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Joyce being disowned by colleagues

Joyce being disowned by colleagues

Joyce being disowned by colleagues

Barnaby Joyce is taking extended leave from Parliament after accepting cash for interview.

Our tax cuts are bigger than yours

Labor Leader Bill Shorten responds to Federal Budget 2018

Our tax cuts are bigger than yours

Labor has a plan to "bring the fair go back into the heart of our ...

The cost of dual citizenship saga

Australian members of parliament

The cost of dual citizenship saga

The dual citizenship shambles takes another five MPs out of Parliament.

Federal Budget 2018-19 wrap-up

Federal Budget 2018-19 wrap-up for older Australians

Federal Budget 2018-19 wrap-up

Budget 2018-19 has also been called a ‘Baby Boomer budget’, but this is lazy shorthand ...

Migrant intake reduced by stealth

Government reduces migrant intake by stealth

Migrant intake reduced by stealth

Peter Dutton has managed to cap migrant intake, by stealth.

PM fails 30th consecutive Newspoll

PM down but not out after 30th Newspoll fail

PM fails 30th consecutive Newspoll

The PM has failed his 30th consecutive Newspoll. Is it time for him to go?

‘Dice loaded in favour of boomers’

‘Dice loaded in favour of boomers’

‘Dice loaded in favour of boomers’

Oxford historian claims generational conflict will dictate the future of politics.

Does Barnaby pass Centrelink test?

Does Barnaby pass Centrelink test?

Does Barnaby pass Centrelink test?

How would Centrelink - another government department - assess Barnaby's affair?

Does Barnaby Joyce have to go?

barnaby joyce

Does Barnaby Joyce have to go?

Pressure mounting over Deputy PM’s use of funds and special treatment of lover.

Another secret Canberra affair

Another secret Canberra affair

Another secret Canberra affair

Affairs show a double standard between politicians and public servants.

Do we need more politicians?

Do we need more politicians?

Do we need more politicians?

Only 13 per cent of Australians have ever spoken to their representative.

Should we move Australia Day?

Should we move Australia Day?

Should we move Australia Day?

Can we ever unite and stand behind a day that we can truly call our ...

Is the public service corrupt?

corrupt officials shaking hands

Is the public service corrupt?

Recent reports reveal the need for an investigation into public service corruption.

Government cancels Parliament

Government cancels Parliament

Government cancels Parliament

The Turnbull Government yesterday cancelled a full week of parliamentary sitting.

Citizenship fiasco’s bizarre twist

Citizenship fiasco’s bizarre twist

Citizenship fiasco’s bizarre twist

Government continues to unravel as more MPs appear likely to have dual citizenship.

Centrelink snitches raise $40m

Centrelink snitches raise $40m

Centrelink snitches raise $40m

Centrelink snitches raise nearly $40 million in welfare debt.

Xenophon resigns as senator

Xenophon resigns as senator

Xenophon resigns as senator

Nick Xenophon has resigned from the senate and changed the name of his party.

More politicians’ heads will roll

Politician citizenship whistleblower explains his motivation

More politicians’ heads will roll

The man behind the political citizenship saga says more heads will roll.

Barnaby Joyce dual citizenship saga

Barnaby Joyce dual citizenship saga

Barnaby Joyce dual citizenship saga

Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, Barnaby Joyce, is a citizen of New Zealand.

Dick Smith tackles immigration

Dick Smith tackles immigration

Dick Smith tackles immigration

Outspoken entrepreneur wants to raise company tax rate and cut immigration.

Older Australians tired of being PC

Older Australians tired of being PC

Older Australians tired of being PC

Older Australians say political correctness and social media obsession is ruining society.

You’re paying for return to surplus

Coalition shifts tax burden from businesses to the individual

You’re paying for return to surplus

Parliamentary Budget Office report shows that the nation’s tax burden is now on you.

Aussies tired of unfair economy

Unfair economy ‘benefits the wealthy over ordinary workers’

Aussies tired of unfair economy

Poll shows 71.5 per cent of Australians think we now live in an unfair economy.

Ministers may face contempt charges

Ministers refuse to apologise for criticism of Victorian judiciary

Ministers may face contempt charges

Three federal ministers could face contempt charges.

PM could call an early election

Political pundits betting on the PM calling an early election

PM could call an early election

Malcolm Turnbull may be forced to call an early election.

How much will the bank levy cost you?

australian money and a calculator

How much will the bank levy cost you?

The Australia Institute has calculated how much the bank levy will cost if it’s passed ...

