Brendan O’Connor named new Minister for Small Business
Julia Gillard has named Brendan O’Connor as new the Minister for Small Business, with the portfolio getting a boost to the federal cabinet for the first time after last Monday’s leadership ballot led to a cabinet reshuffle.
Rudd resigns as Labor leadership “soap opera” impacts business confidence
Following weeks of speculation about his aspirations to again lead the Labor party, Kevin Rudd has dramatically resigned as Foreign Minister, saying leadership rumblings have become a “soap opera” that’s impacting business confidence.
Resource Super Profits Tax now ‘Minerals Resource Rent Tax’
The Resource Super Profits Tax will now be known as the Minerals Resource Rent Tax, in a compromise between Julia Gillard’s, Federal Government and the miners.
Fanta Pants takes over the world… and social media
Social media has been awash with interesting comments since the political assignation of Kevin last week. It has been said 1000 times in the last seven days, but politics is a blood sport and what’s made it even bloodier is the part social media has played.