More text messages as we get closer to election: Palmer

It seems there’s no limit to Clive Palmer’s audacious political campaign – and the coffers to fund it – as the billionaire mining magnate claims he’s “got a lot of money to spend”.


Friday Flash Poll: Are unsolicited messages an invasion of privacy?

Many Australians are calling for a removal of exemptions to the Privacy Act enjoyed by political parties that allow them to access voter information and send unsolicited text messages.


One-in-four older Liberal voters will turn on their party

One in four typically Liberal voters say they will vote for either an independent candidate or the Labor Party at the next federal election.


Friday Flash Poll: Forecasting the federal election

Today, we’re asking you for your 2019 federal election predictions. It may be a while away but letting your party know now how you’ll vote may influence policymaking in the leadup to the election.

Federal Government

Political pundits betting on the PM calling an early election

Political pundits believe that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull may be forced to call an early election just two years into the Coalition’s three-year term.


NBN: TV host blasts Prime Minister’s innovation claim

Outspoken television host Waleed Aly has taken aim at Mr Turnbull’s “age of innovation” claim amid reports that the NBN rollout is floundering.


Tax cuts at next federal election

Treasurer Joe Hockey announced this week that he would like to promise tax cuts at the next federal election.

Senate to be sticking point

What happens with the Senate vote may shape politics for the next three years.

The great debate

Just one week after Kevin Rudd announced the 7 September date for the federal election, he has faced off with his political nemesis at the National Press Club.

Federal Government

Australia heads to the polls

Kevin Rudd has announced that Australia will head to the polling booths on Saturday 7 September, leaving just the obligatory 33 days for election campaigning.

New/Old PM hits town

Kevin Rudd replaced Julia Gillard as head of the Labor Party last night

Federal Budget 2013-14

Superannuation reforms

Although unlikely to be legislated before the Federal Election on 14 September, the Government’s plan to make the retirement income system stronger, fairer and more secure features prominently in this Budget.

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