Pork barrelling targets elderly

Elderly Australians are among those singled out by the major parties for some serious pork barrelling ahead of next year’s Federal Election.

Finance News

How dividend plan could affect you

Eureka Report editor Tony Kaye explains the likely impact on older Australians of the Labor Party’s plan to avoid refunding franking tax credits if it is elected.

Federal Budget 2018

Pushing Age Pension to 70 ‘unfair’

Age Pension eligibility should not be pushed out to 70 and the Energy Supplement must be retained, says Labor’s Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services Jenny Macklin.


Labor backflip spares pensioners

All Age Pensioners will now be excluded from Labor’s plan to axe franking credit refunds should it gain government in July 2019.


Labor offers super compromise

Superannuation measures announced in Budget 2016/17 have been in limbo for months, so Labor has taken a big step forward by offering a compromise on proposed changes.


Same-sex marriage a ‘certainty’

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’s super plan still unclear

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

Labor Party policies 2016

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


Unpopular GST increase on the cards

The latest Newspoll results reveal that 54 per cent of Australians are opposed to a GST increase, even if compensation is provided to low-income earners and welfare recipients.


Tobacco tax on the radar

A Labor win at the next Federal Election could mean an additional three years of tax increases applied to tobacco, making our cigarette prices among the most expensive in the world.


Dyson Heydon refuses to go

Trade union royal commissioner Dyson Heydon has rejected the ACTU’s application for recusal, finding claims against him were without foundation.


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.

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