Despite the government spruiking its tax relief for Australians in this year's budget, many women will not benefit from the tax plan.
Instead, the funds should be spent on services, the Greens say.
"Soft" infrastructure includes the services, policies or practices that keep academic research working and open. Without a funded, coordinated national approach the private sector may take control.
Polls also have good news for the government, with the two-party preferred gap narrowing and the budget well-received.
A decade after the launch of a national campaign against homelessness, the trends are all going the wrong way. A new annual report highlights what's gone wrong and what must be done.
The Australian government provides a safety net of subsidies for elderly Australians unable to fully fund their own care. But will the extra 14,000 home care places in the budget meet demand?
But the black economy is more common than we think – how many of us have paid tradies, gardeners or cleaners cash without the exchange of relevant paperwork?
Labor continues to hold a 51-49% two-party lead in the wake of last week's budget.
A busy week in politics saw the government's third budget handed down, a reply from the opposition, a tax cuts battle and more byelections triggered by the citizenship crisis.
Shorten gave his budget reply speech in less-than-favourable circumstances on Thursday night.
Labor's plan to axe franking credit refunds has reignited debate over the income and wealth of older Australians.
At least for the next few months, what happens overseas will be more important for the Australian economy than domestic factors
The federal government will spend nearly $50 million over four years to commemorate Captain Cook's first landing. But some have questioned the spend.
The Labor alternative almost doubles the budget's relief for these taxpayers, incorporating the early part of the government's plan and then building on it.
NATSEM analysis of Treasury data shows most of the benefits of the 2024-25 cuts are implemented flow to high income earners.
We spend on average about an hour a day travelling. Given this is unlikely to change, how can we make this time more productive and enjoyable?
We'll get a clearer indication of Bill Shorten's strategy when he delivers his budget reply on Thursday night. His speech has taken on extra significance now.
Mathias Cormann and Jim Chalmers on Budget 2018.
Finance minister Mathias Cormann and opposition finance spokesperson Jim Chalmers share their thoughts on the federal budget.
Many Budget 2018 measures appear to have origins in proposals advanced by the science community.
The government has announced funding to combat loneliness in the elderly.