Bill Shorten's promise to tighten the visa system for short-term skilled migrants won't do anything for local jobs or wages.
With a fake news scandal already marking this election campaign, questions remain about how well our democracy can cope with it.
Inflation has barely been within the Governor Philip Lowe's target band his entire time in office. Zero inflation means he should cut now, before the election.
Last June Morrison on Palmer's renewed political push Australians would say “the circus doesn’t need another sideshow.” Well, the sideshow's here and the Liberals are grabbing a prize from the wheel.
There have historically been few key points of difference on foreign policy during elections. Despite daunting challenges on the global stage, this year's election campaign looks to be much the same.
Four fifths of the coming bonanza of bequests are set to go to the top one fifth of recipients.
New regulations have been rolled out to counter the spread of misinformation during the campaign, but these steps will largely be ineffective in the fast-moving social media sphere
The controversy over the water purchase is based on an old story; the election has enabled it to be resurrected for a powerful fresh spin around the political circuit.
The government promised to eliminate the 37% tax rate. Instead, for a certain range of income, it has lifted it to 40%.
A Labor government would boost the lowest wage that could be paid under a 457-style visa, crack down on the exploitation of foreign workers, and ensure businesses looked to local people first.
Water management, declining standard of living and regional Australians feeling neglected have all been cited as reasons for the Nationals being on the nose electorally.
Unchastened by his experience in federal parliament between 2013 and 2016, Clive Palmer and his United Australia Party are back - and beginning to make their presence felt in polling.
The major party's Easter ceasefire allowed Malcolm Turnbull to resurrect the National Energy Guarantee.
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.
When the Australian cricket team got caught in a ball-tampering racket, there were consequences. Our politicians do something similar, but get a pass.
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.
The myth of ‘the Queensland voter’, Australia’s trust deficit, and the path to Indigenous recognition.
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Today, an election-themed episode about some of the biggest policy questions Australia faces, featuring Indigenous academic lawyer Eddie Synot and political scientist Anne Tiernan.
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
Young people voting for the first time in the upcoming federal election can be broadly grouped into five categories: impulsive, collective, instinctive, principled and pragmatic.
The next government can make its own luck, but it needs to focus on what matters and ignore the rest.