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KELVIN'S BLOG: CSL coronavirus work continues a long tradition

This week it has been reported that the Australian biotechnology company CSL has reached an agreement with the Australian Government to supply up to 51 million doses of a University of Queensland developed coronavirus vaccine to be available from mid next year if it proves safe and effective.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Sustainable Australia Party welcomes anti-corruption Bills

The Sustainable Australia Party welcomes the introduction of two anti-corruption Bills into the House of Representatives by the Independent Member for the Victorian Electorate of Indi, Helen Haines.

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MEDIA: Business News - WA needs a more transparent and democratic planning system

Transparent and democratic urban planning is essential in underpinning good environmental and social outcomes and delivering liveable cities. This is particularly the case with large and complex cities like Perth.

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MEDIA: The Age - Mission impossible: Andrews' emergency power play looks doomed

The state government's plan to extend its power to make new COVID-19 state of emergency declarations looks doomed as opposition and crossbench MPs accuse Labor of overreach.

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MEDIA: ABC - Victorian Government faces Upper House battle to extend coronavirus state of emergency powers

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has defended the need to extend the state of emergency by another year, describing the measure as an "insurance policy".

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KELVIN'S BLOG: Don't just flatten the curve - Eliminate coronavirus!

In the first couple of months both the Federal and State Governments seemed to be doing a great job of protecting Australians from the coronavirus pandemic.

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KELVIN'S BLOG: Economists say lower immigration will lift wages

A lot of pre coronavirus economic commentary was to the effect that the Australian economy has been struggling due to a lack of wages growth. Essentially wages have been stagnant for years.

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KELVIN'S BLOG: Australian Government should follow Jacinda Ardern’s lead

MacroBusiness has reported that the New Zealand Ardern Government is acting to ensure that unemployed New Zealanders do not have to compete for jobs with workers from overseas.

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MEDIA: Herald Sun - Protect our past and safety

CLIFFORD HAYES MP: What does this State Government want to be remembered for? I imagine the Premier would like his Government to be remembered by his “getting things done” mantra of construction, construction, and even more construction.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Victorian Government must review vertical cruise ships strategy

Victorians are all deeply troubled by the Victorian Government’s decision to confine public housing tenants in North Melbourne and Kensington to their rooms to try to stop the coronavirus pandemic.

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