Federal Election 2016

Election 2016: Coalition target welfare recipients

Treasurer Scott Morrison has revealed a revised budget bottom line $1.1 billion better off over four years than initially predicted due to an additional crackdown on welfare recipients.


Mr Turnbull says same-sex marriage “will sail through”

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is confident that MPs will vote in favour of same-sex marriage but the Opposition says the PM’s proposed plebiscite is a pointless “taxpayer-funded platform for homophobia”.


Labor is being criticised for keeping voters in the dark about super

Labor is being accused of keeping voters in the dark about its plans for super, after it refused to rule out one controversial measure and claims it will seek further help with its super policies.

Federal Election 2016

Election 2016: Coalition policies

What policies are the Coalition bringing to the Australian Federal Election 2016? Read more on Liberal’s plans for Australia's future.


Coalition MPs, Tony Abbott attack Safe Schools program

In late February, Prime Minister Turnbull launched an investigation into the Safe Schools program after claims it was being used to indoctrinate children.


NBN cost blowout

New NBN estimates have blown out by $8 billion, as well as projecting a diminished return on investment from 5.3 per cent down to 3.5 per cent.


Abbott safe as PM, for now

The latest Fairfax-Ipsos poll results have allowed Tony Abbott to breathe a sigh of relief as the Coalition made up significant ground in the two-party preferred vote.


GST on food, health and education

Changes to the GST will be considered as part of the taxation white paper process, and may result in a 10 per cent tax on fresh food, health and education.


Budget hits the poorest hardest

The Federal Government has come under fire after Fairfax Media received documents under the freedom-of-information legislation, which show the Abbott government knew its 2014 budgets spending cuts would hit poorer households the hardest.


NBN Senate Inquiry to be disbanded

Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi is set to introduce a motion into the Senate today to disband the current NBN Senate Inquiry. The motion is expected to pass.


153 asylum seekers remain at sea

The Federal Government is refusing to comment on the fate of 153 refugees.


The Coalition breaks key promises

Several key Coalition promises were broken in Tuesday’s budget.

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