Federal Election 2016

Election 2016: no privatisation of Medicare

In response to Labor’s Election 2016 campaign claim that the Government is trying to sell off Medicare, Malcolm Turnbull has promised voters that no aspect of the system will be outsourced.

Federal Election 2016

Election 2016: Future of the NBN uncertain

The latest budget papers have revealed that the Turnbull Government’s $29.5 billion public funding cap for the National Broadband Network (NBN) is almost fully expended.


Medicare benefits may soon become privately operated

The Turnbull Government is examining the possibility of outsourcing the $42 billion Medicare payment system, pharmaceutical and aged-care benefits to the private sector.


Labor’s plans to beat union rorts

Ahead of the much-anticipated report from the Royal Commission, Labor has proposed plans to stop union corruption. But is it too little too late?


Shorten faces Royal Commission

Bill Shorten was grilled by the Royal Commission yesterday over an undisclosed campaign donation made when he was running for a federal seat in the 2007 election.

Federal Budget

Bill’s Budget reply

Bill Shorten has given his response to Joe Hockey’s 2015/16 Budget.

Federal Budget

Abbott to ‘pocket your pension’

Federal Labor MPs will use the break from Parliament to lobby against cuts to the Age Pension, campaigning on behalf of pensioners with the slogan: ‘Don’t Pocket Our Pension’.

Abbott, Shorten tied for PM vote

Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten are tied as preferred Prime Minister.

Shorten speaks up for equality

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten believes in God – and marriage equality.

Bill’s Budget response

Bill Shorten delivered a stinging attack on the Abbott Government’s first budget last night.


Australia spends big on defence

Australia has purchased 58 new Joint Strike Fighters at a cost of $12.4 billion.


Union corruption royal commission

A royal commission into corruption in the unions is expected to get the go-ahead today.

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