Australian Resources and Energy Minister Martin Ferguson (L) is escorted by East Timor Petroleum and Natural Resources Minister Alfredio Pires (R) for a meeting in Dili on February 21, 2013. Pires said on February 21 East Timor may decide to develop gas from the Timor Sea alone, potentially ending involvement by Australia's Woodside Petroleum.
If Simon Crean and Martin Ferguson don't trust this government, why should anyone trust this government?
The class war rhetoric that started the mining dispute of 2010 must cease. It is doing the Labor Party no good and we must reclaim the legacy of Hawke and Keating
The class war rhetoric that started the mining dispute of 2010 must cease. It is doing the Labor Party no good and we must reclaim the legacy of Hawke and KeatingMore quotes »
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Ferguson warns CFMEU on Yallourn action
The former federal minister for energy and resources, Martin Ferguson, says strike action by the CFMEU is jeopardising the future of the state's power industry. The industrial dispute between the union and the owner of Yallourn power station, Energy Aust from ABC (Australia) Online Read more »
Why Labor? Kim Carr to burst into print
Can Simon Crean and Martin Ferguson be far from a hot word processor? Victoria's Kim Carr is the latest exiled Labor frontbencher to announce he is writing a book to save the Labor Party. Only last week former Minister Chris Bowen, of NSW, revealed he wa from The Age Read more »
Wages, dollar killed LNG plan: Libs
HIGH labour costs contributed to Woodside Petroleum's decision to shelve its Browse LNG project, the federal opposition has declared, claiming the true cost of the venture was "astronomical". In a statement to the stock exchange today, Woodside said the from The Australian Read more »
Do they really want to deregulate?
SIMON Crean has the yard glass out and Martin Ferguson is toasting Bob Hawke and the grand era of 80s and 90s Labor when business, government and the unions jointly managed the economy and Paul Keating gazed cheekily at us from the cover of Rolling Stone from The Australian Read more »
Crean should form a new Labor, but I hope not yet
Professor Kenneth Wiltshire has a point: SIMON Crean, Chris Bowen, Martin Ferguson, Kim Carr and their disaffected former ministerial colleagues would do Australia a big favour if they left the ALP and formed a new party... They could begin the long over from Herald Sun Read more »