Tudge: welfare dependency “poison”

Tudge labels Australia’s welfare system as “poison”

Tudge: welfare dependency “poison”

Alan Tudge labels Australia’s social security system as “poison” for the unemployed.

Senator’s debt waived

senator scott ryan

Senator’s debt waived

The Government says it’s inequitable to recover disgraced senator's debt.

Coalition attacks Labor over NDIS

Coalition attacks Labor for not backing NDIS funding

Coalition attacks Labor over NDIS

Coalition attacks Labor for not backing a universal Medicare levy hike to fund the NDIS.

Banks upset at ‘surprise’ tax

Big banks threaten to pass on 'surprise tax' costs to customers

Banks upset at ‘surprise’ tax

The big banks are warning that any cost to them will be passed onto consumers.

Non-citizens receive $15b in welfare

Analysis reveals that $15 billion in welfare is paid to non-citizens

Non-citizens receive $15b in welfare

Analysis reveals that 870,000 non-citizens receive about $15 billion a year in welfare.

One Nation is here to stay: Report

One Nation is here to stay: Report

One Nation is here to stay: Report

A new report from The Australia Institute shows One Nation isn’t going anywhere.

Tony Abbott’s ultimate pub test

Tony Abbott publishes his five-point plan for re-election

Tony Abbott’s ultimate pub test

Tony Abbott has spoken with hundreds of Australians during his ‘ultimate pub test’.

Palmer disbands political party

Palmer retires from politics, disbands Palmer United Party

Palmer disbands political party

Clive Palmer’s time as a political leader is over after he disbands his party.

Older Australians deserting the PM

Older Australians are deserting the Coalition

Older Australians deserting the PM

Since super and Age Pension changes, older Australians are deserting the Coalition.

Who will fill the empty seat?

Who will fill the vacant seat in the Senate?

Who will fill the empty seat?

The High Court ruling on Bob Day leaves a vacant seat in the Senate. So, ...

Backlash over ‘proposed’ cuts

The PM rejects reports of cuts to the Age Pension

Backlash over ‘proposed’ cuts

The PM took to Twitter to deny reports of cuts to the Age Pension.

PM considers gambling ad reforms

Are those annoying gambling ads about to disappear?

PM considers gambling ad reforms

In exchange for relaxed media ownership laws, PM negotiates on gambling ads.

Should we ban Muslim immigration?

Should we ban Muslim immigration?

Should we ban Muslim immigration?

Is it time to redefine the rules of migration around the world?

Cory Bernardi’s new party

Cory Bernardi leaves Liberal Party

Cory Bernardi’s new party

Senator Cory Bernardi has announced his departure from the Liberal Party.

Senator Abetz joins the queue

Liberal Senators speak out against Centrelink robo-debt system

Senator Abetz joins the queue

Liberal Senator Eric Abetz says Centrelink system has “let down the Australian people”.

PM accused of buying the election

Prime Minister accused of buying the election

PM accused of buying the election

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull personally donated $1.75 million to the Liberal Party.

Australians tired of rigged system

Australians believe the system is rigged against ordinary people

Australians tired of rigged system

Australians believe a strong leader is needed to take back the country.

Coalition dumped in opinion polls

Public opinion expresses disgust at, and distrust of, the Government

Coalition dumped in opinion polls

The Government is seriously slipping in public opinion polls.

Sussan Ley steps down without pay

Sussan Ley has stepped down pending investigation

Sussan Ley steps down without pay

Sussan Ley has stepped down ‘without pay’ while she explains her use of taxpayer funds.

Trust in democracy plunges in 2016

Trust in democracy plunges in 2016

Trust in democracy plunges in 2016

Nearly half of Australians feel disillusioned by the current political system.

Carbon tax to come under review

Carbon tax to come under review

Carbon tax to come under review

The PM is considering a return of the carbon tax discussion.

How much does policy cost you?

Should Australians have a better idea of what policy costs them?

How much does policy cost you?

Senator believes Australians should have a better idea of the true cost of policy.

Should Peter Dutton get the sack?

Should Peter Dutton get the sack?

Should Peter Dutton get the sack?

Dutton says Malcolm Fraser made a mistake with Lebanese immigration policy.

Continuing chaos in Canberra

The Bob Day bombshell and Senator Culleton’s ‘dark cloud’

Continuing chaos in Canberra

Australia’s Upper House is in chaos after a day of shock revelations.

