Malcolm Turnbull gets the finger for committing the ultimate Aussie pub sin | Australia news

Did Malcolm Turnbull commit the ultimate Aussie pub sin and jump the queue? One (intoxicated) Brisbane man certainly thought so, and allegedly unleashed a torrent of abuse – and the finger – at the prime minister and his companions, at a politics-at-the-pub event in Brisbane’s eastern suburbs on Thursday night. …

Cold reception for PM Turnbull during Cradle Mountain visit ahead of Braddon by-election

Cold reception for PM Turnbull during Cradle Mountain visit ahead of Braddon by-election

Updated May 16, 2018 14:46:21 A $30 million gift to Tasmania has been “under discussion for quite some time” and is not pork barrelling ahead of a by-election, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said. Mr Turnbull has made a flying visit to the hotly contested Tasmanian electorate of Braddon in …

Battle for Braddon heats up as Turnbull comes to Tasmania bearing gifts

Battle for Braddon heats up as Turnbull comes to Tasmania bearing gifts

Updated May 16, 2018 06:04:51 Photo: Turnbull will be offering to put $30 million towards the Cradle Mountain upgrade. (ABC News: Shaun Kingma) The battle for the Braddon by-election is about to heat up, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull making a flying visit to the hotly contested Tasmanian electorate today. …

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 …

Budget 2018: Malcolm Turnbull begins the hard sell – politics live | Australia news

Scott Morrison and Malcolm Turnbull have been out and about since the crack of dawn selling their message – they are very happy with the budget and think you should be too. “The economic plan is to deliver strong economic growth. That’s the plan we’re working on, and what that …

Budget 2018: Biggest challenge for Malcolm Turnbull was nailing the pitch in two-thirds the time – Budget 2018

Budget 2018: Biggest challenge for Malcolm Turnbull was nailing the pitch in two-thirds the time – Budget 2018

Updated May 08, 2018 20:15:43 Photo: Treasurer Scott Morrison may well need to reach for the Santa suit yet, writes Andrew Probyn. (ABC News: Matt Roberts) Peter Costello’s theory for economic battle came in three chapters — do the hard stuff in the first year, bed it down in the …

Turnbull Government announces review into fuel security as emergency stocks dwindle

Turnbull Government announces review into fuel security as emergency stocks dwindle

Posted May 07, 2018 10:13:44 Photo: Australia will review its fuel security amid reports the country has less than 50 days fuel remaining. (Supplied: ExxonMobil) The Turnbull Government has announced a review into Australia’s fuel reserves amid fears the country has just days of emergency stocks remaining. Federal Energy Minister …

Why is Kevin Rudd using Chinese social media to criticise Malcolm Turnbull in Mandarin? – China power

Why is Kevin Rudd using Chinese social media to criticise Malcolm Turnbull in Mandarin? – China power

Posted May 05, 2018 06:00:42 Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has taken to popular Chinese social media site Weibo to criticise Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s “paranoid and all over the place” policies towards Beijing, as well as muse about various other China-related issues. Key points: Kevin Rudd says Mr Turnbull’s …

Malcolm Turnbull announces sweeping ‘health check’ into federal public service

Malcolm Turnbull announces sweeping ‘health check’ into federal public service

Posted May 04, 2018 18:24:25 Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced a sweeping review of the federal public service to ensure it is capable of providing quality advice while being apolitical. Key points: Review will examine performance management, staff support and staff digital skills Turnbull says hasn’t been significant review …