SAS Group News
Michael McCormack elected leader of The Nationals and Deputy Prime Minister
Michael McCormack has been sworn in as Australia’s new Deputy Prime Minister, following his victory in a leadership ballot of the Federal Nationals this morning in Canberra.
It follows a turbulent few weeks for the party and the Turnbull Government, which culminated in Barnaby Joyce announcing last Friday that he would stand down as Nationals leader.
Tasmania will head to the polls on March 3 to determine who will form the next State Government.
The Liberal Party – lead by Premier Will Hodgman – currently holds majority representing 15 out of a possible 25 seats. Labor will likely build on the seven seats they currently hold, however will need to win an additional six seats across Tasmania’s five electorates to gain power.
Surprise federal tax cuts announcement
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has fired the first shot in an election campaign thay may still be 18 months away, with his totally unexpected announcement promising income tax cuts for low and middle income earners.
The SAS Group welcomes experienced senior journalist and State Minister, Scott Emerson
The SAS Group is delighted to announce that former senior print and broadcast journalist, corporate communications specialist and State Government Minister Scott Emerson has joined our team as a Director.
Mr Emerson will further strengthen the SAS Group’s offering in corporate communications, and crisis and issues management. He will also bring direct experience in financial communications and investor relations.
Queensland on election footing
The Queensland Parliament rises tonight for what may be the final time before a state election. Both the Labor Government and the Liberal National Opposition are finalising their campaign preparations, with a series of Labor billboards going up around the state this week, and the LNP sharpening their attack on the Government around the sensitive issue of electricity pricing.
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