Federal Government

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Renewed push for sugar tax

Renewed push for sugar tax

Renewed push for sugar tax

Health organisations are pushing for a 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks.

Cashless welfare card roll-out

Cashless welfare card to roll out to a third region

Cashless welfare card roll-out

The PM has declared the Government’s cashless welfare card trial a “success”.

Minister responds to Aveo scandal

Minister responds to Aveo scandal

Minister responds to Aveo scandal

Behaviour that leads to the exploitation of elderly and vulnerable will not be tolerated.

Government to pay detainees $70m

Government agrees to pay Manus Island detainees $70m

Government to pay detainees $70m

Asylum seekers win landmark settlement after taking class action lawsuit.

Could good debt save the economy?

Scott Morrison delivering Budget

Could good debt save the economy?

Should the Treasurer's embracing of good debt have us worried?

Super changes lead to Liberal unrest

Super changes lead to Liberal unrest

Super changes lead to Liberal unrest

Upset millionaire seemingly seeks his revenge on Financial Services Minister.

Treasurer won’t disclose modelling

Treasurer refuses to disclose economic modelling on tax cuts

Treasurer won’t disclose modelling

Scott Morrison has refused to provide economic modelling on company tax cuts.

The truth of Centrelink wait times

older woman waits on the phone

The truth of Centrelink wait times

The time it takes to talk to a Centrelink operator is longer than the DHS ...

ATO stalking your social media

The Australian Tax Office is stalking your Facebook posts

ATO stalking your social media

Government departments, such as the ATO, are looking at your social media posts.

MP’s advice for future home buyers

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MP’s advice for future home buyers

Liberal MP gives his advice to help young people achieve home ownership.

Labor offers super compromise

Labor offers superannuation compromise

Labor offers super compromise

Labor has offered a compromise on the Government’s proposed super measures.

States could collect income tax

States could collect income tax

States could collect income tax

States and territories could be able to set their own income tax rates.

Companies exploit health-star rating

Companies exploit health-star rating

Companies exploit health-star rating

Several leading brands have been found to be exploiting the Health Star Rating System.

Public hospitals report card failure

Public hospitals report card: falling well short of standards

Public hospitals report card failure

The results of the AMA’s public hospital review are not positive.

Will your metadata be exposed?

Will your metadata be exposed?

Will your metadata be exposed?

Government agencies still trying to access metadata.

Age Pension changes flawed

Age Pension: Industry Super Australia calls tempered changes

Age Pension changes flawed

ISA has called for the May 2015 budget pension changes to be wound back.

Will Australia go coal-free?

Will Australia go coal-free?

Will Australia go coal-free?

Australia’s new chief scientist is advocating the end of coal-fired power.

Refugee intake to be expanded

Refugee intake to be expanded

Refugee intake to be expanded

Tony Abbott has promised Australia will increase its humanitarian intake.

Budget 2015/16 – what to expect

Budget 2015/16 – what to expect

Budget 2015/16 – what to expect

Pension changes, new taxes on multinationals and GST on online sales are expected.

Means test could save budget

Means test could save budget

Means test could save budget

Means-testing the family home could result in a $6000 increase to pensions.

Medicare to undergo revamp

Medicare to undergo revamp

Medicare to undergo revamp

The Federal Government has announced it will revamp the Medicare system.

Coalition pushes pension review

Government pushes pension review

Coalition pushes pension review

The offer of an independent review into pension rates is nothing more than lip service ...

Welfare review signals change

Welfare review signals change

Welfare review signals change

Review undertaken by Patrick McClure has found welfare system needs restructured.

Health system in turmoil

Health system in turmoil

Health system in turmoil

The scrapping of Medicare rebate cuts suggests a health system in turmoil.

Will you pay more to see your GP?

Will you pay more to see your GP?

Will you pay more to see your GP?

Changes to the Medicare rebate will take effect from Monday 19 January.

Company tax breaks to continue

Company tax breaks to continue

Company tax breaks to continue

Multinational companies are off the hook from paying the correct tax in Australia.

Victorian election a warning to PM

Victorian election a warning to PM

Victorian election a warning to PM

The results of the Victorian State Election may be a warning to the Federal Government.

Back flip could save retirement

Back flip could save retirement

Back flip could save retirement

FoFA legislation under fire as senators back flip on agreement.

$7 GP co-payment could bypass parliament

$7 GP co-payment could bypass parliament

$7 GP co-payment could bypass parliament

Companies have been asked to incorporate the $7 GP co-payment into products.

Ebola: should we go?

Ebola: should we go?

