Simon Birmingham and Jim Chalmers on a big spending budget.
Michelle Grattan discusses the 2021-22 budget with Finance Minister Simon Birmingham and Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers
Scott Morrison will announce a $1.2 billion extension of the government's wage subsidy for businesses taking on apprentices, as the government starts to roll out targeted assistance for the post-JobKeeper economy.
“I will be the leader of this country after the next election,” Albanese declared as he ended the news conference where he announced his reshuffled frontbench. It smacked of a message to himself.
Right now, Labor's marginal seat holders are talking about JobSeeker. Privately, many are wondering if next year they'll be on it.
Anthony Albanese's budget reply made the point that Labor had very different priorities to the government's.
Jim Chalmers on tax cuts, inequality, and the Queensland election.
Michelle Grattan sits down to talk with Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers
The government will provide eligible owner-occupiers with $25,000 to build a new home or extensively renovate an existing one.
The forecast for Australia’s economic growth in 2019-20 has been cut by 0.25%, and the projected surplus for this financial year slashed by A$2.1 billion.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Mathias Cormann and Jim Chalmers on the mid-year budget update.
The Conversation, CC BY 29.7 MB (download)
The figures indicate a worsening economy, but the government has sought to put a positive spin on the situation, saying the Australian economy is showing resilience.
“We’d be mad not to learn the lessons” of the election result, said Chalmers on Labor’s way ahead.
Jim Chalmers on the need to change economic course.
The Conversation, CC BY 35.9 MB (download)
In this podcast, Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers argues the government can have both a more stimulatory policy and a surplus going forward.
Two cuts in a row, and a good chance of more to come.
The Reserve Bank has cut the official interest rate to a new low of 1%, reflecting continuing concern over the slow economy.
Scott Morrison nominated “working with the crossbench” as a pathway to getting the promised tax cuts through.
Though the opposition is still refusing to state its final position on the government's $158 billion tax package, Scott Morrison is "very confident" the plan will be passed in its entirety.
Kristina Keneally has been announced as deputy Labor leader in the Senate.
After much factional wrangling, the new opposition leader has a shadow ministry, but the question remains about whether it is a good idea for the former leader to stay in the parliament.
Albanese will be Labor’s new leader.
Bianca De Marchi/AAP
Nominations for the leadership don't close until Monday, but no one else is expected to nominate.
Labor Member for Grayndler Anthony Albanese speaks to the media at Henson Park in the Sydney suburb of Marrickville on Wednesday.
Jim Chalmers, from the right of the Labor party, has been receiving support from those who believe the party needs generational change.
Sources said Chalmers would not run if Bowen, also from the right, stood.
Labor's finance spokesman Jim Chalmers confirmed he is considering standing for leader, which would put him up against leftwinger Anthony Albanese, who is already campaigning hard for the position.
Shadow minister for finance Jim Chalmers, speaking on Q&A.
Was shadow minister for finance Jim Chalmers correct when he said that under the current Coalition government, net debt had doubled? We asked the experts.
Labor begins its next phase in opposition with bigger numbers in the parliament and with a new level of confidence as it confronts the government.