Tony Abbott wants back in

Mr Abbott wants a cabinet job to stop him being a ‘wrecker’

Tony Abbott wants back in

Tony Abbott has requested the Indigenous Affairs portfolio to stop him being a ‘wrecker’.

Proposed lifetime ban on refugees

The Government plans to impose a lifetime ban on refugees

Proposed lifetime ban on refugees

The PM and the Immigration Minister plan to impose a lifetime ban on refugees.

Resignations and revelations

Resignations and revelations this week in Aussie politics

Resignations and revelations

It’s only Tuesday, but this past week has been an eventful one for Australian politics.

Former MP paid pension and salary

Philip Ruddock in the Senate

Former MP paid pension and salary

Philip Ruddock accused of double dipping pension and salary.

Is gun reform back on the agenda?

Is gun reform back on the agenda?

Is gun reform back on the agenda?

The Prime Minister has been criticised for buying a vote with a shotgun.

Government backs off backpacker tax

backpackers working on a strawberry farm

Government backs off backpacker tax

The Government backflips on its plans for a 32.5 per cent tax on backpacker workers.

Super backflip costs retirees

Coalition backflip on superannuation hurts retirees

Super backflip costs retirees

Treasurer Scott Morrison announces further changes to superannuation.

Will Budget cuts affect you?

How will the $6.3 billion Budget cuts affect you?

Will Budget cuts affect you?

The Omnibus Bill will cut $6.3 billion from the Budget.

PM believes he’s doing a good job

malcolm turnbull at pacific island forum

PM believes he’s doing a good job

Malcolm Turnbull marks a year as PM on Wednesday – has he done a good ...

What’s in George Brandis’ diary?

George Brandis loses bid to keep his ministerial diary private

What’s in George Brandis’ diary?

Attorney-General loses appeal to keep his ministerial diary private.

Sam Dastyari's donation disaster

Sam Dastyari faces criticism for receiving dodgy donations

Sam Dastyari's donation disaster

Labor Senator Sam Dastyari attacked by the Coalition for receiving “cash for comment”.

Coalition’s lesson in politics

Coalition’s lesson in politics

Coalition’s lesson in politics

Labor outmanoeuvres the Coalition to force a debate on a royal commission into banking.

PM’s new battle plan is old hat

Malcolm Turnbull’s 25-point plan contains 23 old measures

PM’s new battle plan is old hat

The PM announces a new 25-point battle plan that’s packed with old measures.

So, who do we tax Mr Morrison?

Treasurer blames ‘taxed-nots’ for risk of recession

So, who do we tax Mr Morrison?

The Treasurer claims there are too few taxpayers helping to reduce the deficit.

China’s influence raises concerns

Chinese influence in Australia is ringing alarm bells in Canberra

China’s influence raises concerns

China’s influence in Australia is concerning our intelligence and defence agencies.

Treasurer 'leaks' super tweaks

Mr Morrison reveals clues about further ‘tweaks’ to super

Treasurer 'leaks' super tweaks

Scott Morrison has confirmed there will be ‘tweaks’ to the Coalition’s super policy.

One-seat majority for Government

Australian flag and gavel

One-seat majority for Government

The Government will have just a one-seat majority in the House of Reps.

Should Kevin Rudd get UN job?

PM to make a ‘captain’s call’ on Kevin Rudd UN top job

Should Kevin Rudd get UN job?

The PM has been given the all clear to make a ‘captain’s call’ on Kevin ...

Ex-Liberal state director jailed

Former Liberal Party state director Damien Mantach jailed for $1.55m fraud

Ex-Liberal state director jailed

Former Victorian Liberal state director Damien Mantach sentenced to five years’ jail for fraud.

ACOSS to fight welfare changes

Welfare body calls for better care of those on low incomes

ACOSS to fight welfare changes

ACOSS is prepared to fight the Government over proposed welfare changes.

Who's in and who's out?

Who's in and who's out?

Who's in and who's out?

Malcolm Turnbull's new ministry has been announced.

LNP Senator scorns party over super

Liberal Senator Eric Abetz lashes out at the Coalition’s super policies

LNP Senator scorns party over super

LNP Senator Eric Abetz has lashed out at his party for its handling of super.

MPs: older voters distrust e-voting

MPs say older Australians would be distrustful of electronic voting

MPs: older voters distrust e-voting

Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten have called for electronic voting in future elections.

What will your vote cost you?

Find out how your vote will affect your hip pocket

What will your vote cost you?

RateCity has created a calculator that informs you of the personal cost of your vote.

Senate voting rules: how to vote

New Senate voting rules: how to make sure your vote counts

Senate voting rules: how to vote

Voting rules for the Senate have changed. Here’s how to make your vote count.

