Coalition scrapes home with slim majority and shaky election mandate


malcolm turnbullThe Turnbull Government has been narrowly re-elected, with the Coalition likely to secure only a one or two seat majority in the House of Representatives.

The double dissolution strategy also back-fired in the Senate, as the reduced quota resulted in the election of an expanded cross bench that will wield the balance of power.

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NSW Farmers call to reinstate CSIRO climate research funding

theland_farmingNSW Farmers delegates have called on Federal Government to reverse cuts to CSIRO’s climate research efforts, writes Alex Druce for The Land. 

However farmer support for the move was far from unanimous during a heated debate at the Association’s annual conference in Sydney this morning.

Earlier this year it was revealed CSIRO would axe 275 jobs – including 75 in the Oceans and Atmosphere divison – on the back of $114 million cuts in the 2014 Federal budget.

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Executive Team test strategy and CSIRO morale with staff-wide survey

survey vote buttons_300wCSIRO’s Executive Team will test workforce confidence and morale by conducting an all-staff survey throughout July.

The online survey – which is open to all CSIRO staff – is being promoted as a means to ‘confidentially contribute thoughts and feelings on Strategy 2020,’ with the Executive Team expressing a ‘genuine interest in understanding how people are going in the context of the strategy.’

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