Dishonest and sneaky? Or just clueless? These are the options Prime Minister Scott Morrison tabled when referring to Bill Shorten and Labor’s tax plans for your superannuation.
First, the Coalition faces an uphill battle to win the upcoming federal election from Labor, which maintains a solid lead in the two party preferred polls. Second — if the Coalition does pull off an upset victory — it will need to get its tax cut plans through parliament with new laws.
Finance Minister Mathias Cormnann has drummed up the numbers as Shorten continues to be under stress to give further clarity regarding the economic impact of Labor’s climate plans.
United Australia Party senator Brian Burston has finally launched a defamation case against One Nation leader Pauline Hanson and former staffer Wendy Leach after the highly publicised accusations of sexual harassment and mistreatment.
It seems Labor is patching any holes necessary in time for the federal election. Just recently, detailed policy documents regarding key elements of their tax reforms were removed from the ALP website, and instead replaced with simplified fact sheets.
While there are many adjectives we often use when describing our Federal pollies here at The Australian Tribune, ‘trustworthy’ doesn’t tend to be one of them. And it turns out, most of Australia is on our side when it comes to having faith in today’s government.
The NSW government is the first in the nation to get commonwealth permission to develop the drug. Right now they’re strategizing the best growing conditions for the crop, AAP reports.
With the federal election only six weeks away, Victoria’s Labor government looks to have been caught out with some partisan and pricey anti-government advertising. The $1 million attack campaign against federal funding for hospitals and schools didn’t sit well in Canberra.
In the case of Labor’s electric car rollout plan, it also hugely impinges on Australian’s freedom to choose the type and brand of vehicles they’ll be driving themselves and their families around in for years.
Leyonhjelm had already updated his Twitter bio to state he was a member of the state parliament. But soon after the last preferences were handed out on Monday afternoon he was forced to change his profile from ‘NSW MLC for the Liberal Democrats’ to ‘former senator’.
Senator Duncan Spender of the Liberal Democrats has criticised the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Review of the Family Law System. ‘The Review is anti-Dad,’ Senator Spender stated.
The sudden news of Assange’s arrest shocked many as it was received on Thursday night in Australia. But even more shocking was the reasoning why, which his lawyer has deemed nothing more than ‘outrageous allegations’.
In February, the Australian Electoral Commission ruled that GetUp! is not associated with any political party. Yet GetUp Chief Paul Oosting said over the weekend that, ‘Our approach is to remove the hard right.’ And they’re spending millions targeting Coalition candidates.
Israel Folau’s social media rant on Thursday produced exactly the sorts of responses we’ve come to expect from our hypersensitive politicians. Not to mention corporate leaders afraid of offending any of their thin-skinned customers.
Despite the sudden and not-so-unexpected change in leadership with the exiting of Malcolm Turnbull last year, ScoMo has made progress. Below are some of the challenges they’ve taken head on, and succeeded with.
If the Australian government truly believes in the freedom of speech and truth, this is a fight they should be standing up for. Not, rather, looping Mr Assange in with every other terrorist or lawbreaker that commits crimes off Australian soil.
Apparently believing they’re involved in a game of playground name-calling, the Iranian government has designated the United States Middle East-based Central Command a terrorist organisation.
After five-and-a-half years in power, the opinion polls are showing a Liberal–National Coalition loss to Labor. Morrison has stated that only his government are able to provide a strong economy and the extras that comes with it.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is under fire for keeping silent about his own relationship with banned Chinese billionaire Huang Xiangmo, which led him to be the guest of honour at Mr Huang’s daughter’s wedding.
If your genitals don’t determine your gender, what does? It’s a confronting question. But it’s one all Tasmanian residents will be pondering after Tasmania became the first Australian state to make gender optional on birth certificates.
Federal Environment Minister Melissa Price signed off on an environmental plan that helps put Adani closer to getting its Carmichael coalmine up and running in central Queensland.
It just gets worse for the Greens. ‘Deep-seated cultural issues’ has once again caused a party member to quit.
According to the Australian Associated Press, Bowen plans to tell the National Press Club in Canberra today that ‘the case for our policies is strong’. ‘Every time the treasurer tries to stoke fears about our policies he increases the moral authority of the mandate we seek, if we receive it.’
Senator Duncan Spender has used his maiden speech to call on future governments to address climate change and use our natural reserves of uranium to solve our energy crisis.
With the Coalition halving the gap to trail Labor by only 48–52 in the latest poll, and Labor Leader Bill Shorten’s approval rating falling to an abysmal 35%, they indeed have cause for concern.
Duncan Lewis, the director general of ASIO (Australian Security Intelligence Organisation), claims that foreign interference is currently at ‘unprecedented levels’.
Next month Australians will be going to the polls, and deciding whether the Coalition will remain in government, or if Labor Leader Bill Shorten becomes our new prime minister. Now that 11 May is out of the running, it’s be narrowed down to two dates…
It’s the promises of tax cuts that appear to have positioned Scott Morrison to his best Newspoll standing since snatching the prime ministership.
After addressing Australia’s affordable housing crisis in his maiden speech, Senator Spender accurately described the conundrum Australia faces when it comes to refugees.
When activist group Aussie Farms published an online map with details of individual farmers’ addresses and contact details, they crossed a line by potentially putting the listed farmers and their families at risk.