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Richard Di Natale, Barnaby Joyce and Joel Fitzgibbon walk together ahead of the regional leader’s debate in Goulburn. Twitter/Richard Di Natale

Barnaby Joyce missteps, linking live cattle suspension and boat arrivals

The election campaign’s day 17 notably belonged to Barnaby Joyce, and not just for the package of concessional loans he announced for struggling dairy farmers. For light relief, the day delivered another…
Malcolm Turnbull retains a strong lead as preferred prime minister in both polls – 51-29% in Ipsos and 49-27% in Newspoll. Lukas Coch/AAP

Coalition and Labor close in Ipsos and Newspoll as election contest begins

As the 2016 election campaign formally begins, new polling shows Scott Morrison’s budget has failed to inspire and the government and Labor are locked in a close race. The Fairfax Ipsos poll has the Coalition…
Governor-General Peter Cosgrove addressed both houses of parliament in the Senate chamber. Lukas Coch/AAP

Turnbull looks like a sprinter but is in a marathon

When the politicians arrived in Canberra for their special parliamentary session, it was obvious everyone wanted to do what was necessary for a July 2 election, and do it quickly. Instead of taking weeks…
Malcolm Turnbull and wife Lucy Turnbull watch on during the FIRST Global Robotics Competition in Sydney on Saturday. Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Voters say Turnbull best to handle tax reform: Newspoll

Malcolm Turnbull is 20 points ahead of Bill Shorten as the leader more capable of managing tax reform in a Newspoll that has the Coalition slightly improving its two-party position.
Malcolm Turnbull visiting Melbourne University’s BIO21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute on Monday. Michael Keating/AAP

Government-Labor again 50-50 in Newspoll

The government and opposition are tied on 50-50 in the two-party vote in the latest Newspoll, while Malcolm Turnbull's satisfaction rating has fallen.
The government is not ahead in Newspoll for the first time since Malcolm Turnbull became prime minister. AAP/Dan Peled

Turnbull government takes poll tumble

The Turnbull government has lost its lead in the latest Newspoll, which has the Coalition and Labor 50-50 in the two-party preferred vote.
Labor is presenting its proposal to increase tax on cigarettes as an aid to the health of Australians and a boost to government revenue. 55Laney69/Flickr

Labor would slug smokers to boost revenue, improve health

A Shorten government would further substantially increase the excise on tobacco, taking the price of a packet of 25 cigarettes to nearly A$41 by 2020 and boosting revenue by $47.7 billion over a decade.
Bill Shorten’s rating of 17% as preferred prime minister in the latest Newspoll is his worst. AAP/Lukas Coch

Newspoll brings more bad news for Bill Shorten

Malcolm Turnbull has widened already huge leads over Bill Shorten on satisfaction and better prime minister ratings while the Coalition leads on the two-party vote in Newspoll.
Tuesday’s Newspoll is a poor result for opposition leader Bill Shorten. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Setback for Shorten in Newspoll

Bill Shorten's ratings have taken a hit in Tuesday's Newspoll, with Tony Abbott having a better net approval rating than his opponent for the first time in nearly 14 months.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott can use the latest Newspoll as evidence to his colleagues that he is clawing back. AAP/Lukas Coch

Labor ahead in Newspoll, but Abbott gains ground on Shorten

The government goes into next week's budget trailing Labor on a two-party basis but satisfaction with Tony Abbott has risen to a seven month high in the latest Newspoll.
Labor, under opposition leader Bill Shorten, leads the Coalition by ten points in the latest Newspoll. AAP/Tracey Nearmy

ALP leads Coalition 55-45%

Labor’s support is at its highest for nine months in the latest Newspoll and Bill Shorten is ahead of Tony Abbott as better…

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