Treasurer Scott Morrison recently asserted that an increase in profits is a prerequisite for wages growth. But is his position supported by data?
As he grapples with the power issue, Malcolm Turnbull has swung increasing emphasis onto coal.
The lack of moderates in the Liberals' succession list is notable, given Christopher Pyne's ill-judged boast to the faction that it was in the 'winners' circle'.
The key question in a legal challenge to the 'postal plebiscite' is whether information about Australians’ opinions on same-sex marriage constitutes 'statistical information'.
Tony Abbott told a Liberal branch meeting in the Deakin electorate of Michael Sukkar that 'just at the moment … we're at a bit of a low ebb'.
Scott Morrison's comments reflect the concern in the government at the difficulty it is finding in cutting through to the electorate.
The University of Canberra’s Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
A combination of incompetence and expediency has let down the country in the task of fixing up the budget.
Treasurer Scott Morrison said Australia's banks have a return on equity about twice that of banks in other advanced economies. Is that right?
Some predict Turnbull's leadership will be in the frame unless the numbers improve; on the other hand, another change would be extremely hard.
The University of Canberra's Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
As the government sought to fireproof itself in Labor's areas of strength, the budget produced a new challenge for Bill Shorten.
But the key point is that the big five banks are the ideal soft target for a tax raid because they are both rich and lacking in friends.
The bond aggregator by itself cannot create a housing development pipeline. It needs co-investment from government to make it feasible.
The budget is squarely directed at trying to undo continuing damage from the harsh Abbott government 2014 budget.
The Conversation’s political experts react to the 2017-18 budget's key measures in the areas of welfare, foreign aid, defence spending and more.
The Conversation's experts annotate Treasurer Scott Morrison's 2017-18 budget speech.
Scott Morrison has delivered a surprisingly big-taxing budget that pays for the last burial rites of the toxic Abbott legacy from 2014.
The Turnbull government is desperately trying to develop a more convincing economic narrative around good economic management, nation-building and fairness.
Scott Morrison has a lot on his plate ahead of Tuesday night's federal budget, including Catholic schools unhappy at how the school funding changes will affect them.