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Labor pledges to double investment in electric and hydrogen vehicles to $500 million if it wins the election

- May 2, 2022 2 MIN READ

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has pledged to double the government’s $250 million Future Fuels Fund to $500 million to boost electric vehicle uptake and infrastructure if it wins the federal election on May 21.  The ALP’s ‘Driving the Nation’ policy also embraces hydrogen vehicles and infrastructure, and hopes to make EVs more affordable and easier to charge, as… Read more »

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IT peak body AIIA calls for Cabinet-level Digital Economy minister in the next Australian government

- April 11, 2022 3 MIN READ

Peak body the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) wants to government formed after the May federal election to create a new Cabinet level Minister for the Digital Economy. AIIA CEO Ron Gauci said technology is an essential driver to economic growth, creating jobs and making the nation globally competitive. While the Morrison government already has… Read more »

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The election bribes budget: cash sweeteners for voters to stick with the Coalition

- March 29, 2022 3 MIN READ

When Josh Frydenberg says his key cost-of-living budget measures are “temporary” and “targeted”, he’s precisely right, though the reasons are more opportunistic than he’d spruik publicly. He says it’s all about giving help when it’s needed while not baking in long-term spending. But actually, and equally, the measures are aimed squarely at the imminent election,… Read more »