Warren Snowdon, longtime federal Labor MP, set to be dumped by Northern Territory left faction

Warren Snowdon, longtime federal Labor MP, set to be dumped by Northern Territory left faction

Updated May 17, 2018 18:15:57 The Northern Territory’s long-serving federal Member for Lingiari, Warren Snowdon, is likely to be either expelled from or to leave NT Labor’s powerful left-wing faction. And if that happens, the veteran Central Australian MP has indicated he may form his own faction. Mr Snowdon had …

Georgina Downer to seek Liberal preselection for federal seat of Mayo

Georgina Downer to seek Liberal preselection for federal seat of Mayo

Posted May 11, 2018 19:53:01 Georgina Downer, the daughter of one-time Liberal leader and foreign minister Alexander Downer, has confirmed via a tweet that she will seek preselection for the Adelaide Hills federal seat of Mayo. “As someone who grew up and spent the first two decades of her life …

Federal Court injunction extends logging ban in Central Highlands until February

Federal Court injunction extends logging ban in Central Highlands until February

Updated May 11, 2018 15:44:37 Photo: Timber mills face an uncertain future because long-term agreements on timber supplies were rescinded last year. (ABC News: Ben Knight) Related Story: Timber contract shake-up threatens thousands of Victorian jobs, industry warns Environmentalists are celebrating after the Federal Court extended a logging ban in …

Budget 2018: SA federal infrastructure money ‘all smoke and mirrors’

Budget 2018: SA federal infrastructure money ‘all smoke and mirrors’

Posted May 09, 2018 16:57:04 It’s been revealed only a fraction of the $1.8 billion in federal infrastructure money promised for South Australia in last night’s federal budget will flow over the next four years. Key points $1.8b for SA road and rail announced ahead of budget Only $162m included …

New remote dialysis clinics funded in Federal budget

New remote dialysis clinics funded in Federal budget

Updated May 09, 2018 16:38:09 Photo: Inawintji Williamson looks forward to returning home to the remote community of Fregon to visit her family. (ABC News: Rebecca Puddy) Hooked up to a dialysis machine in Adelaide, Inawintji Williamson smiles as she thinks about returning home to her remote Aboriginal community for …

Federal budget tax cuts locked in for low and middle-income earners | Australia news

Low and middle-income earners have emerged as the biggest winners from the government’s planned tax cuts, with a dual-income family potentially saving $1,000 a year on their annual tax bill. The measure is part of a three-point plan to overhaul the Australian tax system, with the government flagging its plans …

Healthcare, roads and biosecurity major regional winners in 2018 Federal Budget – ABC Rural

Healthcare, roads and biosecurity major regional winners in 2018 Federal Budget – ABC Rural

A focus on improving road and rail transport, better access to health services and strengthening agricultural exports are key budget measures targeted at regional Australians. But with poor connectivity in so many rural places, the number one item on many budget wish-lists, better telecommunications access, has gone unanswered. “In addition …

Federal Government and Labor strike deal on future of Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Federal Government and Labor strike deal on future of Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Updated May 07, 2018 18:58:47 The Federal Government has struck a deal with Labor to ensure the Murray-Darling Basin Plan remains intact, easing concerns it was about to crumble without political support. The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) wants to return less water to the environment in the southern basin, saying …

Federal Government to unveil tax cuts worth $10 a week for low and middle-income earners – Budget 2018

Federal Government to unveil tax cuts worth $10 a week for low and middle-income earners – Budget 2018

Updated May 07, 2018 19:40:36 Low and middle-income earners will get tax cuts worth up to $10.50 a week in tomorrow’s budget. The ABC understands that while the measure will start on July 1, the tax break will come in the form of a bigger end-of-year tax rebate. The tax …

Federal Government and Labor strike deal on future of Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Federal Government and Labor strike deal on future of Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Posted May 07, 2018 17:56:14 Photo: Nationals MP David Littleproud has praised the NSW government’s action. (ABC News: Jed Cooper) The Federal Government has struck a deal with Labor to ensure the Murray-Darling Basin Plan remains intact. The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) wants to return less water to the environment …