For Shorten, Easter might act as an eraser to rub out people’s memories of a scratchy couple of days in the first week.
Politically speaking, the Easter break is a blessing for a jaded electorate, at least a partial rest for voters' in a campaign that's started as an impossibly complex jumble of claims and numbers.
The Adani coal mine has become a key issue for voters.
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West Australian voters need convincing that the Coalition will be better than Labor at managing the economy. Meanwhile, the Queensland seat of Dickson has already descended into personality politics.
Morrison would remember that well – he was treasurer when it happened in 2016.
Morrison argues ATO can act before tax law passes. But in PEFO officials said while many budget tax measures can be legislated later without affecting estimates they can often go ahead on that basis
Morrison appeared at a forum of seniors in the Victorian seat of Corangamite.
Both sides have different perceptions about how what the government characterises as a “retirement tax” - the franking credits change – will play out politically.
Mandatory competitive design processes have transformed the Sydney CBD skyline.
For two decades, a competitive design process pioneered by Sydney City Council has been transforming the city skyline and, new research shows, raising standards as it goes.
The Coalition has produced tables showing it would be offering bigger tax cuts in 2024.
The government has set out the tax benefit people in particular occupations would get in the long term under its plan, while Labor has announced funding for pathology from its cancer package.
Screenshot from Labor Party advertisement linking Peter Dutton to Liberal candidates.
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While Peter Dutton is fighting for his political life in his marginal Brisbane seat of Dickson, he is being “weaponised” by Labor in its efforts to defeat two of his strongest Victorian supporters, Greg…
Morrison and Shorten both held campaign rallies on Sunday.
The Newspoll, in Monday's Australian, shows signs of the vote polarising as the campaign formally starts for the May 18 election.
On citizenship, the section means Australians can be hostage to changes in overseas law.
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That Victorian Liberals have to change candidates in three seats draws attention to an issue that should be properly fixed but won't be any time soon – the problem of section 44 of the constitution.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg verballed his department.
All these years later, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has failed to learn from Bowen’s mistake. He has misused and verballed his department, and been caught out.
Leigh Sullivan talks about the start of the federal election campaign with Michelle Grattan.
Morrison will persistently exploit Shorten’s unpopularity.
This election is Shorten's to lose, if you take the trend of opinion polls, and what the public have predicted. But the campaign can be crucial and Morrison is a ferocious and desperate fighter.
Scott Morrison visited the Governor-General early Thursday morning.
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Scott Morrison has called the election for May 18. Labor remains the campaign favourite, having had a long-term consistent lead in the polls.
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Bowen says it will be 18 months before the assumptions underpinning the projected 2019-20 surplus can be fully assessed.
Delivering his post-budget address, Bowen will point to an analysis released by KPMG estimating that by the end of the forward estimates Labor's tax-to-GDP ratio would be just over 24%.
Dutton denies the lunch was about Huang’s citizenship bid.
Scott Morrison, desperate to smother what is on most criteria a damaging story coming almost on the eve of the election being called, insists there is nothing to see in Dutton's conduct.
Price said the decision did not amount to final approval for the project.
The decision, taken by Price, comes after public pressure from Queensland LNP members, including a threat by McGrath to publicly call for her resignation if she failed to treat the project fairly.
Morrison tried to shrug off anti-Adani protesters who interrupted him at a lunch in Brisbane.
Some from the Queensland LNP, including Matt Canavan, and Barnaby Joyce, are screaming for Environment Minister Melissa Price to act; southern Liberals are praying she doesn't.
Shorten said the government was buying time “to pump up their own tyres” with advertising.
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As Morrison readies to call the election, with speculation he will announce next weekend for May 18, he has also increased his lead over Shorten as better prime minister in Newspoll.
Labor’s budget reply stole the mic from the government.
Caroline Fisher talks about the week in Australian politics with Michelle Grattan.