Budget 2018: Scott Morrison rules out tax bill carve-up in face of Labor call for split vote – Budget 2018

Budget 2018: Scott Morrison rules out tax bill carve-up in face of Labor call for split vote – Budget 2018

Updated May 09, 2018 19:38:21 Low and middle-income earners could miss out on tax cuts outlined in the federal budget, with a political fight already brewing over which Australians deserve to keep more money in their pockets. Key points: Treasurer Scott Morrison says his plan to cut taxes will only …

Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Make or break decision to come with crucial vote in Senate next week

Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Make or break decision to come with crucial vote in Senate next week

Posted May 03, 2018 14:08:16 The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is urging senators not to make life harder for irrigation communities when they consider a controversial motion next week. Returning water to the environment has cut irrigated agriculture by up to a third in some areas of the Southern Basin, …

Malcolm Turnbull set to announce major transport package in WA vote war

Malcolm Turnbull set to announce major transport package in WA vote war

Posted April 27, 2018 08:54:00 The Turnbull Government will dramatically escalate a bidding war for WA votes, with the Prime Minister set to announce a multi-billion-dollar funding package, headlined by $500 million for the proposed Ellenbrook train line. Malcolm Turnbull will also make substantial funding commitments to other aspects of …

Victorian MP Rachel Carling-Jenkins denies chucking a sickie to avoid controversial vote

Victorian MP Rachel Carling-Jenkins denies chucking a sickie to avoid controversial vote

Posted April 09, 2018 16:13:40 Upper House MP for the Australian Conservatives, Rachel Carling-Jenkins, has rejected suggestions she deliberately avoided a vote on the Government’s controversial fire services bill. Dr Carling-Jenkins was absent from Parliament last week when the Upper House was debating the controversial bill to restructure the fire …

Murray Goulburn farmers vote in favour of selling to Canadian dairy giant Saputo – ABC Rural

Murray Goulburn farmers vote in favour of selling to Canadian dairy giant Saputo – ABC Rural

The once-mighty farmer-owned pillar of the Australian dairy industry, Murray Goulburn, has completed its demise after shareholders voted to sell it to Canadian dairy superpower, Saputo. An overwhelming majority of 98.16 per cent of proxy votes elected for the sale of Murray Goulburn’s assets, the main pillar of the four …

Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy unapologetic about Good Friday vote ‘deceit’

Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy unapologetic about Good Friday vote ‘deceit’

Updated April 03, 2018 16:47:54 Photo: Matthew Guy says he made the decision to call MPs back to the chamber. (AAP: Joe Castro) Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy is unrepentant about his party’s shock Good Friday tactic to defeat the Government’s fire services review, saying the tactic was “absolutely justified” …

Victorian Government’s fire bill voted down after paired Opposition MPs reappear for vote

Victorian Government’s fire bill voted down after paired Opposition MPs reappear for vote

Posted March 30, 2018 13:13:57 In stunning last-minute breach of parliamentary conventions, two Victorian Opposition MPs have helped to defeat the Andrews Government’s controversial fire services bill after a marathon Easter sitting. For the first time ever, the state’s Upper House sat on Good Friday while the Government sought to …

Senate won’t vote on tax cuts until at least next month, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says

Senate won’t vote on tax cuts until at least next month, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says

Updated March 27, 2018 19:01:12 The Senate will not vote on company tax cuts until at least next month. Finance Minister Mathias Cormann told the Upper House today the Government did not have enough support to pass the changes to cut the company tax rate to 25 per cent. Senator …

Egypt election: Why strongman Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is desperate for his people to vote

Egypt election: Why strongman Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is desperate for his people to vote

Posted March 26, 2018 08:34:07 Photo: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is facing no real competition in the eleciton. (AP: Nariman El-Mofty) Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has so effectively crushed opposition to his rule he has robbed today’s elections of the very legitimacy he hopes to win. It’s not …