Leadership spill on the cards?

A turbulent term as Prime Minster may end sooner rather than later for Tony Abbott, with persistently increasing rumblings that he may face a leadership spill, led by Malcolm Turnbull.


Joe Hockey on shaky ground?

The result of the Canning bi-election is tipped to decide Tony Abbott’s fate as PM, but Joe Hockey has been suggested as an alternative sacrifice.


PM falls in polls

It’s been a tough first week in Parliament after the winter break for the Prime Minister and the latest polls won’t do much to ease the pressure.


No conscience vote for LNP

A six-hour Coalition party room meeting delivered the verdict. Opposition to same sex marriage remains party policy; there will be no conscience vote.


Abbott out of touch on renewables

Tony Abbott’s claim that coal is “good for humanity” is out of step with how the rest of the world sees the fossil fuel, according to a recent Oxfam report.


Super changes to tax free income

The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia is pushing for a limit of $2.5 million to be set on the amount of tax-free money each Australian can use to fund their retirement.

Federal Budget

Bill’s Budget reply

Bill Shorten has given his response to Joe Hockey’s 2015/16 Budget.


Greens leadership shake up

After a distinguished 25-year political career, Christine Milne has stepped down as Greens leader, announcing yesterday that she will not recontest in the next federal election.


RSL takes aim at Abbott

Veterans groups are capitalising on the ANZAC centenary commemorations to take aim at Tony Abbott for his proposed changes to index veterans’ payments.


Dr Karl and the IGR

High profile scientist Dr Karl Kruszelnicki has withdrawn his support for the Abbott Government’s Intergenerational Report, describing it as flawed.


No vaccination – no pay

A tightening of legislation will see parents who refuse to have their children immunised lose up to $15,000 in Family Tax payments and childcare rebates.


NSW election win good for PM

The results of the News South Wales state election may have an interesting trickle-down effect on the nation’s current political climate. Our federal leaders should take note.

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