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Simon Banks is one of Australia’s most highly respected government relations, campaigning and strategic communications professionals.
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"Mr Frydenberg’s speech is intended to show the government’s commitment to productivity reform. But it comes 2 years after the government received a copy of the landmark Productivity Commission report and it has so far done little to advance the reforms"
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Matthew Doran 18h
PM Scott Morrison is in France for the G7, and says it's the 1st time Australia has been invited to the summit. That's *technically* true, since Russia was suspended from the G8 in 2014, and it became the G7. But Kevin Rudd got a guernsey to the G8 in 2008 & 2009.
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henno Aug 24
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Simon Banks Aug 23
"The Monkey Pod has become so large to be useless. We had 17 or 18 at the last lunch. As soon as you get 10 or more colleagues you may as well have it at Aussies"
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Peter Martin Aug 22
Robodebt leak. Coalition needs to include over 65s and other disadvantaged welfare recipients to hit $600m budget plan:
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Andrew Dempster Aug 22
Time to serve. Delighted to be joining as head of policy.
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Simon Banks Aug 22
"The business case for an indigenous voice"
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Jennifer Bechwati Aug 22
EXCLUSIVE – Barnaby Joyce's threat to quit the Nationals Party – he tells he WILL resign and sit on the crossbench IF at least 4 state Nationals members publicly declare they have lost support in him. Full story at 6pm.
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Financial Review Aug 21
. has apologised after suggesting Pacific Island nations could withstand the damaging effects of climate change by continuing to pick Australian fruit. reports.
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Simon Banks Aug 21
"we ask that Australia prepares well ahead of the next forum meeting in 2020 and comes to the table ready to make real, tangible commitments on climate change."
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The Sydney Morning Herald Aug 20
Former frontbencher Craig Laundy, one of Malcolm Turnbull's closest allies, blames Finance Minister Mathias Cormann for the former prime minister's ousting
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Phillip Coorey Aug 20
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells could lose preselection
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Mark Butler MP Aug 19
Yesterday Australia’s biggest gold miner lamented the costs of this government’s energy policy chaos. Today our biggest steel maker calls it a tragedy. What a complete failure & are.
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Ben Eltham Aug 19
Next time you see a Coalition backbencher wafle on about productivity growth, show them this graph by Saul Eslake. There's been plenty of productivity from workers, but wages haven't kept up
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Simon Banks Aug 19
“No countries’ targets have been ambitious enough and every country needs to do more, including both the UK and Australia,” the spokesman said.
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Simon Banks Aug 19
"Llew O’Brien says the proposed integrity commission has insufficient powers to investigate politicians"
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Simon Banks Aug 18
"He blamed higher electricity prices on the 10-year failure to achieve a bipartisan approach to energy and emissions policy."
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Simon Banks Aug 17
"Accepting anecdotes more readily than climate science is wilful ignorance"
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Frank Bainimarama Aug 16
If this is the Australian Government’s idea of a "step up" in its relations with the Pacific, it’s certainly not a step forward. It’s a big step backwards.
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Simon Banks Aug 16
Not only has failed to set out a clear path on Australia's 2030 Paris commitments He just handed China a win with his ham-fisted approach at the Pacifc Forum
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