MTV Movement’s Millennial Leader Olly Tripodi has spent a week in Canberra meeting with politicians, lobbyists and media representatives discussing youth engagement with politics and advocating on issues that matter to young Australians.
Election expert Antony Green has told a parliamentary inquiry into the 2013 federal election that a case for reforming the Senate voting system is “compelling”.
Speaker of the House of Representatives Bronwyn Bishop has launched a new Parliament Diary segment on the Sky News AM Agenda program. Each sitting day just before 9am, the Speaker will preview what’s coming up in the House to help inform the community about parliament’s work. The segment is also shown on Australia’s Public Affairs Channel (A-PAC)
A House Committee is investigating ways to reduce green tape.
The Standing Committee on the Environment will inquire into streamlining environmental regulation and one-stop-shops for environmental assessments and approvals.
Strategies to minimise alcohol abuse is one of several issues to be investigated as part of an inquiry into its consumption in Indigenous communities.