April 8, 2022 – Table of contents
Election date call drags on
Independents day updates – Hinkler
Former Queensland state police minister, Jack Dempsey, has confirmed months of speculation that he will challenge incumbent federal energy minister Keith Pitt. Dempsey was part of former Qld Premier Campbell Newman’s government until the shock loss in 2015. Since then he has resigned from the Qld Liberal National Party and become mayor of Bundaberg. Newman has also recently quit the LNP to run for the federal senate as a member of the Liberal Democrats.
Who is Keith Pitt?
Controversial cashless welfare card will be a local issue. Pitt an architect of the program which was deployed to his electorate.
Albanese plan to fix Murray-Darling
The long suffering Murray-Darling basin plan will be upheld with the full 450 gigalitres.
Maggie Beer deployed to improve aged care meals
Scott Morrison in Corangamite
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the Australian Army partnership with Hanwha Defence Australia is a “fulfilment of a promise”. It comes as the Prime Minister is in Victoria for the opening of the new site for Australia’s Howitzer Project which is a $1 billion defence contract. PM: Howitzer Project is ‘fulfilment of a promise’.