Election 2016: emoji style

The Election 2016 campaign told ‘emoji-style’

Election 2016: emoji style

The ABC has created a fun Election 2016 campaign wrap up, as told in emojis.

Election debate: focus on super

Election 2016 debate - leaders shake hands

Election debate: focus on super

Who will be the best person to run the country for the next three years ...

Do our pollies deserve their perks?

Australian politicians’ perks border on scandalous

Do our pollies deserve their perks?

The perks claimed by Australian politicians are now the subject of media scrutiny.

Over 65s distrustful of politics

Election 2016: Older Australians are dissatisfied with politics

Over 65s distrustful of politics

Ipsos Poll shows older Australians are more likely to be dissatisfied with politics.

Waleed Aly wins Gold Logie

Waleed Aly wins Gold Logie

Waleed Aly wins Gold Logie

Waleed Aly hopes his Gold Logie win will break down racial and religious barriers.

PM confirms 2 July Election

PM confirms 2 July Election

PM confirms 2 July Election

As we’ve all suspected for several weeks, we’ll be heading to the polls on 2 ...

Coalition confident of re-election

Budget 2016/17: Malcolm Turnbull ‘quietly confident’ of re-election

Coalition confident of re-election

Malcolm Turnbull is confident of re-election, saying he’ll win off the back of the budget.

How the PM plans to tax super

portrait of australian prime  minister malcolm turnbull

How the PM plans to tax super

Big changes to how the Government plans to tax superannuation may be on the way.

What older Australians want (summary)

What older Australians want (summary)

What older Australians want (summary)

What you want in Budget 2016 will change the face of retirement.

Budget 2016 – what you want

words saying budget 2016 in bright colours on a white brick wall

Budget 2016 – what you want

What you want in Budget 2016 will change the face of retirement.

Coalition lose poll lead to Labor

Coalition lose poll lead to Labor

Coalition lose poll lead to Labor

The latest Newspoll has revealed that Labor is now ahead in the polls on two-party ...

Cuts to CGT could save budget

Two men shaking hands over a property investment deal

Cuts to CGT could save budget

The Greens have unveiled a plan that would raise $119.5 billion over 10 years.

PM threatens early election

PM threatens early election

PM threatens early election

Prime Minister Turnbull moves budget forward and threatens double dissolution.

How do we tackle rising inequality?

How do we tackle rising inequality?

How do we tackle rising inequality?

A new report examines social policy and suggests new ways to tackle inequality.

Retiring politicians’ bumper pensions

Warren Truss addressing an audience

Retiring politicians’ bumper pensions

‘Retiring’ politicians will add $2 million to the parliamentary pension bill.

New ministry announced

New ministry announced

New ministry announced

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has unveiled a new ministerial line-up.

PM to reshuffle after MPs retire

Warren Truss and Andrew Robb with retired stamped across their faces

PM to reshuffle after MPs retire

Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss and Andrew Robb to retire from politics.

PM weighing up election options

PM weighing up election options

PM weighing up election options

Malcolm Turnbull is considering a September election, but an early election is still an option.

Renewed push for Australian republic

State premiers and territory leaders call for an Australian republic

Renewed push for Australian republic

State and territory leaders have signed a declaration calling for an Australian republic.

One in 10 Australians fear Muslims

A new report shows that one in 10 Australians are Islamophobic

One in 10 Australians fear Muslims

A recent study shows that one in 10 Australians are highly Islamophobic.

Worker fired for screening Ms Bishop

Airport security worker reprimanded for screening Julie Bishop

Worker fired for screening Ms Bishop

An airport security worker lost her job after conducting a security check on Julie Bishop.

MP expenditure running rampant?

MP expenditure running rampant?

MP expenditure running rampant?

Find out what your MP has spent so far this year.

Joe Hockey’s last hurrah

Joe Hockey’s last hurrah

Joe Hockey’s last hurrah

Yesterday, former treasurer Joe Hockey said goodbye to a 20-year parliamentary career.

Malcolm Turnbull’s dog blog

Malcolm Turnbull’s dog blog

Malcolm Turnbull’s dog blog

Did you know that our new Prime Minister has his very own dog blog?

Tax cuts at next federal election

Tax cuts at next federal election

Tax cuts at next federal election

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

Will he or won’t he?

Will he or won’t he?

Will he or won’t he?

Malcolm Turnbull has been announced as a panellist on the ABC’s Q&A next week.

