The decision opened Shorten to immediate attack from the government and business.
The decision, announced in response to questions at a news conference on Tuesday, doesn't appear to have gone through shadow cabinet. Nor did Shorten mention it when he addressed caucus that morning.
Greens urge Labor to vote against the whole of Malcolm Turnbull’s income tax package.
The estimates have been prepared by the independent PBO, at the request of the Greens. The opposition has repeatedly sought annual figures, but the government resisted the demands.
Freelancing and hot-desking are already common in work places – and will continue to rise.
There are many disappointments in the government's response to Innovation and Science Australia's report 'Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation'.
Forecasting income tax a decade into the future is a tricky proposition.
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The income tax cuts in the 2018 federal budget are likely to be modestly regressive, giving high earners a lower share of the overall tax burden. But by 2028 income tax will be higher across the board.
Michael McCormack on Barnaby’s future, latte sippers and other matters.
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In this interview Nationals leader and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack pointedly avoids saying Joyce should run again in his New England seat at the election.
Indigenous women lose out from the Coalition’s latest budget.
Despite the government spruiking its tax relief for Australians in this year's budget, many women will not benefit from the tax plan.
Greens leader Richard Di Natale said with inequality rising, reinvestment in public services should be the priority.
Instead, the funds should be spent on services, the Greens say.
Announced on May 15 2018, the government’s Research Investment Strategy directs $1.9 billion towards hard infrastructure.
"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.
While this is Malcolm Turnbull’s 32nd consecutive Newspoll loss as PM, the past two have been narrow losses.
Polls also have good news for the government, with the two-party preferred gap narrowing and the budget well-received.
Governments have all but abandoned the commitments made a decade ago when Kevin Rudd launched a national campaign to reduce homelessness.
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.
Most elderly people want to stay at home for as long as possible.
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?
People who work in the black economy come from industries as diverse as horticulture, retail, cleaning, construction and childcare.
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’s primary vote was up three points in the Fairfax-ipsos poll. The Coalition’s was unchanged.
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Labor continues to hold a 51-49% two-party lead in the wake of last week's budget.
Bill Shorten watches Treasurer Scott Morrison deliver the 2018 federal 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.
Bill Shorten delivered his Budget reply speech on Thursday night.
Shorten gave his budget reply speech in less-than-favourable circumstances on Thursday night.
Bill Shorten confirmed the plan to scrap cash payments for excess franking credits.
Labor's plan to axe franking credit refunds has reignited debate over the income and wealth of older Australians.
The US and China are racing to control their economies.
At least for the next few months, what happens overseas will be more important for the Australian economy than domestic factors
The statue of Captain Cook in St Kilda, Melbourne, was painted pink on January 25 2018.
The federal government will spend nearly $50 million over four years to commemorate Captain Cook's first landing. But some have questioned the spend.
Shorten pledged to give bigger income tax cuts for 10 million taxpayers.
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.