Malcolm Turnbull and Josh Frydenberg surrounded by members of the government’s Energy Security Board.
The big questions about Malcolm Turnbull’s energy policy will be, for consumers, what it would mean for their bills and, for business, how confident it can be that the approach would hold if Bill Shorten…
Under the scheme, power companies would have twin obligations imposed on them by the government.
The government is set to unveil its long-awaited energy plan that would scrap subsidies for renewables and impose obligations on power companies to source a certain proportion of 'reliable' supply.
The PBO has likely overestimated future personal income tax revenue.
The parliamentary budget office expects Australians to be paying significantly higher average tax rates in 2020/21, but their assumptions bear no relation to reality.
Malcolm Turnbull’s government is now more than two-thirds of the way to the 30 losing Newspolls which Turnbull used in challenging Tony Abbott for leadership.
The Coalition is trailing in its 21st consecutive Newspoll, with Labor maintaining its two-party lead of 54-46% and Malcolm Turnbull suffering a setback in his personal ratings.
ACCC chairman Rod Sims says affordability should be the dominant objective in energy policy.
The ACCC found that, on average across the national electricity market, a 2015-16 residential bill was $1,524, excluding GST.
Bill Shorten said that the proposed fund would help local manufacturers innovate and diversify.
Bill Shorten is promising that a Labor government would set up a A$1 billion fund to assist 'advanced manufacturing'.
Michelle Grattan and Frances Shannon discuss the week in Australian politics.
A stoush with Tony Abbott would be a bad distraction when Malcolm Turnbull needs the attention to be on what he is delivering.
Some Coalition MPs are worried the government is in the energy space at all, rather than leaving it as a state matter.
Tony Abbott was being his old pre-prime-ministerial self on Monday, with a full-on speech to a climate sceptics group in London.
Speaking in a light and bright FM radio interview on Tuesday, Malcolm Turnbull said that in politics, “just being chilled, calm is very important. A little bit of zen goes a long way.” He was answering…
Opinion polls are pointing strongly to a win for the ‘yes’ campaign.
The ABS, in its update on Tuesday, said it estimated it had now received 10 million ballots.
All eyes will be on the High Court as it decides the dual citizenship cases of (from left), Malcolm Roberts, Scott Ludlam, Larissa Waters, Barnaby Joyce, Fiona Nash, Matt Canavan and Nick Xenophon.
For Malcolm Turnbull, on a wafer-thin majority and struggling in the polls, the outcome of the seven High Court cases is of vital importance.
Nick Xenophon is a tough dealmaker who demands concessions in return for his crucial numbers.
Nick Xenophon, the master of the stunt, is about to indulge in one more before he leaves the Senate for a run at ruling the South Australian roost from its crossbench. After his shock announcement that…
Kazuo Ishiguro in his garden in London.
English author Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature. For some weeks now, the bookies have been offering odds on the likely winner. Kenya’s Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o was front runner earlier…
Michelle Grattan speaks to Deep Saini about the week in politics.
Many more faces to be added to a national database, but will it make us any safer?
The COAG agreement to share our biometric data - including some photo ID - is an erosion of our privacy and will give people a false sense of comfort.
Nick Xenophon will resign from the Senate to pursue a career in South Australian politics.
Nick Xenophon's exit from the Senate could substantially affect the dynamics in negotiations with the government.
Federal and state leaders endorsed another set of counter-terrorism measures at a special meeting on Thursday.
In the main the public have accepted the world has changed, justifying altering the balance between security and rights. But there is still argument over precisely where lines should be drawn.
The special COAG on national security saw the leaders united on the need to do more.
The states' handover of driver licence data for a beefed up national facial biometric matching capability would only bring existing arrangements into 'real time'.
Politics Podcast: Darren Chester on the infrastructure spending spree.
Darren Chester says there is too much hyper-partisanship in Australian politics.
The AFP and state counterparts want longer questioning and detention time between a person being arrested and either charged or released.
Malcolm Turnbull this week is pushing for a further toughening of national security laws.