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.
As we get ready to vote in a federal election, satisfaction with democracy is at its lowest level since 1996.
It should be of concern to politicians that so much discontent is apparent at a time of relative affluence.
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.
Tuesday’s budget will provide a boost in funding for the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Crime Commission.
Tuesday's budget will provide $153.6 million over five years to boost security arrangements for the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Crime Commission.
Scott Morrison told a news conference the Turnbull government welcomed foreign investment where it was consistent with Australia’s national interest.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has announced that his "preliminary decision" is that the purchase of the Kidman pastoral empire by a Chinese-dominated buyer "is contrary to the national interest".
During the 1990 budget speech.
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Michelle Grattan takes a look back at some memorable budget moments.
A Bill Shorten led Labor government would introduce a two-phase emissions trading scheme.
A Labor government would bring in its emissions trading scheme in two stages, together with a separate scheme for the electricity sector.
Peter Dutton said Australia was not a party to the case and the finding did not alter its border protection policies.
The Australian government says it will not allow any asylum seekers on Manus Island to come here, after PNG's Supreme Court ruled it was illegal to detain them there.
Malcolm Turnbull said the ‘vast bulk’ of the work on the submarines would be done in Adelaide.
The French have defeated German and Japanese bids to win the $50 billion contract to build Australia's 12 new submarines, which will be constructed in Adelaide.
CSIRO chief executive Larry Marshall has announced a new climate research centre.
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The CSIRO will create a new climate research centre in Hobart with 40 climate scientists.
Australia’s negative gearing regime is one of the most generous in the world.
Think tank makes case for cutting capital gains tax discount.
Deloitte strongly argues the budget has a revenue problem, not just a spending problem – a proposition consistently rejected by Treasurer Scott Morrison.
The federal budget deficit from now through to 2018-19 is likely to be $129 billion, $21 billion worse than in the December official budget update, according to Deloitte Access Economics.
Sophie Mirabella will attempt to win back her former seat of Indi at this year’s election.
Sophie Mirabella has delivered an early blow to her campaign to regain Indi with an unsubstantiated claim that the seat missed out on $10 million in hospital money because it elected Cathy McGowan.
A burst of ghostly neutrinos may have been generated by a quasar like this.
A burst of neutrinos detected deep under the Antarctic ice may have originated from a distant quasar on the edge of the visible universe.
The way Queenslanders vote and the number of MPs they’ll have to elect have both suddenly changed, after a dramatic night in parliament.
An "appalling" return to "the bad old days of Queensland politics" – why political analysts are so concerned about the shock overhaul of voting and the number of MPs in Queensland.
Malcolm Turnbull says businesses and governments must better educate and empower employees to use sound practices online.
Australian public and private sector organisations and individuals are facing malicious cyber activity that is unprecedented in scale and reach, Malcolm Turnbull warns.
Scott Morrison told a joint news conference with Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer that the banks would pay an additional $121 million to increase the resources of ASIC.
Scott Morrison has warned the banks not to pass on to customers the $120 million user-pays charge imposed on them to finance a strengthened Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
The government failed to get enough support from the crossbench to resurrect the ABCC.
Australians will go to a double-dissolution election on July 2 after the Senate voted 36-34 on Monday night to defeat the government's legislation to resurrect the ABCC.
Recent Senate reforms will make first preferences much more important at this year’s election.
The Australian parliament is not a very representative place – but the bigger problems is the poor quality of its deliberations.
Malcolm Turnbull and the former member for Indi, Sophie Mirabella, attend a rally organised by owner-driver trucking companies.
The latest Fairfax-Ipsos poll has more dismal news for Malcolm Turnbull.
Dream of working at the UN one day? There are some strategies you can employ to maximise your chances.
To build a career as a diplomat you will need good grades, experience, social skills – and a little bit of luck.
Electricity emissions have risen by 5.5% in the past two years due to increasing demand and the scrapping of Labor’s carbon price.
Modelling done for the Climate Institute indicates that without big policy changes Australia's path to zero emissions from the electricity sector by 2050 would mean huge disruption after 2030.
Artists’s impression of a Monkey-faced Bat (Genus Pteralopex)
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An expedition to the Solomon Islands to investigate rare monkey-faced bats and giant rats will help preserve these remarkable species.
An embattled Clive Palmer again defended himself in the media on Tuesday.
The administrators investigating Clive Palmer's Queensland Nickel have accused him of behaving "recklessly" and perhaps illegally.