Treasurer used government resources to help the pro-pokies lobby, say Greens

Treasurer used government resources to help the pro-pokies lobby, say Greens

Posted April 24, 2018 20:00:21 Photo: The campaign against Labor’s poker machine policy was launched by hotel industry representatives. (ABC News: David Hudspeth) The Tasmanian Greens have accused the Liberals of using government resources to help the gambling lobby fight an unfavourable report into poker machines in the months before …

WA unemployment rate hits 16-year high as business lobby laments ‘bad state of affairs’

WA unemployment rate hits 16-year high as business lobby laments ‘bad state of affairs’

Updated April 19, 2018 20:00:58 Western Australia’s unemployment rate has risen to its highest level in 16 years, in what analysts say is a result of restrictive retail trading hours and high payroll tax. New Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data shows, in seasonally adjusted terms, WA’s unemployment rate rose …

Gun theft doubled since 2007 as gun control lobby calls for regulation overhaul

Gun theft doubled since 2007 as gun control lobby calls for regulation overhaul

Posted April 09, 2018 05:04:57 Photo: NSW firearm squad commander Peter McErlain says there has been an increase in the theft of long arms from rural properties. (ABC News) The number of firearms stolen across Australia has almost doubled in the past decade, according to new figures. The data, obtained …

Coalition backbenchers unite to lobby for coal under banner of Monash Forum | Australia news

A group of 20 Coalition backbench MPs have put their name to a manifesto warning against the “demonisation” of coal, the Liberal MP Craig Kelly has revealed. Kelly – the chairman of the government’s backbench committee on the environment and energy – confirmed the existence of the Monash Forum, which …

A splash, an op-ed and a full-page ad: News Corp tabloid gives property lobby a megaphone | Weekly Beast | Media

On Wednesday the Courier-Mail’s front-page story, “A tax on all your houses”, trumpeted the Property Council’s campaign to reverse the Queensland Labor government’s imposition of a waste levy on properties worth more than $10m from 1 July. Annastacia Palaszczuk says the levy – which has been described as a Robin …