Labor is presenting its proposal to increase tax on cigarettes as an aid to the health of Australians and a boost to government revenue.
A Shorten government would further substantially increase the excise on tobacco, taking the price of a packet of 25 cigarettes to nearly A$41 by 2020 and boosting revenue by $47.7 billion over a decade.
Bill Shorten’s rating of 17% as preferred prime minister in the latest Newspoll is his worst.
Malcolm Turnbull has widened already huge leads over Bill Shorten on satisfaction and better prime minister ratings while the Coalition leads on the two-party vote in Newspoll.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull dismissed jeering during his speech to the New South Wales Liberal Council on Saturday.
The Coalition and opposition are tied on 50-50% in the latest Newspoll despite Malcolm Turnbull having an overwhelming 57-19% lead as preferred prime minister.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull poses for a picture after a swearing-in ceremony at Government House in Canberra.
The change of prime minister has put the Coalition ahead in Newspoll for the first time since before the 2014 draconian budget.
Tuesday’s Newspoll is a poor result for opposition leader Bill Shorten.
Bill Shorten's ratings have taken a hit in Tuesday's Newspoll, with Tony Abbott having a better net approval rating than his opponent for the first time in nearly 14 months.
Newspoll found that Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s second budget was the best received in seven years.
Last week's giveaway budget has received the thumbs up from voters and boosted Tony Abbott's personal rating.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott can use the latest Newspoll as evidence to his colleagues that he is clawing back.
The government goes into next week's budget trailing Labor on a two-party basis but satisfaction with Tony Abbott has risen to a seven month high in the latest Newspoll.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has faced a blow in the latest opinion poll.
With the May 12 budget potentially crucial for Tony Abbott's future, a Fairfax/Ipsos poll shows the government will go into its testing selling task with Treasurer Joe Hockey at rock bottom popularity.
Labor, under opposition leader Bill Shorten, leads the Coalition by ten points in the latest Newspoll.
Labor’s support is at its highest for nine months in the latest Newspoll and Bill Shorten is ahead of Tony Abbott as better…