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29/06/2013Decision not to recontest Charlton
Today I have advised local Labor Party branch members, Parliamentary colleagues and the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd that I will not recontest the federal seat of Charlton.

26/06/2013Statement by the Minister
I congratulate Kevin Rudd on his election as Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party in a caucus ballot tonight.

26/06/2013President Obama announces new Climate Action Plan
President Barack Obama announced today a new Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution, a move which shows the world’s biggest economy is serious about tackling climate change.

26/06/2013IP reforms to improve social return on innovation
The Gillard Government has taken a further step towards strengthening Australia’s intellectual property system with the passage of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2013 through the House of Representatives today.

25/06/2013Labor's Jobs Bill to generate billions in extra work
The Gillard Labor Government’s Australian Jobs Bill passed the Senate today, ensuring that by law Australian businesses will have full, fair and reasonable opportunity to access work on major projects.

21/06/2013Industry Collaboration Fund to open
Businesses and research organisations within Industry Innovation Precincts will soon be able to benefit from the Australian Government’s Industry Collaboration Fund.

19/06/2013Coalition continues to attack renewable energy
Tony Abbott’s position on wind farms and renewable energy remains in doubt as his team have spent the last week speaking both for and against the industry.

18/06/2013China launches first emissions trading scheme
China will today launch its first carbon emissions trading scheme in Shenzhen, a business hub with a population of around 10 million and economic output of over A$150 billion.

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