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Labor will give the independent Parliamentary Budget Office ('PBO') an enhanced role in Australia’s macroeconomic reporting to promote stronger fiscal discipline and enhance transparency around Commonwealth Budgets.
Under Labor, an enhanced Parliamentary Budget Office will:prepare the macroeconomic forecasts that underpin all key...
From the Leader of the Opposition’s Budget Reply speech in May 2015, Labor has been announcing a comprehensive suite of measures to spur innovation, and deliver the jobs of the future.
Under this new suite of measures, an elected Shorten Labor Government will:...
A Shorten Labor Government will deliver child care support that is fairer and will make early education and care more affordable for families.
Our package will give parents the early education and care relief they need now – from 1 January 2017.
Australia needs to improve its trade performance. As the Australian economy transitions out of the mining boom we need to find alternative sources of growth and jobs. Lifting – and diversifying – our export performance will be an important part of this strategy. That is...
Experts predict that in the years to come, 75 per cent of the fastest growing occupations will require skills in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).
But we know that unless students are interested and engaged in STEM at an early age, they are...
A Shorten Labor Government will invest an additional $100 million to support Indigenous students to succeed at school, and boost the number of Indigenous teachers.
This is part of Labor’s plan to help close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.
For Australia, unmitigated climate change will come at a huge economic cost, not least of which will include severe and damaging impacts to the nation’s infrastructure and the death of ecosystems such as the Great Barrier Reef.
That’s why a Shorten Labor Government will:...
We need to have an energy system that is secure, reliable and sustainable while also being efficient and affordable. Boosting our energy productivity helps lift our overall competitiveness. It will reduce costs for business, improve profitability of enterprise and free up capital for investment and...
ALP 2016 election campaign policy on protecting penalty rates for Australian workers.
Labor understands that penalty rates are not a luxury; they are what pays the bills and puts food on the table for the 4.5 million Australians that rely on them.
Today, the Internet of Things and cheaper telemetry means we now have unprecedented volumes of data. This data can be aggregated and pooled, helping to maximise benefits for consumers.
Technology consultancy, Gartner estimates that there will be 4.9 billion connected devices in use by...