Age Pension

Indigenous Australians to get early access to the Age Pension?

Dennis says Indigenous Australians should have earlier access to the Age Pension because their life expectancy is years shorter.

Federal Government

Disaster payments to be scaled back as vaccination rates rise

Financial support for people who have lost work due to COVID-19 will soon be wound back.

Federal Government

Which politician is spending the most on Facebook advertising?

Which federal MP spends the most on Facebook advertising? If you guessed the Prime Minister, you would be wrong.

Federal Government

Porter's funding from a 'blind trust' is an integrity test for PM

For an intellectually smart man, Christian Porter often shows extraordinarily bad judgement.

Age Pension payment rates

Pension increase welcomed but retirees who rent still in 'crisis'

Biggest pension increase in seven years, but there's a 'recurring problem', says COTA chief.

Age Pension

Age Pension increase locked in as biggest boost in seven years

Millions of older Australians will see their fortnightly payments increase from 20 September, with Age Pension rates set to increase by 1.6 per cent.

Centrelink News

Centrelink bid to chase decades-old debt from 72-year-old's estate

Centrelink eventually forced to wipe disturbing debt after acknowledging 'mistake'.


States slam federal government's unfair distribution of vaccines

Victorian Premier Dan Andrews and Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles have slammed the federal government for giving NSW too many vaccines.


PM accused of 'appalling judgement' over Sydney lockdown visit

Bill Shorten has accused the Prime Minister of "appalling judgement" for travelling to Sydney over the weekend, despite lockdowns across NSW and the ACT. 

Finance News

Why everything is more expensive in Australia

The ACCC is calling for major reform to merger laws to protect competition and get better prices for Australians.

Federal Government

Support for Coalition slumps as changes curb micro parties

Despite the three-point loss for the Coalition's primary vote, Scott Morrison's net approval returns to positive.

Federal Government

New bill aims to stop lying politicians and misleading political ads

Warringah MP Zali Steggall has drafted a bill to crack down on lies and misinformation in political advertising.

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