Last night, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten engaged in their third and final live debate.
While there wasn’t a conclusive winner, there definitely were some winning — and losing — arguments being tossed around.
Both the Labor and Liberal parties have lost candidates over offensive social media posts and remarks over the past week. Now it’s the Greens turn — with the resignation of federal election candidate Jay Dessi.
The far-left protestor who hurled a boiled egg at Prime Minister Scott Morrison ignorantly stated that her act was ‘the most harmless thing you can do’. It was not.
In tacit recognition that the global drug war has been a disastrous failure, New Zealanders will be able decide if they want cannabis use legalised. And it could happen sooner than we thought — with a referendum to be held on legal cannabis during the next general election in 2020.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is warning that Labor’s plans will tip the balance of power dangerously towards unions with very negative impacts for employers and ultimately jobs. He says a vote for Labor at the 18 May federal election means unions gain control over industry law, a
Two polls on Monday showed the gap hadn’t widened much, with the Australian Financial Review-Ipsos poll showing a 52–48 split in favour of Labor in a two-party preferred vote, and The Australian’s Newspoll having Labor leading by just two points in a reduced primary vote.
If you watch too much of the ABC or read too much of The Guardian, you would be forgiven for thinking that climate change is the issue that will decide the upcoming Australian federal election.
The City of Sydney is now considering introducing new 24-hour trading across the entire city centre. If passed, these would intrude on the controversial lockout laws put in place by the state government.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten was never going to be able to limit his taxpayer-funded pay rises to childcare workers. At the first whiff of the honey pot opening, workers in the low paid aged care sector began clambering for their own government-subsidised pay rises.
With governments around the world in debt up to their eyeballs, is it any wonder their experts all call for inflation in the 3% range? That, after all, will see the real cost of their debt cut in half every 24 years without them having to do anything.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is accusing Labor of aiming to impede on Australian citizens should they win power. The opposition is considering the idea of pushing food companies to make their products healthier, according to AAP.
Former Prime Minister Paul Keating set off a political firestorm on Sunday. Keating called for the heads of Australia’s intelligence agencies to be fired in order to improve Australia’s relationship with China.
We’ve got a fairly unique voting system here in Australia. Not only is showing up to the booths mandatory, but preferential voting allows us to rank each candidate on the ballot paper. From our first choice we’d prefer to see…
Roughly $1.7 billion of tax-payer money has been used on regional grants programs over the past eight years. However, the Victorian government agency is unable to provide any details on what good the money has done.
According to the World Nuclear Association, Australia has roughly 29% of the world’s known uranium reserves. And South Australia leads the way with some of the world’s largest uranium deposits.
The graffiti — found on walls in Manly, Mosman and Seaforth — involves many caricatured heads and offensive, expletive slogans. Some even had the word ‘Pell’ written across Abbott’s head, referring to the cardinal the Liberal MP called a ‘fine man’ after he was convicted of child sexual abuse.
Ask most Aussies if they’d prefer to have a larger balance in their superfund, and they’d surely say yes. But ask them if they’re happy taking an almost equivalent pay cut to achieve that super growth and most would politely decline. This is the conundrum facing the plan to lift mandatory superannuation contributions to 12% by 2026.
The FDA has determined that vaping is less harmful than smoking traditional cigarettes, as the user inhales lower levels of carcinogenic toxins. But nanny staters in both Labor and the Coalition are likely to continue blocking any efforts to decriminalise nicotine vaping products Down Under.
If you still haven’t made up your mind who to vote for in the 18 May federal election, you now have two more leaders’ debates to help you decide if one of the major parties is for you.
That works out to almost one million additional migrants every four years. And with the majority of new arrivals still heading for Sydney and Melbourne, Victoria is feeling the pain. Not just in congested roads and public transport. But in its overstretched school system.
That’s the estimated cost new modelling places on Labor’s plan to slash emissions, which goes well beyond what’s required by the Paris Agreement. And well beyond what most of the rest of the world’s governments are prepared to do.
In his speech notes, Di Natale is set to talk of a partnership between Greens and Labor — one that if successful will push the Shorten government further left.
Currently, childcare workers earn around $45,000 annually. And this proposed taxpayer funded increase would apply to this demographic, made up of mainly women, alone.
Just weeks after announcing Labor would see to 50% of all new cars sold in Australia being electric by 2030, Bill Shorten admitted his overly ambitious target might never be achieved.
Clive Palmer has been labelled many things by Labor, with words such as ‘Tosser’ and ‘con man’ often reaching our headlines… And now? Well, the opposition has thrust the mining magnate’s party as second on how-to-vote cards in Tasmania.
While our PM demanded answers from the Labor leader regarding the tax cost of his party’s climate policies, it was in response to the figures showing that a record number of votes had been cast already, with 110,000 people voting early.
While Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese says ‘not once’ has his party discussed preferences with Palmer, Palmer is calling this out as a lie.
With three weeks to go, Bill Shorten’s once almost certain victory is looking like it could slip from his grasp. And tonight’s first debate with Scott Morrison could see the scales tip decidedly in either direction.
At a rally in Sydney on Sunday, Morrison said that, ‘If you believe in immigration being a key part of Australia’s future, which I do, and my party does, then you’re sure you have an immigration program which is sustainable.’
With the federal election just three weeks away, the latest Newspoll published by The Australian reveals that Labor is leading the two party preferred vote by just 2% — 51% to 49%. This is a significant uptick for the coalition — who were trailing 54–46 in March.