Exploration for oil and gas in the Great Australian Bight

Exploration for oil and gas in the Great Australian Bight The Australian Government appreciates that the Great Australian Bight and its surrounding region is important to the local fishing, aquaculture and tourism industries. The region is known for its pristine and unique environment and deserves strong protection. The Government is confident in the stringent regulatory…

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Border Security Success

Border Security Success The Coalition resolve to keep our borders secure through Operation Sovereign Borders and to halt illegal maritime arrivals remains strong. The success of Operation Sovereign Borders has meant that here has been over 1000 days without a boat arrival, and importantly, no deaths at sea. As a result of this success we…

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GST on Low Value Goods – supporting small business

GST on Low Value Goods The GST Low Value Goods legislation is designed to close out loopholes that multinationals and big business are using to avoid paying Australian tax. It creates a fairer tax system for Australians and supports Australian small businesses by creating a level playing field against foreign competitors. Millions of Australians rely…

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Petroleum Resource Rent Tax

Petroleum Resource Rent Tax The Government is committed to ensuring that Australia’s taxes are working as intended and companies pay their fair share of tax. On 28 April 2017 the Government released the report of an independent review into the operation of the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (PRRT) which highlights improvements that can be made…

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Coalition Commitment to Indigenous Protected Areas

Coalition Commitment Indigenous Protected Areas The Coalition Government is committed to the Indigenous Protected Area Programme and has supported its implementation and expansion since it was established by the Howard Government in 1997.   The Coalition has maintained and built on this support by increasing the funding available for Indigenous rangers since it entered Government…

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Commonwealth Marine Reserves Review

Commonwealth Marine Reserves Review The independent Commonwealth Marine Reserves Review was commissioned as part of the Coalition Government’s commitment to establish a world-class management programme for our marine parks following community concerns over a lack of consultation from Labor in 2012.  We asked two expert panels to thoroughly examine the science behind marine reserves and…

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Greyhound Exports to China

Greyhound Exports to China The Australian Government does not condone animal cruelty and takes this issue very seriously. The Government’s role is limited under the Export Control (Animals) Order 2004 to issuing export permits and health certificates for dogs that assures the animal meets importing country requirements. Once exported dogs reach their destination, they come…

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Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients

Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients The Government  will ensure that the welfare system provides strong incentives for people to tackle any barriers they have to looking for work and taking a job when it is available.  Hardworking Australians would not expect that their tax dollars would be used to fund the drug habits of welfare…

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Improving access to copyright material

Improving access to copyright material In March 2017 the Turnbull Government introduced the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill 2017 to streamline and simplify the copyright framework for the disability, education, library and archive sectors while respecting the interests of copyright holders. These copyright reforms will support efforts to grow Australia’s economy through…

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