Wooden Stake

This afternoon, the Albanese government announced a revision to Regional Forestry Agreements with broad consequences for farmers, the forestry industry and mining. The Department of Resources portfolio has been extended with new powers to ensure reforestation and supersedes the purview of mining and exploration. In line with the science, the creation of carbon sinks areContinue reading “Wooden Stake”

Silver Bullet

In a surprise announcement this morning, the Albanese government has terminated all tax cuts for religious institutions and permanently rescinded all religious public funding in Australia. This budgetary move is estimated to free approximately $30 billion in the budget.  This is being funnelled into Austudy, Abstudy and Job Seeker to bring those payments up toContinue reading “Silver Bullet”