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".
Tim Hammond, elected in 2016, was already a shadow minister and was seen as having a very bright future in politics.
Hammond said he would resign "in the near future" after discharging obligations to his electorate and staff.
Richard Di Natale said that Australia had a “tax avoidance system” rather than a “tax system”.
The Greens plan would bring in "a Buffett rule" to ensure higher income earners paid their fair share of tax by limiting deductions made by those earning more than $300,000.
Females who remain unidentified at the time of burial are named ‘Jane Doe’.
We're at the point in DNA technology where individuals who – having parted with $99 and a small vial of saliva – may suddenly find themselves in a criminal investigation.
BCA chief executive Jennifer Westacott is trying to counter anti-business sentiment.
Westacott is on the frontline in what has become the toughest of gigs, given the shocking disclosures, and subsequent fallout, in the financial sector.
The Murrumbidgee River is one of several sites in the Murray-Darling Basin where improvements are being detected.
The Murray-Darling Basin Plan has been politically fraught and mired in scandal. But environmental monitoring suggests that the health of the rivers is indeed improving – even if it will take decades.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in a statement that his government had accepted in principle the latest Gonski report.
The damning report, released on Monday, says the decline is widespread and "equivalent to a generation of Australian school children falling short of their full learning potential".
Michelle Grattan speaks with Nicholas Klomp about the week in Australian politics.
Lieutenant general Angus Campbell Campbell has issued an order banning death symbols, such as the pirate skull and crossbones, the phantom or punisher symbols, and spartans and the grim reaper.
A new directive from the army chief banning death symbols has earned him harsh criticism, but his view is more about respect for the gravity of solders' tasks than political correctness.
Morrison says the budget will deliver tax relief for middle to lower income Australians.
The government is pinning its hopes on making this election all about tax – casting itself as champion of lower tax and Labor as signed up to what Morrison dubs the "high tax club".
Treasurer Scott Morrison will say in a speech on Thursday that with a stronger economy, the fiscal position has improved compared with a year ago.
Treasurer Scott Morrison will argue that a stronger budget outlook means the increase in the Medicare levy is no longer required.
Fake medicines are a lucrative global business. When it comes to malaria drugs that don’t work, they can be deadly.
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Each year, 500,000 people die of malaria annually, a preventable disease. Most of them children in Africa, where many anti-malarial drugs are fake or substandard.
Politics podcast: Robert Kelly on the Korean summits.
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Professor Robert Kelly is pessimistic about how much the upcoming Korean summits will achieve this Friday.
Malcolm Turnbull defended refusing for so long to set up a royal commission.
As the banking royal commission continues to expose wrongdoings, the pressure is intensifying on the corporate regulator.
O'Dwyer’s effort to avoid any confession of error just drew more attention to the bad call.
This bald-faced refusal to acknowledge their own inconvenient history in part comes from the politicians' belief that if you just burnish the "spin", you can get away with saying anything.
Michelle Grattan speaks to University of Canberra's Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud rejected the Shorten call for a suspension.
Up to now, both government and opposition were anxious to stay in step.
In light of what is coming out the government should be ashamed of its past performance.
Just why the government was so keen to shield an industry where wrongdoing had been obvious is not entirely clear.