Bill Shorten rebukes Pauline Hanson over threat to deny Labor preferences | Australia news

Pauline Hanson has told the Labor leader, Bill Shorten, she will not “flow preferences” to Labor in the looming Longman byelection, or federally, unless the ALP puts the Greens last on how-to-vote tickets. In response Shorten has accused the One Nation leader of “attempting to direct the preferences of Longman …

Turnbull, Shorten and the quest for the winning message | Katharine Murphy | Australia news

Many Liberals thought budget week was absolutely terrific for the government and Bill Shorten’s budget reply speech wasn’t much chop, but one sharp-eyed government MP made an acute observation. He felt the Labor leader used his big moment on Thursday night to speak directly to the people, while the government …

Bill Shorten gives Malcolm Turnbull a character-forming task on tax

Bill Shorten gives Malcolm Turnbull a character-forming task on tax

Posted May 11, 2018 09:31:00 All indications are that Malcolm Turnbull means what he says when he insists the election will be next year, but at the end of this week you could be forgiven for thinking the poll was next month. It was no surprise that the budget, the …

Bill Shorten offers bigger tax break than Government in budget reply

Bill Shorten offers bigger tax break than Government in budget reply

Updated May 10, 2018 20:02:53 Related Story: Find out if you’re a winner or a loser in this year’s budget Related Story: Tax cut wars! Surgeon vs nurse, solicitor vs social worker, chippy vs GP Federal Labor has used its budget reply to offer a bigger tax break than the …

Bill Shorten labelled ‘shifty’ as Labor questions the fairness of proposed tax cuts

Bill Shorten labelled ‘shifty’ as Labor questions the fairness of proposed tax cuts

Updated May 10, 2018 17:31:05 The Coalition has revived its “Kill Bill” strategy which aims to damage Labor leader Bill Shorten’s credibility. Key Points: Government revives strategy to attack Bill Shorten’s credibility Labor questions the fairness of the Government’s budget tax cuts Five by-elections looming Mr Shorten will deliver his …

Budget 2018: Bill Shorten to ramp up attack on Government’s tax cuts in reply speech – Budget 2018

Budget 2018: Bill Shorten to ramp up attack on Government’s tax cuts in reply speech – Budget 2018

Posted May 10, 2018 05:42:39 Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is expected to lay out his own plan for tax cuts tonight when he gives his budget reply speech in Canberra. Political debate has been intensifying over the Coalition’s plan to restructure the tax system, which was the centrepiece of …

GST reform for WA still remote, despite federal cash splash from Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten

GST reform for WA still remote, despite federal cash splash from Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten

Posted April 28, 2018 08:19:16 Related Story: WA vote war explodes as PM pledges multi-billion-dollar rail, road, hospital cash splash West Australians could be forgiven for thinking Christmas has come early. In the past few weeks the federal leaders of both major parties have been in WA splashing cash and …

Australian Tax Office: Shorten promises probe into alleged unethical tactics, toxic culture

Australian Tax Office: Shorten promises probe into alleged unethical tactics, toxic culture

Posted April 10, 2018 12:18:50 Photo: Bill Shorten said Labor would investigate the allegations when Federal Parliament returns in May. (AAP: Andrew Taylor ) Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says Labor will investigate reports that the Australian Tax Office (ATO) is pressuring employees to use heavy-handed debt collection tactics on small …

Tasmania gun laws: Bill Shorten calls on Prime Minister to stop changes

Tasmania gun laws: Bill Shorten calls on Prime Minister to stop changes

Posted March 25, 2018 00:03:02 Photo: Bill Shorten has asked Malcolm Turnbull to stop Tasmania from weakening its gun laws. (ABC News) Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has called on the Prime Minister to review proposed changes to Tasmania’s gun laws and consider intervening to stop them going ahead. “I ask …