Bill Shorten, speaking on Sunday in Longman at Susan Lamb’s formal campaign launch.
The outcomes in Longman and Braddon are vital for Shorten, who would face very serious leadership instability if he lost both seats, and a rough patch if the ALP were defeated in one.
Centre Alliance candidate Rebekha Sharkie is polling strongly ahead of next weekend’s byelection in the South Australian seat of Mayo.
With just over a week until the Super Saturday byelections, there is great interest in each of the five seats in play, including Mayo in South Australia.
Liberal candidate Georgina Downer, Greens candidate Major ‘Moogy’ Sumner, Centre Alliance candidate Rebekha Sharkie and Labor candidate Reg Coutts at the Mayo candidates forum.
It's very hard for a crossbencher to get into the House of Representatives. But when they do, these small players can be difficult to blast out.
Treasurer Scott Morrison may be happy with a budget in balance by 2019-20, but the rising burden on individual taxpayers is a worry.
Personal income taxpayers are shouldering more of the burden, while less revenue is coming from taxes on companies, capital and consumption. Only major reforms will change these sustained trends.
Las vacunas deben mantenerse frías para seguir siendo eficaces. La falta de electricidad en zonas remotas dificulta esta tarea, lo que reduce el alcance de los fármacos que salvan vidas.
Gaetjens was Peter Costello’s chief of staff, and NSW treasury secretary under a Liberal government.
The issue is not that a person has served “up the Hill” - something seen as desirable all round - but how long they've been there and how strongly identified they've become with one side of politics.
The opt-out period for My Health Record runs from July 16 until October 15.
Unless you take action to remove yourself before October 15, the federal government will make a digital copy of your medical record, store it centrally, and give numerous people access to it.
Smith said that coming from WA, he would like to see Perth enjoy the benefit of population growth, while avoiding the negative effects that had beset the biggest cities, i.e. Sydney and Melbourne.
The call comes as latest figures show the annual permanent migrant intake fell to 162,400 last financial year – compared with a 190,000 planning level.
Vaccines need to be kept cold to remain effective. A lack of power in remote areas makes this difficult, reducing the reach of the life-saving pharmaceuticals.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Nicholas Klomp about the week in politics.
“We are driving a program of cultural change, supported by a dedicated communications strategy, to embed a strong protective security culture in PM&C,” secretary Martin Parkinson has said.
The head of the prime minister's department says an investigation by the Australian Federal Police has found "the breach was not a deliberate act motivated by criminal or malicious intent".
We don’t know what former Howard government minister Philip Ruddock and his panel have found and recommended about legislation to protect religious freedom.
The government won't be putting out the report before the July 28 byelections, and that tells us something. There are concerns about how this issue will run in the public domain.
Gaetjens recently left the job of Treasurer Scott Morrison’s chief of staff, a position he also held with Peter Costello.
Phil Gaetjens, who has served as chief of staff to two Liberal treasurers, will now run the Treasury department, after the early resignation of the current secretary, John Fraser.
The audit was started amid the public controversy over the affair between Joyce and Campion.
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The audit also examined Joyce's claims between May 9 2016 and December 31 2017. It found all were within the rules.
With reviews into the ABC underway on its competitive neutrality and its efficiency, Milne said that, echoing the past, some rivals urged the ABC should be banned from providing digital services and restricted to linear radio and television.
In a strong defence of the public broadcaster, its chairman has warned against clipping the ABC's digital wings and defended its place in preserving the nation's identity.
The ACCC backs the Turnbull government’s push for its National Energy Guarantee, calling on other governments to commit to it.
The ACCC says the electricity market is facing its most challenging time, with the present situation being unacceptable and unsustainable.
Latham appeals to voters not to reward Shorten’s dishonesty.
Incoming ALP President Wayne Swan has lashed out at Mark Latham as "someone who ratted on battlers'' after the former Labor leader's robo message to Longman voters, authorised by Pauline Hanson".
Sheep aboard the ship Bader III, which transports livestock to the Middle East.
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A strong stand by the Israeli government on Australian sheep exports is significant given the trade's current problems.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Mark Evans about the week in Australian politics.
Katharine Murphy ‘On Disruption’
This conversation was hosted by Australian National Univeristy Crawford School of Public Policy and introduced by their Director, Professor Helen Sullivan.