Aged care reform remains unfinished business for Labor. It made a start this week but more needs to come.
University of Canberra Professional Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Associate Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics
economist Danielle Wood on Australia’s ‘blokey’ budget.
This week Michelle Grattan talks to Grattan Institute CEO Danielle Wood about the 'blokey' budget
Michelle Grattan discusses the 2020 budget with Professor Robert Tanton of NATSEM
Labor’s proposed childcare measure would result in thousands of dollars saved per year. And it will make it affordable for parents who want to work more while accessing childcare.
Anthony Albanese’s budget reply made the point that Labor had very different priorities to the government’s.
On tax, Shorten one-upped the Liberals, offering bigger immediate tax cuts to 3.6 million taxpayers who earn under $48,000.
The opposition aims to put Medicare at the forefront of its campaigning, as it did in 2016. But there is a notable difference.
Bill Shorten’s budget reply speech was aimed at middle and lower income earners.
The Labor Party has signalled that equality and fairness will form the centrepiece of its policy framework - but there will be challenges to that if it wins office in May.
Bill Shorten delivered his Budget reply speech on Thursday night.
Shorten gave his budget reply speech in less-than-favourable circumstances on Thursday night.
Bill Shorten is not a natural orator, but was passionate and persuasive in the more sober parts of his speech.
In his budget reply, Bill Shorten avoided the government’s traps and wisely stressed his party’s traditional strengths: health, education and social policy.
In his budget reply, Tony Abbott has promised to keep compensation while still scrapping the carbon tax.
Tony Abbott has promised a Coalition government would keep the income tax and pension compensation Labor has given even after it scraps the carbon tax. The pledge, made in his budget reply, is a major…