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Federal Budget 2019

Opposition declares war on cancer in budget reply

Labor leader Bill Shorten outlines $2.3 billion cancer care package in what he described as the most significant reform to Medicare since it was created by Bob Hawke in 1984.

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Elderly targeted in Coalition’s $553 million pork barrel play

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 Labor’s franking tax credits plan would 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

Federal Budget 2018: Macklin says 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.

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Pensioners spared in Labor backflip on franking

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

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Labor offers superannuation 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.

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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”.

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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: Labor Party policies

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.

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GST rise: opposed by 54 per cent of voters

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.

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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.

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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.

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