Federal Government

Does Christian Porter pass the 'pub test'?

The 'pub test' has become a critical judgement of our politicians. Does Christian Porter's recent use of a blind trust to fund a legal case cut it?

Federal Government

Calls for scrutiny of Canberra's $1 billion spent on 'secret reports'

A new paper reveals the federal government is spending more than $1 billion per year on private consultancy firms.

Superannuation News

Concessions help wealthiest Australians avoid tax with super

Data from the ATO reveals wealthiest Australians using self-managed super funds to minimise tax.


Bickering between feds and states puts national plan in doub

PM says national plan to reopen is locked in but some state leaders beg to differ.


Underperforming super funds to be handed their 'fail' rating today

Funds that don't pass the new performance test must inform their members in writing.

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.


The countries best placed to survive the end of the world

From catastrophic weather events caused by climate change to an ever-mutating virus causing pandemic chaos, it feels like the end of the world is near.


Australia's best prime ministers - and the duds. The experts have their say

We enthusiastically compile lists of the greatest films or sporting champions, but rarely do we apply the same energy to thinking about our prime ministers. Until now.

Finance News

Critics line up to blast tax cuts for the rich

Men and big wage earners the winners after Labor says it will support 2024 tax cuts.

Federal Government

Sexual harassment training for MPs an hour long - and optional

The decision to make an hour-long sexual harassment training session optional for federal MPs attracts fierce criticism.


Morrison and Coalition sink in the latest Newspoll on the back of rollout shambl

Satisfaction with the federal government's handling of the pandemic and vaccine availability plunges.

Federal Government

Report finds Australian parliament lacks real code of conduct

The Australian parliament lacks enforceable ethics rules, says a new report.

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