Ebola: should we go?

The Federal Government has finally announced assistance for Ebola-infected areas.

$1 billion detention centre bill

$1 billion detention centre bill

$1 billion detention centre bill

Detention centres have cost Australian taxpayers in excess of $1 billion.

Feds access 84,000 Telstra records

Feds access 84,000 Telstra records

Feds access 84,000 Telstra records

Government agencies accessed more than 84,000 Telstra customer records last year.

Budget hits the poorest hardest

Budget hits the poorest hardest

Budget hits the poorest hardest

Treasury documents show budget spending cuts would hit poorest households hardest.

Multinational tax dodgers targeted

Multinational tax dodgers targeted

Multinational tax dodgers targeted

The Federal Government will close loopholes being exploited by multinationals.

Death tax to target student loans

Death tax to target student loans

Death tax to target student loans

The estates of deceased students with unpaid student loans could be targeted.

Trusted financial advice needed

Trusted financial advice needed

Trusted financial advice needed

Financial industry experts still have doubts over the integrity of many financial advisors.

No assistance for asylum seekers

No assistance for asylum seekers

No assistance for asylum seekers

The physical and mental health needs of asylum seekers is now at risk

Holden to pull out of Australia

Holden to pull out of Australia

Holden to pull out of Australia

Holden boss Mike Devereux announced that the company will stop manufacturing cars in Australia.

Federal debt ceiling removed

Federal debt ceiling removed

Federal debt ceiling removed

A deal with the Greens will see the removal of the Federal Government’s debt ceiling.

Phone scams on the rise

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Phone scams on the rise

Margaret was recently contacted by someone claiming to be from the ATO handing out ‘Hardship ...

Tax cut slashed from budget

Tax cut slashed from budget

Tax cut slashed from budget

The Federal Government will defer indefinitely $1.4 billion in tax cuts

Government grab for inactive bank accounts

Government grab for inactive bank accounts

Government grab for inactive bank accounts

The Government can now take accounts which have been inactive for three years

Capital Gains Tax on the family home

Capital Gains Tax on the family home

Capital Gains Tax on the family home

Alan has heard that Capital Gains Tax may be introduced on the sale of ...

Public payphones secured for 20 years

Public payphones secured for 20 years

Public payphones secured for 20 years

The number of payphones is expected to decrease to fewer than 20,000

Living in poverty

Living in poverty

Living in poverty

A recently released report reveals that more than 2.25 million Australians are living in poverty.

Super contribution limits

Super contribution limits

Super contribution limits

Getting caught out paying too much into super can result in a hefty and unexpected ...

Cyber safety survey

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Cyber safety survey

After the success of our recent online safety survey, we made a submission to ...

The age of unlimited entitlement

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The age of unlimited entitlement

In a speech delivered from London last night and subsequent TV interview, Shadow Treasurer Joe ...

Scrapper Abbott

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Scrapper Abbott

In the last three Federal elections I have voted Liberal, which means I voted ...

Take responsibility for your own actions

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Take responsibility for your own actions

In previous years when watching these ‘Fat TV’ reality shows, one message has been ...

The pain of paying

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The pain of paying

Derryn Hinch has started the year true to form by taking a swipe at ...

Australian ‘hokey’ pokie reform

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Australian ‘hokey’ pokie reform

The figures are damning. Six hundred thousand Australians play poker machines at least once ...

Slots of money

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Slots of money

Gambling addiction is a serious issue in Australia. You can’t watch a game of ...

Right of reply

Interview, Response, Federal Government, Shadow Minister for Seniors, Bronwyn Bishop, MP

Right of reply

Our thanks to The Hon Bronwyn Bishop, MP, Shadow Minister for Seniors for responding to the same three questions asked of the Federal Government. Question One – Bowel Cancer Q. With 80 people dying from bowel cancer each week, why has funding ...

Hard questions for the Government

Interview, Agewave Australia, Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, Minister, Federal Government

Hard questions for the Government

Australia's population is ageing rapidly. While private enterprise may see the opportunity to make a fast buck by providing goods and services to this older cohort, only the Federal Government has the ability to set national benchmarks and, to a large extent, control the agenda. So how active can ...

Interview with the Minister - Research and development funding

Interview with the Minister - Research and development funding, Federal Government, Mark Butler,

Interview with the Minister - Research and development funding

Over 90% of Australians wish to remain in their own home as they age, increasing the need for support services and assisted living technologies. Many countries facing the ageing population challenges are starting to develop the technology required to provide ageing-in-place support but what funding has the Federal Government ...

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