Tag: Matt Kean

NSW and Victorian Politicians Pledge to Build Hundreds of EV Charging Stations

Politicians in New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria have promised to build hundreds of charging locations in an attempt to boost the number of electric vehicles (EVs) in the two Australian states. On Oct. 23, the NSW government announced a $39.4 million (US$24.8 million) project to establish over 500 fast and ultra-fast electric vehicle charging…


Blackrock-Backed Firm Wins Contract to Build ‘Super Battery’ in Australia’s Most Populous State

BlackRock-backed battery storage company Akaysha Energy has been chosen to build a “Super Battery” in Australia’s most populous state New South Wales. Its partnership with the U.S. investment giant began in August after BlackRock invested A$1 billion (US$701 million) into the Melbourne-based energy firm. The firm already has nine projects underway across Australia, including the…


Is Australia Hurtling Towards a Shiny, Centralized Clean Energy Utopia

Commentary The governments of Australia are, for the first time in many years, in agreement about the future of the energy industry. This was the key message from the recent energy meeting between the federal energy minister, Chris Bowen, and the various state ministers. Even a Liberal Party minister, Matt Kean of New South Wales…


Australia Hurtling Towards a Shiny, Centralized Clean Energy Utopia

Commentary The governments of Australia are, for the first time in many years, in agreement about the future of the energy industry. This was the key message from the recent energy meeting between the federal energy minister, Chris Bowen, and the various state ministers. Even a Liberal Party minister, Matt Kean of New South Wales…


NSW Treasurer Matt Kean Elected State’s Deputy Liberal Leader

Treasurer Matt Kean has been elected unopposed as New South Wales (NSW) deputy Liberal leader as the state’s parliament resumes sitting after the winter break. Government whip Nathaniel Smith announced on Tuesday Kean would take up the role. “With only one candidate stood for election, our new deputy leader … was elected unopposed,” Smith said….


Australian Aboriginal Flag to Fly on Sydney Harbour

The Aboriginal flag will have a permanent spot on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, with the NSW state government committing $25 million (US$17.3 million) to install a third flagpole by the end of the year. Flying the Aboriginal flag alongside the Australian and NSW state flags was an important gesture towards “Closing the Gap,” NSW Premier…


Australian State Rewards Health Workers With $3,000 Appreciation Bonus

The New South Wales (NSW) government has announced a one-off $3,000 (US$2,200) payment to health employees in recognition of their frontline work during COVID-19. NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet announced the payment in addition to the new policy that will apply to industrial agreements struck from July 1, 2022. Public sector employees, including nurses, teachers, and…


‘The Liberal Party Has to Get Back to Being the Liberal Party’: Peter Dutton

The former defence minister and front runner for the Liberal Party leadership, Peter Dutton, has said the Party must be true to its heritage if it is to be successful in the future. This comes after the Liberal Party lost Saturday’s federal election to Labor and former prime minister Scott Morrison subsequently resigned as Liberal…


Liberal Party Needs to ‘Get Back to the Drawing Board’ after Losing the Election

New South Wales (NSW) state treasurer and leading Liberal Party moderate Matt Kean says the party needs to rebuild after the federal election loss by listening to the community on issues like climate, integrity and women. The NSW treasurer says the party needs to “get back to the drawing board” after both major parties lost…


‘Silenced in the Name of Wokeness’: Growing Support for Embattled Liberal Candidate Katherine Deves

Liberal candidate Katherine Deves, who has faced backlash in the past two weeks for her vocal advocacy against the transgender ideology, has garnered endorsements from some Liberal parliamentarians. It comes after NSW Treasurer MP Matt Kean and Independent MP Zali Steggall, the latter being Deves’ rival for the seat of Warringah, called for Prime Minister…