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.
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.
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’.
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.
Going off CoreLogic estimates, Sydney property prices have dropped around 14% since their 2017 peak. Melbourne’s fall has been a little less, averaging at 10%. NAB chief economist Alan Oster admits these slides were larger than expected, saying ‘We now expect Sydney to decline by around 20 per cent from peak to trough, while Melbourne is expected to fall around 15 per cent’.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
The transcript revealed that Turnbull was angling for Trump to support the asylum-seeker deal that was put in place under Obama.
Senator Duncan Spender of the Liberal Democrats has slammed the major parties for passing a bill without even having seen it. Last night Labor and Coalition Senators combined to pass the Criminal Code Amendment (Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Bill 2019.
‘An ideological opposition to working with any one side of politics is pointless when it manifestly fails to deliver outcomes and will ultimately empower the Shooters and One Nation,’ Mr Field said in his farewell statement.
Ironically for a party that portrays itself as battling for the underdogs, middle and upper income earners will still receive full franking credits under Labor’s new policy, as they are able to deduct those from their tax payments.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ruled out calling a snap poll in the next 24 hours and has re-granted Opposition Leader Bill Shorten the chance to present his budget reply on Thursday evening.
Words fail to describe the horrifying nature of the Christchurch terror attack. Unfortunately governments in New Zealand and Australia, and indeed across the globe, are using the videoed massacre to rapidly push through laws limiting citizens’ freedoms and censoring the World Wide Web.
In the release of last night’s surplus budget report, the Morrison government is hoping to receive parliament’s support for a $284 billion handout package to citizens — mainly to be assisted with their power bills.
Liberal Democrats’ Duncan Spender will be sworn into parliament today. And he’s not planning on wasting a moment of time as a newly minted senator.
While the rate of price falls have slowed in Sydney and Melbourne, home prices in both cities continued to slip. And they now have plenty of company.
A surplus budget is a big win for the coalition government. And includes news Australians should be pleased to hear. An extra $9 billion to disperse