Chalmers promised the budget would be “workmanlike”, not “flashy”, and he’s kept his word. Almost all of it had been pre-issued by the government, including measures and numbers.
Jim Chalmers’ first budget has kept spending tight, but it contains alarming news for households.
National Cabinet has removed the isolation requirements for those who test positive to COVID-19.
Michelle Grattan discusses politics with politics + society Senior Deputy Editor, Justin Bergman
A discussion on what the latest Resolve poll means for the Coalition, George Christensen and Anthony Albanese's chances in the election.
Watch Michelle Grattan and Peter Martin discuss the year in politics, and what lies ahead for Australia as we enter an election year.
Geoff Crisp and Michelle Grattan discuss the government’s measures to help those hit by the drought, the ALP’s election post-mortem release and Labor’s recasting of its policies.
Join one of the country’s most respected political reporters for an evening of conversation.
ACTU president Michele O'Neil on John Setka and the government’s anti-union legislation.
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ACTU President Michele O'Neil says that the decision over Setka's leadership lies with the union membership, and denounces the government's plans to bring back anti-union legislation.
Peter Martin and Tim Colebatch on Budget strategy and numbers.
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From inside the budget lockup, Peter Martin and Tim Colebatch shared their reactions to the pre-election budget.
Michelle Grattan, Peter Martin and Tim Colebatch on the election-eve budget chock full of sweeteners.
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Fresh from the budget lockup, chief political correspondent Michelle Grattan talks with Business and Economics Editor Peter Martin and political and economic journalist Tim Colebatch.
The government wants this election to be all about tax. The tax cuts you will get, now and later. And the “higher taxes” that Bill Shorten would impose.