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.
There still isn’t clear research showing company tax cuts will increase employment or wages.
Comparing companies that receive a tax cut with those that don't isn't the right methodology to conclude that tax cuts create more employment or higher wages.
The challenge for legislators, courts and the wider community is to ensure any interference with privacy is minimal, rather than merely lawful.
It is vital for governments and citizens to discuss how much privacy should be sacrificed when issues of national security arise.
NATSEM analysis of Treasury data shows most of the benefits of the 2024-25 cuts are implemented flow to high income earners.
Shorten has been tarnished by the citizenship affair.
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.
Gallagher was ineligible to sit because she had not completed the renunciation of her dual British citizenship when she nominated for the 2016 election.
The decision has reignited the citizenship crisis and transformed the political landscape.
Tim Colebatch on the 2018 budget.
From inside the lockup political and economic journalist Tim Colebatch speaks to Michelle Grattan about his assessment of the budget.
In this budget, it was vital for the government that it be seen to be fair dinkum about fiscal repair.
The three part plan is the centrepiece of Tuesday night’s budget, which also brings forward by a year the forecast return to surplus and the peak of Australia’s net debt.
Morrison says that people deserve to be able to “keep their own money”.
While the budget will come in for its share of criticism, looked at overall it is designed not to offend an electorate that has already turned off the government.
Evidence homeopathy works is pretty clear: it doesn’t.
A review into pharmacy practices last year recommended pharmacies stop selling ineffective remedies such as homeopathy. The government didn't support the recommendation.
In Israel, a petition against live sheep shipments has been signed by 60 leading rabbis.
The submission recommends an increase in the space allocation for each animal of at least 30% for sheep weighing 40-60 kilograms – the weight range of the typical sheep sent to the Middle East.
Morrison being seen wrestling with a beer barrel is obviously preferable to being caught off guard smoking a cigar.
With the poll due in a year, people will view Tuesday's budget as coming from a government desperate for approval, presenting a smiling face.
As the Coalition announces tougher penalties. Labor has promised to phase out the trade.
The government is resisting pressure to phase out the trade, ahead of a review expected to recommend more stringent regulations.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
We are seeing a power play which has set Peter Dutton and Julie Bishop at odds.
The fine distinction between expanding ASD powers but it not collecting intelligence on Australians is where the confusion lies, and that will need to be carefully laid out.
Shadow agriculture minister Joel Fitzgibbon said farmers could actually benefit from the end of live sheep exports.
The undertaking represents another stage in the toughening of Labor policy on the issue. The opposition had a bipartisan approach a few weeks ago.
The modelling shows that Coalition governments tend to be much more fiscally conservative in their tax and welfare policies than Labor governments.
Chris Bowen on the budget and Labor’s policies
Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen tells The Conversation he accepts that big business will "lobby on their own path".