Dumping of Jane Prentice highlights Coalition’s women problem

Dumping of Jane Prentice highlights Coalition’s women problem

By Marian Sawer Updated May 15, 2018 10:13:08 Photo: The Coalition has repeatedly stated that to introduce positive steps to promote women, such as candidate quotas, would be “patronising”. (Facebook: Jane Prentice) Is the Coalition deaf to the upsurge in women’s discontent at being treated as second-class citizens? The dumping …

The Coalition’s tax plan favours the rich and doesn’t solve bracket creep for middle-income earners

The Coalition’s tax plan favours the rich and doesn’t solve bracket creep for middle-income earners

By John Daley and Danielle Wood Updated May 11, 2018 15:34:21 Photo: Treasurer Scott Morrison and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann pose with the 2018-19 Budget. (ABC News: Matt Roberts) The top 20 per cent of income earners in Australia will benefit most from the Turnbull government’s tax plan, unveiled in …

Business council says exempting banks from Coalition’s tax cut would punish customers | Australia news

Exempting the big four banks from the Turnbull government’s planned corporate tax cut would “punish” their customers, shareholders, staff and the economy, the Business Council of Australia has claimed. On Tuesday the BCA appeared before a Senate inquiry that was called in response to the council’s non-binding commitment that its …

Kelly O’Dwyer interview only drew more attention to Coalition’s bad call on banking royal commission

Kelly O’Dwyer interview only drew more attention to Coalition’s bad call on banking royal commission

Updated April 23, 2018 12:22:15 Video: Kelly O’Dwyer dodges questions on delay of bank royal commission (ABC News) Sometimes it’s not a bad idea to have a lie-in on Sunday morning. Financial Services Minister Kelly O’Dwyer might wish she’d done so at the weekend. Ms O’Dwyer should not have gone …

Tim Storer is the Coalition’s $35 billion man

Tim Storer is the Coalition’s $35 billion man

Updated March 30, 2018 09:25:59 Photo: The Government hopes the accidental independent Senator from South Australia is will back its legislation to give tax cuts to big business. (ABC News: Nick Haggarty) Related Story: What are the key arguments in the corporate tax cut debate? Related Story: Senate won’t vote …

Labor and Greens keep up the fight against Coalition’s marine park plans | Environment

Labor and the Greens have launched a fresh attempt to disallow controversial new marine park management plans proposed by the Turnbull government last week, bowling up individual motions to boost the chances of scuttling at least part of the proposal. A first attempt to disallow the management plans failed on …

Labor and Greens fail in first attempt to disallow Coalition’s marine park plans | Environment

A first attempt by Labor and the Greens to disallow controversial new marine park management plans proposed by the Turnbull government last week has failed in the Senate after the government flipped the order of business and brought on the chamber debate. The Turnbull government on Tuesday night pulled its …

Hinch welcomes Coalition’s paedophile crackdown as tax talks continue | Australia news

A national centre to counter child exploitation and abuse will be created in the home affairs department with a $68.6m allocation in the 2018 budget. In a joint statement on Sunday the law enforcement minister, Angus Taylor, and the home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, announced the new agency, which they …