Cambodian Foreign Minister says ASEAN is committed to ensuring RCEP implementation

PHNOM PENH, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) — Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn said on Saturday that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is committed to ensuring the implementation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which entered into force on 1. 2022. “ASEAN is committed to ensuring the implementation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership … Read more

Victoria’s transformed first bench sworn in after Labor’s big pre-election upset

The transformed First Bench of the Victorian government has been officially sworn in, as dust continues to settle on the news that four senior ministers would resign and leave politics. Key points: The Labor front reshuffle was sparked by the resignation of four senior ministers last week Victoria now has 14 female ministers, and Steve … Read more

Australian ministers meet to discuss gas shortage crisis

Sydney – Australia’s state, territory and federal government ministers meet on Wednesday to discuss the worsening gas crisis. Prices soared up to 400%. Analysts said they would be even higher if the regulator, the Australian Energy Market Operator, had not stepped in to impose price caps. Major manufacturers have warned that thousands of jobs are … Read more

Chris Bowen backs renewables and storage as energy ministers agree plan to close supply gap

After a week of uncertainty over the gas price crisis, the country’s energy ministers agreed on a plan to pay suppliers to help fill supply shortages. Key points: Energy prices soar due to domestic and international factors Ministers have agreed on a plan to safeguard the system The market operator will end up with more … Read more

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton unveils new shadow ministry, demoting two of Scott Morrison’s lieutenants

Federal Opposition Leader Peter Dutton has unveiled his new shadow ministry, demoting two of former Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s lieutenants from prominent roles in the new Coalition formation. Key points: Of the 24 members of the shadow cabinet, 10 are women Nationals secured six shadow cabinet positions Former cabinet minister Alan Tudge has been named … Read more