While a major tax switch is now not on, Scott Morrison is still heavily focused on the challenge of bracket creep.
Fairfax-Ipsos' first poll of 2016 has the government ahead 52-48% on the two-party vote and Malcolm Turnbull leading Bill Shorten 64-19% as preferred prime minister. While the numbers for the Coalition…
Malcolm Turnbull said on unveiling his revamped team that ‘organisms that don’t change are dead’.
Malcolm Turnbull had Saturday’s reshuffle forced on him by circumstances but he has used the opportunity to good advantage. He had much more space to promote people than one would normally expect after…
Bill Shorten announced a number of tax reform initiatives at the NSW Labor conference.
Bill Shorten has unveiled tax changes that will tighten negative gearing and capital gains tax provisions, saving $565 million over the forward estimates and $32.1 billion over a decade.
All governments must re-commit and re-energise their efforts to the Closing the Gap initiative.
The formation of the Close the Gap Campaign in March 2006 has provided ongoing focus and scrutiny on the health inequalities faced by Indigenous Australians.
An internal review found Stuart Robert had acted inconsistently with the ministerial standards.
Human Services Minister Stuart Robert has been forced to resign from the ministry after an investigation found he had “acted inconsistently” with the code of standards.
In the wake of a leadership change in the National Party, a question hangs over how Barnaby Joyce will handle the added responsibilities of being deputy prime minister.
Barnaby Joyce and Fiona Nash worked closely when he was a senator, and he has been a supporter of hers.
In some circles they call Fiona Nash the "Barnaby whisperer". It's said she's able to calm him down. In electing Nash their new deputy the Nationals have acted wisely.
Treasury modelling released by the government backs up Malcolm Turnbull’s decision to walk away from an increase to the GST.
The government has released Treasury modelling showing a tax mix switch with a 15% GST and income tax cuts would deliver no gains to economic growth.
Barnaby Joyce will replace Warren Truss as Nationals leader and deputy prime minister.
Under new leader Barnaby Joyce, the Nationals – the most-successful minor party in Australia’s political history – will pretty much continue to be treated as the Akubra wing of the Liberals.
Warren Truss told parliament that when he became Nationals leader after the 2007 election defeat: ‘nobody wanted the job, including me’.
The Nationals are set to elect Barnaby Joyce unopposed as their leader on Thursday night, which will make him deputy prime minister.
Australia’s appalling record of equity in education has once again been confirmed in the latest Closing the Gap report. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the report’s dismal findings present an…
Warren Truss' exit from the Nationals' leadership will clear the way for Barnaby Joyce to take over as deputy prime minister.
A new dynamic is coming to the Turnbull government with Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss finally set to announce on Thursday that he will quit the Nationals leadership.
Jay Weatherill's willingness to countenance an increase to the GST angered federal Labor colleagues. But he tells Michelle Grattan he has no regrets about his "circuit-breaker" intervention.
School attendance officers escort reluctant students to the school bus in Gunbalanya in West Arnhem Land.
The 2016 Closing the Gap Prime Minister's Report shows a bleak picture on progress on Indigenous employment and little improvement in school attendance.
Stuart Robert is a conservative within the Liberal Party and is close to Treasurer Scott Morrison.
The ministerial future of Stuart Robert looks very precarious, raising the prospect that Malcolm Turnbull's reshuffle may be wider than has been expected.
As the government considers a tax reform agenda without changing the GST, Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer discusses tax and superannuation with Michelle Grattan.
Philip Ruddock has been under preselection pressure in his seat of Berowra.
Father of the House of Representatives Philip Ruddock will leave parliament at the election, resolving one of several NSW Liberal preselection rows.
Stuart Robert has come under scrutiny for a trip to China he undertook while assistant minister for defence.
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Malcolm Turnbull has sought advice on whether Human Services Minister Stuart Robert breached the code of ministerial standards during a private trip to China in 2014.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at a family fun day at The Lodge in Canberra.
As Malcolm Turnbull continues to strike down the prospects of a GST increase being part of his tax package, the secretary of his department, Martin Parkinson, is taking charge of the tax issue bureaucratically…
Malcolm Turnbull said the May budget would be the government’s tax platform and, for ‘all practical purposes’, its white paper.
Malcolm Turnbull has said the budget will contain the government's tax policy, and questioned whether the benefits of increasing the GST would be worth the difficulties of doing so.