Tony Abbott has set out what amounted to a series of benchmarks for the Turnbull government.
Tony Abbott has exhorted the government to stand up for reform and avoid new spending that does not promote growth.
Bill Shorten stepped up his attack on the Coalition’s proposed plebiscite on same-sex marriage.
Bill Shorten has proposed specific changes to the budget's controversial superannuation reforms, which have been under attack from the conservatives in the Coalition ranks.
Bill Shorten will say in a speech that his package would save more than $80 billion over a decade.
Bill Shorten on Wednesday will propose a budget repair package worth $8 billion over the forward estimates.
Scott Morrison cited national security concerns in knocking back a bid by Chinese companies for a share of Ausgrid.
Scott Morrison has formally ruled out Chinese companies obtaining a 50.4% share of Ausgrid.
Scott Morrison said the Moody’s affirmation was a ‘welcome boost’.
Moody's has reaffirmed Australia's AAA credit rating, as Malcolm Turnbull seeks to put pressure on Labor and crossbenchers to pass measures to help repair the budget.
Treasurer Scott Morrison blocked the sale of the Ausgrid lease on national security grounds.
Scott Morrison has rejected Chinese bids for the 99-year lease of 50.4% of Ausgrid, the NSW electricity distribution system, for security reasons.
Outgoing Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens makes his last public speech as head of the RBA.
The challenges ahead for Australia include sustaining a stronger growth outlook.
Malcolm Turnbull announced the banks would now be regularly accountable to the parliament.
Malcolm Turnbull has announced that the heads of Australia's big four banks will be grilled annually by the House of Representatives economics committee.
After the Reserve Bank cut the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.5%, the four big banks said they would pass on only part of the reduction.
Malcolm Turnbull has sternly told the banks they should pass on the whole of Tuesday's rate cut - or their chief executives must explain why they are not doing so.
The RBA has cut rates to try and stimulate inflation and growth.
Economists are divided on whether the latest interest rate cut to 1.5% was needed, as the RBA tries to boost inflation and growth.
Nationals leader and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has been pushing for tighter restrictions on foreign investment in agricultural land.
The Productivity Commission says existing oversight is adequate to deal with misuse of market power.
Scott Morrison and Mathias Cormann have announced the Coalition’s election costings.
A $2 billion welfare crackdown is the main contributor to new savings announced by the government to improve the budget by $1.1 billion across the forward estimates.
In announcing the costings the Coalition has sought the mantle of better economic managers.
The Coalition says it has costed its additional expenditure and will deliver $2.3 billion in savings, in contrast to Labor.
Chris Bowen and Tony Burke put out Labor’s costings just after Malcolm Turnbull’s official launch of the Coalition’s campaign.
Labor has unveiled its costings, showing it would have a deficit of around $16 billion higher across the forward estimates than that shown in the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Outlook.
As the UK referendum votes came in the ASX started to make losses.
Financial markets appear to have been caught off-guard by Britain's decision to exit the European Union, believing it would remain.
Labor leader Bill Shorten wants to be seen as a credible economic manager.
A Labor government would toughen the means test on Family Tax Benefit A end-of-year supplements.
Chris Bowen stressed that Labor’s fiscal program, when fully released, would ‘see us return to budget balance in exactly the same time frame as the government’.
The opposition will attempt to strengthen its economic credentials by announcing on Friday a package of savings to help pay for its policies and improve the budget bottom line.
M2 Venture Catalyst will fund the development of new medicines.
The new venture between Melbourne and Monash Universities will help bridge the gap that exists in commericialising medical research.
The treasurer and his shadow went head to head in a debate that covered tax reform, education, superannuation and economic management.
Analysis tweets from the debate between Treasurer Scott Morrison and Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen at the National Press Club
Barnaby Joyce has announced an assistance package for beleaguered dairy farmers.
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has announced a package of concessional loans and facilitation of access to assistance for the beleaguered dairy industry.
Australia’s AAA rating is in the spotlight.
Relying on a rebound in world growth in the medium term would be a 'dangerous strategy' for Australia.
Bill Shorten said the budget had tax cuts for high-income earners but nothing for families and ‘not one cent for ordinary Australians’.
Bill Shorten has claimed savings of $71 billion over ten years – most of it from rejecting almost all the budget's company tax cut.
Treasurer Scott Morrison says ‘this is not a time to be splashing money around’.
The Turnbull government has promised company tax cuts to stimulate investment and action to prevent middle-income earners moving into a higher tax bracket, in a budget that will launch its election campaign.
The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut interest rates to 1.75% as an election looms.
Fears of deflation have prompted the Reserve Bank of Australia to act on the eve of the federal budget.
The hole in cigarette excise figures will make Labor’s funding task harder.
The government has found a $19.5 billion hole in Labor's plan to boost tobacco excise.