Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will deliver the 2019 budget on April 2.
The budget will include another round of tax cuts and provide about $600 million to pursue wrongdoers and help restore trust in the financial system.
Deep Saini talks about the week in politics with Michelle Grattan.
Shorten is several lengths in front in the polls.
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Any sign of hubris must be avoided, but a prudent opposition – especially with polls suggesting it's soon likely to be the executive – needs to be well prepared for the first days of power.
President Erdogan, electioneering at Canakkale, just across from the Gallipoli peninsula.
Attacking Erdoğan's original comments, Morrison told a news conference they were “highly offensive to Australians and highly reckless in this very sensitive environment”.
Morrison warned against those who wanted to run scare campaigns as a result of the announcements, saying they would be taking Australians for mugs.
The overhaul of the program comes after pressure from various quarters including conservative Liberals for immigration to be lowered, and the government talking up the need for 'congestion busting'.
Morrison took up Jacinda Ardern’s phrase when she said of Muslims “they are us”, and applied it to Australia.
In his address in the wake of the New Zealand attack, on the theme of managing differences, Morrison said it was not a matter of “disagreeing less, but disagreeing better”.
“Standing against hate” requires robust leadership from the politicians.
The Senate doesn't have the power to throw him out, but it would be a bad course anyway, setting an unfortunate precedent as well as making him a martyr in the eyes of the extreme right.
After the overthrow of Turnbull, Laundy said he did not want to be considered for the ministry in the Morrison reshuffle.
After weeks of speculation, the close ally of Malcolm Turnbull confirms he will not re-contest his marginal Sydney seat.
Students at the climate strike in Sydney on Friday.
Leigh Sullivan speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.
Shorten is making wages one of the centrepieces of his election pitch.
But the ALP has not put a figure on the amount it believes would be appropriate.
Morrison has been trying to show he’s heard the electorate on climate change.
The week highlighted, yet again, that instead of a credible energy
policy, the government has only confusion and black holes.
O'Sullivan said the Queensland Nationals would not give up.
O'Sullivan rejected Morrison's Monday argument that it would be
impractical for the federal government to underwrite a coal-fired
project in Queensland because the Palaszczuk government would veto it.
Barnaby Joyce on Monday turbocharged his push to regain the Nationals leadership with a media blitz.
One of the Nationals' key KPIs for McCormack has been that he must successfully pressure Morrison for the government to underwrite coal-fired generation.
The latest Newspoll comes as the Liberals in Curtin on Sunday selected.
Celia Hammond as the candidate for Julie Bishop’s safe
Western Australian seat.
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The worsening Coalition performance comes after last week's sluggish economic figures and amid
more bickering on the conservative side of politics, including pot shots from Malcolm Turnbull.
Tony Abbott is being challenged in Warringah by Zali Steggall, who has climate policy at the centre of her platform.
The former prime minister has changed his mind yet again on the Paris targets, this time because he is under pressure in his seat of Warringah.
Deep Saini speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.
The election campaign will be much about the budget, putting huge pressure on Frydenberg.
Both Gaetjens and Frydenberg might reflect, incidentally, that this, the first budget for each of them, is likely to be their last - if the opinion polls are right.
Morrison will make announcements around the handling of medical transfers of refugees.
He is not, however, being accompanied by Home Affairs
Minister Peter Dutton, who leads much of the campaigning on the issue.
Morrison’s remarks come as Labor continues to focus on the aftermath.
of the royal commission into banking.
In an address to the AFR's business summit, Morrison says: “The need to
restore trust with customers, employees, suppliers and the wider
community is preoccupying boardrooms across Australia."
Ian McAllister on voters and issues in the upcoming election.
The Australian Election Study Director Ian McAllister says one thing voters will want at this poll is stability.