Delivering the Lowitja O'Donoghue Oration in Adelaide the Prime Minister will say the coming referendum, to be held later this year, “can be a moment of Australian unity”.
In this podcast, @michellegrattan and @amandadunn10 discuss Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit and his rock-star welcome, The Voice, and the G7 and Quad meetings in Japan
The enhanced partnership could accelerate Australia’s transition from fossil fuel exporter to clean energy powerhouse. But success is far from assured.
Nine years on from the Indian prime minister’s first visit to Australia, much has changed in the Indo-Pacific and in the bilateral relationship.
As debate on the historic referendum legislation, Dutton claimed the Voice would ‘re-racialise our nation’.
Albanese now has a firm promise of a state visit to the US this year, and an invitation to go to China. If he manages that double-header, it will be another coup for his foreign policy.
Like Albanese, Plibersek is pragmatic, but probably hasn’t moved quite so far to the centre as he has. If she were running things, would this Labor government have a more radical tinge?
The bar was always too hard for Dutton. This week’s budget, whatever criticisms can be made of it, has been an elusive target for the Liberals
The budget projects an improvement of more than $143 billion over four years, compared to the Coalition’s final budget, brought down in March last year by Josh Frydenberg
While Albanese (who lands back in Australia on budget eve) basks in the international limelight, at home Treasurer Jim Chalmers this week has been feeling the heat of the spotlight.
The reform will benefit the retirement incomes of millions of Australians, according to Treasurer Jim Chalmers and Assistant Treasurer Stephen Jones
Beyond his homespun quality, Albanese demonstrates a shrewdness in exercising power.
The solicitor-general said the model is compatible with responsible government, and an ‘enhancement’ of the system.
Anthony Albanese’s attention is laser-like on the Voice, and trying to get up a yes vote. Peter Dutton, for a mix of motives, is focusing on the NT situation, as he campaigns against the Voice.
The latest Essential poll also gave federal Labor a 52-43 two party lead.
The Albanese government had no intention of giving the Low and Middle Income Tax Offset a further lease of life. It just would have preferred that a pesky journalist hadn’t highlighted the fact
For Australia to be taken seriously, it needs to show up whenever possible.
In March, Albanese joined 50,000 people to march in support of queer rights. At the same time, in another part of the world, Uganda passed a string of draconian anti-gay laws.
The government also promises that beyond the four years, the institutions will get indexed funding
Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Peter Dutton’s net approval slumps to an all-time low.