In the meantime, record levels of immigrants have added to Australia’s GDP. Unfortunately, that has not translated into wages, which have remained flat.
If Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had a time machine he’d surely go back and change a few things. He’d almost certainly go back and come out strongly in favour of the banking royal commission.
Unless Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull can get her to flip back into supporting the Coalition’s budget, his company and personal income tax cut plans look to be in trouble.
If you or your family have ever needed emergency assistance, you’ll know there’s no finer sound than the wailing of an ambulance siren. And no finer sight than those hard working paramedics who’ve rushed to the scene to render assistance.
If you were hoping the by-elections for the five vacant Labor seats would be done and dusted quickly, here’s some bad news. The earliest possible date for the by-elections is at least a month away.
With hopes of helping keep a lid on energy price rises, or even bring them down, the government has been actively encouraging AGL to sell its Liddell power station. Tony Abbott has been among the most vocal proponents for forcing AGL’s hand.
While Australia cannot dismiss the risks involved with China’s growing international ambitions, the Middle Kingdom remains our largest trading partner. This makes for a delicate dance for Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.
If you were still doubting Australia’s allure to international migrants and refugees, just look at the latest figures from the Commonwealth Games.
South Australia has long been home to Australia’s multi-billion-dollar shipbuilding industry. And the government has taken moves to ensure the critical industry has enough continuous work to keep it going.
Even as voters prepare for multiple by-elections across Australia, another Labor MP’s eligibility has come into doubt. Why? Because of questions about her possible dual citizenship, of course.
Whether you’re earning $50,000 or $200,000, the government’s personal income tax plan will put significantly more money in your pocket. The early years of the seven-year plan will favour the lower end of the income earners. The later years will…
More than half of Australia’s voters can’t run for parliament…unless they revoke their dual citizenship. And Malcolm Turnbull says there’s no time for a referendum to overturn the ban on dual citizen MPs.
For years now, the idea of a sugar tax has been thrown around as if it were a silver bullet to cure Australia’s obesity crisis. Like a dog with a bone, the Nanny State brigade just won’t let it go.
From corporate boardrooms to the halls of Canberra, gender equality remains a heated topic in Australia. And the Labor party has wasted little time trying to turn the issue to its political advantage.
The refugee challenge facing Australia isn’t going to go away. Not this year. And not over the next many decades. It will remain a pressing issue so long as Australia is a wealthy, free, and safe place to live, work and raise a family.
In a time of low wage growth, many will apply and if successful, accept jobs that offer a higher salary. The high cost of living in Australia, means that low wage growth is becoming an increasing problem. As such, some have found a solution that will allow them to lead the lives they desire.
Jobs have been on the rise for quite some time now. And to keep the Australian economy going, jobs are needed. Last week the government announced an income tax cut in the federal budget, but wages are still stagnant.
In a time where the sustained population growth of Australia has been a hot topic, Queensland reaches their predicted growth rate four years early. So what’s driving population growth?
Offshore detention has been debated for quite some time, in both the media and in parliament. But it’s not often that you see both major parties and their leaders on the same side of the fence.
From 1991–2015, far more New Zealanders made the move to Australia than Australians moving to New Zealand. And New Zealand’s National Party leader Simon Bridges fears that trend could return…with dire consequences for his country.
When was the last time you opened your electric bill and thought, ‘Gee, what a bargain?’ If you answered ‘never’ you may be pleased to know there’s a chance — albeit a small one — that your provider may owe you a refund on some allegedly dodgy charges.
Losing the US presidential election to Donald Trump was a bitter pill for Hillary Clinton to swallow. And she doesn’t appear to have gotten it down her gullet yet. She’s written a book about her loss to ‘the Donald’, titled What Happened.
In moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, US President Donald Trump enraged many Palestinians, who see the city as their own capital. But in making the bold and controversial move, Trump may well be forcing both sides to move forward towards a peace deal.
Last week saw a wave of Labor MPs booted from parliament. Why? Because of their foreign citizenship ties of course. Now they face a by-election. All to be held on the same day. Here are the key points you should know.
The coalition still trails Labor by the thinnest of margins on a two-party preferred basis. But Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has reason to celebrate the latest Newspoll results.
Women make up 50.04% of Australia’s population, according to figures from the World Bank. Should they hold 50.04% of every job? Quotas are a notoriously poor way to fill the ranks with underrepresented parts of the population.
There’s a fair bit of teeth gnashing going on over the latest federal government figures on Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. The data shows that pollution levels increased by 1.5% across Australia for the year to December 2017.
The Banking Royal Commission has revealed some astonishing fraud and deception from the big banks and AMP. And any companies that think they’re safe because they’re not a bank should think again.
After a number of Labor MPs were found to still have dual citizenships, even after a lawyer cleared them, it’s now time for a new set of by-elections. And Labor leader Bill Shorten is using this time to show what Labor could do regarding tax cuts.
This past week has seen a number of Labor MPs forced to resign due to their dual citizenship. This comes after Opposition Leader Bill Shorten claimed his party had nothing to worry about and were all clear to sit in parliament.