Have Australian commuters really enjoyed gains in quality of life that would justify all those billions of dollars spent on transport infrastructure?
We spend on average about an hour a day travelling. Given this is unlikely to change, how can we make this time more productive and enjoyable?
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.
Science needs government and new allies to thrive.
Many Budget 2018 measures appear to have origins in proposals advanced by the science community.
It’s not just the elderly who feel alone.
The government has announced funding to combat loneliness in the elderly.
No money for new coal - and no change to the current situation for renewables, despite the treasurer’s claims.
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Scott Morrison's budget speech held no surprises on energy, after months of debate over the National Energy Guarantee. The real news comes in July with the release of a crucial ACCC report on power prices.
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.
A$1.6 billion over four years will allow 14,000 more older Australians to remain in their home for longer.
Making older Australians the cornerstone of budget measures is a calculated political tactic.
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Education policy experts run through the major changes for education in Budget 2018 for schools, VET and higher education.
Andy Thomas is one of the few Australian-born applicants who has became an astronaut. Will there be more with an Australian space agency?
$41M over four years is about the minimum viable amount to start towards important goals for an Australian space agency.
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With a federal election looming within a year, our panel looks at what each state and territory has been handed in the budget - and why it matters.
Treasurer Scott Morrison visits journalists in the 2018 budget lockup.
What does the evidence say about the policy measures announced in 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.
Tax cuts and tax reform have formed the centrepiece of the 2018 Budget.
Burgeoning tax revenues have enabled Treasurer Scott Morrison to bring down a budget that will put the government in a better position to fight the next election.
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.
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All you need to know about the 2018-19 federal budget in our simple at-a-glance graphic.
Treasurer Scott Morrison played it safe with the 2018-19 budget.
Even though this year’s budget is pretty good politics and reasonable economics, on almost every front, it is a missed opportunity to be bold.
Some have set the course for electoral victory, others have tanked. In any case, federal budgets are important moments in the life of governments – especially those that are a little wobbly.
Let’s see how well you remember about the previous federal budgets.
The 2018-19 federal budget will be handed down to parliament on May 8. But before that, take our quiz to test out your memories of the previous budgets.
Ken Henry, John Howard and Joe Hockey have all attempted to reform Australia’s tax system.
There's never been a better time for tax reform. But as governments have tried (and stumbled) over the years the burden has shifted to individual taxpayers and the latest budget looks no different.