis

Cliffhanger Election 2016: Have we Reached Peak Disaffection?

Sara Bice, Thursday, 7th July 2016 -  Saturday’s vote confirmed a global wave of voter disaffection, social inequality and doubts in democracy as we know it, writes Sara Bice, socio-political commentator from the Melbourne School of Government at the University of Melbourne.

Federal Election

Post-Election Poll Shows Support for Crossbench Negotiations

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 6th July 2016 -  The majority of Labor, Green and Independent voters would prefer negotiations with crossbench MPs rather than calling another election, according to a new poll.

Federal Election

NFP Says Minority Government Could Be Good

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 5th July 2016 -  Not for Profit Anglicare Australia has argued that minority government could be a good thing.

Federal Election

Pauline Hanson Rhetoric Dangerous, Race Discrimination Commissioner Warns

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 5th July 2016 -  Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane believes Pauline Hanson’s rhetoric on race, multiculturalism and immigration, which includes calling for a royal commission into Islam, could lead to “fear, hate and division”.

Federal Election

NFP Claims the Message from Voters is Health Matters

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 5th July 2016 -  In the wake of the tight election results the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) has called for cooperation on health claiming the voters have spoken.
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