Shorten faces Royal Commission

Shorten faces Royal Commission

Shorten faces Royal Commission

Bill Shorten has come under fire for an undisclosed $40,000 campaign donation.

Vale Joan Kirner

Vale Joan Kirner

Vale Joan Kirner

Joan Kirner, Victoria’s first and only woman premier, passed away yesterday, aged 76. Mrs Kirner ...

NSW election win good for PM

NSW election win good for PM

NSW election win good for PM

The results are in – the Liberals win the NSW election and the Aussie’s win ...

Why join Twitter?

Why join Twitter?

Why join Twitter?

Twitter enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called ‘tweets’.

Your $56 billion budget bill

Your $56 billion budget bill

Your $56 billion budget bill

Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has conceded that the budget may never get back to surplus.

The rich are getting richer

The rich are getting richer

The rich are getting richer

Oxfam says that one per cent of the world controls half the world’s wealth.

Greens senator pays his own way

Greens’ senator pays his own way

Greens senator pays his own way

Greens senator Richard Di Natale is funding his own Ebola fact-finding mission to Africa.

Direct Action to pass the Senate

Direct Action to pass the Senate

Direct Action to pass the Senate

The Federal Government’s $2.55 billion Direct Action climate plan will pass the Senate.

Abbott to shirtfront Putin at G20

Abbott to shirtfront Putin at G20

Abbott to shirtfront Putin at G20

Tony Abbott plans to “shirtfront” Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit.

Bolt ‘deranged’ says Turnbull

Bolt ‘deranged’ says Turnbull

Bolt ‘deranged’ says Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull has called Andrew Bolt ‘deranged’ and ‘unhinged’.

Pipe bomb in Parliament

Pipe bomb in Parliament

Pipe bomb in Parliament

Senator Bill Heffernan has taken a fake homemade pipe bomb into Parliament.

Saving your legacy

Saving your legacy

Saving your legacy

Dear Mum, they say we are ‘living in the age of entitlement'...

10 little-known Joe Hockey facts

10 little-known Joe Hockey facts

10 little-known Joe Hockey facts

Here are 10 little-known facts about Treasurer Joe Hockey.

A weekend of politics

A weekend of politics

A weekend of politics

Politics has dominated the news this weekend.

Labor are new favourites

Labor are new favourites

Labor are new favourites

The most rapid recovery ever achieved by a Federal Opposition after losing an election

Kevin Rudd retires from politics

Kevin Rudd retires from politics

Kevin Rudd retires from politics

A teary former PM Kevin Rudd last night announced his retirement from politics.

Labor has a new leader

Labor has a new leader

Labor has a new leader

The Labor Party starts the week with a new leader, Bill Shorten

Mothers can’t run the country

Mothers can’t run the country

Mothers can’t run the country

Tanya Plibersek may not be a suitable leadership candidate because she has a child

Senate to be sticking point

Senate to be sticking point

Senate to be sticking point

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

No cost of living pressure

No cost of living pressure

No cost of living pressure

Economic modelling suggests we’re actually $5302 per year better off

Australia heads to the polls

Australia heads to the polls

Australia heads to the polls

Australians have 33 days to decide, with a date announced for the federal election.

Rudd v Turnbull

Rudd v Turnbull

Rudd v Turnbull

Do we really want Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull back to lead their respective parties?

PM prepares for Parliamentary ambush

PM prepares for Parliamentary ambush

PM prepares for Parliamentary ambush

Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop has promised to keep the heat on the Prime Minister

Just doing his job

Just doing his job

Just doing his job

Wayne Swan sparked outrage by claiming that ‘cranks and crazies’ had infiltrated the US Republican ...

Stand up and be counted

Stand up and be counted

Stand up and be counted

One of our very own member is working hard to give seniors a voice in ...

Gillard under fire

Julia Gillard, Prime Minister, Australia, Government, politics

Gillard under fire

Julia Gillard is facing yet another challenge to her leadership.

Time for a rethink?

Julia Gillard, Prime Minister, Australia, Government, politics

Time for a rethink?

Australia’s political landscape is far from serene so who can save the Labor Party?

The Pension Party

Australia, Politics, YOURLifeChoices, Seniors, Pension Party, Citizen Author, Blog

The Pension Party

As the first invited ‘citizen author’ post on YOURLifeChoices website, Ken has ...

Argy-bargy politics

Heather Ridout, Tony Abbott, Canberra, Australia, Politics, politicians, issues

Argy-bargy politics

Heather Ridout has nailed it. I think we are all fed up ...

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