John McRoberts trial: Police commissioner’s strategy ‘seemed reasonable’ to minister, court hears

John McRoberts trial: Police commissioner’s strategy ‘seemed reasonable’ to minister, court hears

Posted May 15, 2018 21:00:31 Photo: Former NT health minister Robyn Lambley has started giving evidence at the trial. (ABC News: Ian Redfearn) It seemed reasonable to give travel agents suspected of defrauding the NT Health Department a chance to “make amends” and pay money back, former Northern Territory health …

What is Labor’s economic strategy in response to this week’s budget? – Australian politics live podcast | Australia news

Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen joins Guardian Australia political editor Katharine Murphy to discuss Labor’s take on the budget, economic growth, the siege mentality developing in the business community, and whether he has aspirations for party leadership • Interview: ‘Unfinished business’: Chris Bowen on why his current goal stops at treasurer …

Peter Costello criticises Coalition budget strategy and calls for income tax cuts | Australia news

The former Liberal treasurer Peter Costello says the Turnbull government ought to consider giving tax cuts to the “forgotten people” in Australia who earn around $100,000 and $200,000, saying they haven’t had a tax cut in a decade. He also warned the Coalition government would probably fail to reduce Australia’s …

John McRoberts trial: fraud squad boss opposed travel agent ‘debt collection’ strategy, court hears

John McRoberts trial: fraud squad boss opposed travel agent ‘debt collection’ strategy, court hears

Updated April 30, 2018 21:28:23 Photo: Former NT Police commissioner John McRoberts (right) is accused of trying to deflect an investigation. (ABC News: Felicity James) The police officer in charge of the Northern Territory’s fraud squad raised concerns a civil “debt collection” strategy for travel agents suspected of fraud was …

Tasmanian strategy to combat flu season ‘best ever’, Health Minister says

Tasmanian strategy to combat flu season ‘best ever’, Health Minister says

Updated April 26, 2018 14:33:47 Tasmania will be the most prepared it ever has been for the impending flu season, the state’s Health Minister says. The plan to deal with flu and other winter illnesses unveiled by Michael Ferguson includes using casual staff and maximising hospital bed capacity. Last year’s …

Malcolm Turnbull’s Newspoll strategy backfired, making him a bigger target

Malcolm Turnbull’s Newspoll strategy backfired, making him a bigger target

Posted April 10, 2018 10:02:42 Video: Malcolm Turnbull speaking about the latest Newspoll loss. (ABC News) Barnaby Joyce, a National, hasn’t a vote for the Liberal leadership. But he’s a man of opinions and now he’s on the backbench there are no restraints on his expressing them. On Monday night, …

Brisbane risking $270m in ratepayer funds with secretive investment strategy, economist warns

Brisbane risking $270m in ratepayer funds with secretive investment strategy, economist warns

Updated March 20, 2018 07:25:46 Photo: The City of Brisbane Investment Corporation’s focus on property investment has raised concerns. (ABC News: Tim Swanston) There are growing concerns that Brisbane City Council’s investment arm is risking $270 million of ratepayer funds with an investment strategy kept at arm’s length from the …