Coalition must pay $47.5m sweetener despite stalled tax cut, senator says | Australia news

The newly installed Tasmanian senator Steve Martin is telling local media the Turnbull government will deliver on a package of funding he secured in return for supporting the Coalition’s big business tax cut, regardless of whether or not it eventually passes the Senate. In an interview with the Examiner in …

Corporate tax cut needed to keep Australia competitive, says fund manager

Corporate tax cut needed to keep Australia competitive, says fund manager

Updated March 29, 2018 15:03:00 Photo: Andrew Formica says Donald Trump’s US corporate tax cuts have raised the pressure on other countries. (AP: Evan Vucci) Related Story: What are the key arguments in the corporate tax cut debate? Related Story: Senate won’t vote on tax cuts until at least next …

The government lost the tax cut debate. Here’s why | Ben Oquist | Opinion

The government lost the company tax cut vote because they lost the company tax cut debate. They lost the company tax cut debate because they, and the section of the business community backing them, lost the economic debate. They lost the economic debate because they pursued such a narrow version …

Julian Assange has internet access cut off by Ecuador’s Government

Julian Assange has internet access cut off by Ecuador’s Government

Posted March 29, 2018 07:38:12 Photo: It’s not the first time Julian Assange has had his internet access cut off. (Reuters: Peter Nicholls) Related Story: Assange has one of his worst days as judge rips apart legal case Related Story: Julian Assange again loses bid to have UK arrest warrant …

Flooding in Cairns worst in a generation, dozens rescued as region’s roads cut

Flooding in Cairns worst in a generation, dozens rescued as region’s roads cut

Updated March 27, 2018 15:57:48 Video: Tractor pulls dinghy through floodwaters (ABC News) Related Story: ‘Trees coming down everywhere’: Narrow escape in far north Queensland Flooding from the Barron River in Cairns is the worst recorded since February 2000, but the height of the flooding emergency has passed for the …

Tathra bushfire: Union calls for funding cut explanation; RFS finds electrical infrastructure likely cause

Tathra bushfire: Union calls for funding cut explanation; RFS finds electrical infrastructure likely cause

Updated March 22, 2018 19:40:05 Photo: Ingrid Mitchell and Deborah Naif walk through the remnants of their house on Wildlife Drive, Tathra. (ABC News: Matthew Roberts) Related Story: Tathra fire inquiry will debunk ‘filthy and disgusting’ union tactics, Minister says Related Story: More homes could have been saved in Tathra …