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The Federal Government yesterday unveiled its new national 'Competitiveness Agenda', which will inject nearly $200 million into the parts of the economy where Australia is judged to be the strongest. Source: abc.net.au
Northern Territorians go to the polls this Saturday. Labor is making a bid for a fourth term in office, but the Country Liberal Party says it's well and truly past its use-by date. The CLP only needs to pick up one extra seat in order to tip Labor out of office, and its leader Terry Mills says Labor has delivered record budget deficits and has failed to plan for the state's economic boom.
Leaders from around the region will meet in the Cook Islands next week for the 43rd annual Pacific Islands Forum. For Julia Gillard, it will be a chance to talk face-to-face with the leaders of Nauru and Papua New Guinea about plans to reopen off-shore asylum-seeker processing centres.