Politics & Government

Business Wire Australia and New Zealand

Global Game Changers Descend on Sharjah for International Government Communication Forum 2018

29-Mar-2018 10:19 AM
More than 40 speakers from 16 countries and modern history makers are taking part in IGCF Event is expected to welcome around 3,000 experts, government officials and media and communication professionals IGCF2018 gener

Mediaportal - AEC

New rules for authorising electoral, referendum and political matter

06-Mar-2018 10:24 AM
Longstanding authorisation requirements mandated for federal electoral advertising will change on 15 March 2018.

Business Wire Australia and New Zealand

Indian Premier Joins World Leaders to Champion Technology and Reform at World Government Summit 2018

12-Feb-2018 10:26 AM
  • Narendra Modi leads delegation from India, guest country at WGS • French PM Édouard Philippe calls for national transformation • IMF Chief Christine Lagarde bets on region’s youth to spearhead sustainable growth  

Essential Services Commission

Local councils rate cap set for 2018–19

21-Dec-2017 1:59 PM
Victoria’s 79 local councils have until 31 March 2018 to apply for a rate increase above the 2.25% cap set by the Minister for Local Government, Marlene Kairouz.

Essential Services Commission

Proposed minimum feed-in tariffs for 2017-18

19-Dec-2017 11:48 AM
From July next year, energy companies may pay solar households and small businesses different rates depending on which time of day they put energy back into the grid.

Essential Services Commission

Promoting efficiency in local government

19-Dec-2017 6:00 AM
The body responsible for administering the state’s local government rate capping framework says a staged approach is the best way to set an efficiency factor to promote efficiency in the sector.

Business Wire Australia and New Zealand

Upon Conclusion of the Fourth Annual Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, Scholars and Intellectuals Visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum

18-Dec-2017 8:11 AM
Masterpieces reflect values of coexistence   Group Photo of the Scholars and Intellectuals during their visit to the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum (Photo: AETOSWire) ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A high-level

Mediaportal - AEC

AEC Reminder to Bennelong postal voters – return your postal vote ASAP !

14-Dec-2017 6:28 PM
People casting a postal vote in the Bennelong by-election must act immediately to send their completed ballot paper to the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC).

Business Wire Australia and New Zealand

Dr Amal Al Qubaisi Wins Parliamentarian Excellence Award as Best President of Arab Parliament

12-Dec-2017 8:07 AM
Her Excellency Dr Amal Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC) – the UAE parliament (Photo: AETOSWire) ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union (AIPU) has honored Her Ex

Essential Services Commission

Water prices ‘steady or falling’ for four regions

07-Dec-2017 6:00 AM
Water prices for households in four regions will remain relatively steady, or even fall under pricing plans currently being considered by the state’s water regulator.

Mediaportal - AEC

AEC Media Advice - Declaration of the poll for the 2017 New England by-election tomorrow

05-Dec-2017 7:12 PM
The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) will tomorrow officially declare the poll for the recent House of Representatives by-election in the federal electoral Division of New England.   An event to publicly declare the official result will

Mediaportal - AEC

New England by-election counting continues today

03-Dec-2017 9:48 AM
03 December 2017   New England by-election counting continues today   AEC polling officials will continue work today to progress the count in the New England by-election.   The Australian Electoral Officer for New South Wales, Wa

Essential Services Commission

Big discounts ‘don’t translate’ for energy customers

21-Nov-2017 10:44 AM
A new report on the state of the Victorian energy market shows while energy companies are offering bigger and bigger discounts, power bills are continuing to rise.

Essential Services Commission

Future of household water bills under scrutiny

04-Oct-2017 6:00 AM
The prices households will pay for water services from 1 July next year are under scrutiny as Victoria’s economic regulator reviews price proposals from the state’s water businesses*.

Business Wire Australia and New Zealand

Luxembourg is the First European Nation to Offer a Legal Framework for Space Resources Utilization

14-Jul-2017 8:34 AM
LUXEMBOURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Luxembourg Parliament adopted the draft law on the exploration and use of space resources. The Grand Duchy is thus the first European country to offer a legal framework ensuring that private operators can be c

Mediaportal - AEC

AEC MR - NIYP participants on their way to Canberra (22 May)

22-May-2017 2:37 PM
2017 Youth Parliamentarians Canberra bound

Mediaportal - AEC

Governor greets NSW Indigenous Youth Parliamentarians

27-Apr-2017 2:02 PM
Last Friday six young Indigenous Australians, selected to represent NSW at the third National Indigenous Youth Parliament (NIYP), visited Government House at the invitation of His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d). The

Mediaportal - AEC

AEC Statement - AEC to conduct special count for WA Senate (2 March 2017)

02-Mar-2017 7:01 PM
The AEC will conduct a special count in Perth on Tuesday, 7 March 2017 to identify which candidate is entitled to be elected to the Senate from Western Australia, to the place left vacant by the disqualification of Mr Rodney Culleton by the High Court decision of 3 February.

Business Wire Australia and New Zealand

Now You Can Vote Online with a Selfie

17-Oct-2016 6:32 PM
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Smartmatic is officially presenting this week the first secure online voting solution where the voter's identity is verified with a selfie.   The greatest challenge for online voting has always been to make

Mediaportal - AEC

Final 2016 federal election payment to political parties and candidates (17 August)

17-Aug-2016 11:41 AM
The AEC has authorised the second and final payment to political parties and candidates for votes received at the 2016 federal election.