Julia Gillard


Thomson and Slipper woes compound Labor’s struggle with business vote

4:20PM | Monday, 30 April 2012 |  The reputation of the Federal Labor Government among businesses continues to falter, new figures show, as Prime Minister Julia Gillard attempts to cuts her losses over the Craig Thomson and Peter Slipper controversies.

THE NEWS WRAP: Finance minister Penny Wong denies government pressure on RBA to cut rates

4:12AM | Friday, 20 April 2012 |  Federal finance minister Penny Wong has denied that the Prime Minister is putting pressure on the Reserve Bank to cut rates, insisting that the Government’s focus is returning Australia to surplus.

COSBOA calls for system to measure impact of regulation

4:29PM | Thursday, 12 April 2012 |  Small business lobbyists have used an inaugural business forum to call for regulatory reform, including measuring the impact of regulation on small business.

THE NEWS WRAP: Liberals take control of COAG reforms

3:05AM | Tuesday, 27 March 2012 |  Liberal premiers are working to take control of the Federal-state agenda to overcome obstacles in the Gillard Government’s process, and pursue new reforms following the ­election of Queensland Premier Campbell Newman.

THE NEWS WRAP: Auto industry defends government handout

3:18AM | Friday, 23 March 2012 |  Car industry bodies have insisted that other businesses will benefit from the Federal Government’s latest handout to the ailing sector.

$9 billion overhaul for “inadequate” skills training system

3:53PM | Monday, 19 March 2012 |  Prime Minister Julia Gillard has unveiled a $9 billion package aimed at overhauling trade training and addressing skills shortages.

Gillard rejects reports of Westfield carbon charge clause

3:41PM | Thursday, 15 March 2012 |  Shopping centre giant Westfield is reportedly introducing a charge clause in lease agreements for its retailers to offset the costs of the carbon tax, but Prime Minister Julia Gillard has rejected the claim.

THE NEWS WRAP: Gillard launches Business Advisory Forum

3:23AM | Wednesday, 7 March 2012 |  The Gillard government has set up a formal advisory group that will analyse the amount of red tape that small businesses have to deal with.

Start-up lessons from the Australian Labor Party

2:53PM | Tuesday, 28 February 2012 |  Kevin Rudd’s leadership challenge and the discussion that has been generated by it provide some important lessons for start-ups. BY MICHAEL FOX.

Gillard defeats Rudd, Govt urged to switch focus to struggling SMEs

2:29AM | Monday, 27 February 2012 |  Julia Gillard has retained her position as prime minister, defeating bitter rival Kevin Rudd 71-31 in a Labor caucus vote, with business groups urging the government to return its focus to “real” issues.