• Virus commission’s funds balloon to $6.5 million

    Virus commission’s funds balloon to $6.5 million0

    The Prime Minister’s hand-picked coronavirus commission’s budget has grown to $6.5 million for two years. The team was originally set up for six months as a coordination commission closer to the start of the coronavirus pandemic, to provide advice to government on rebuilding the economy. But it was later rebadged as an advisory board, with

  • Factories first in industry revival0

    Five new manufacturing tsars have been asked to steer an industry-led reboot of the sector and prioritising investment under Scott Morrison’s $1.5bn modern manufacturing strategy. See Original Article…

  • Abbott’s scrapped knights and dames medals cost $135,000

    Abbott’s scrapped knights and dames medals cost $135,0000

    The governor-general’s office has written off $135,000 worth of medals and other insignia linked to Tony Abbott’s defunct knights and dames reboot. The former prime minister reinstated knights and dames in Australia’s honours in 2014, bizarrely handing one of the gongs to Prince Phillip. At a Senate estimates hearing in Canberra on Monday, officials from