20 May 2024
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Politics

Are winning teal candidates the playthings of billionaires?

We don’t want our politicians to be playthings of billionaires and billion-dollar companies and the Albanese government is acting to curtail this US-style campaign funding.

What happened to Albo’s pre-election speech about a new Labor party?

Before the election, a would-be PM Albanese painted a picture of a future Labor government, where he paralleled it with the days of Bob Hawke and Paul Keating.

5 Things you need to know today

New UK PM but same problem, Powell undermines stock market positivity, husband hides $46.7 million lottery win and more!

5 Things you need to know today

Will climate crusader Mike Cannon-Brookes turn out our lights?, stocks to slide ahead of Friday's crucial jobs report, house price falls could be bigger than expected and more!

Dr. Phil’s scare campaign could haunt Treasurer Chalmers

On Tuesday at a Business Sydney breakfast the Treasurer unsettled the business audience with his defence of Labor’s new industrial relations bill, which looks like it will be inflationary.

Albo's wage world not seen as excellent to bosses

It’s ‘back to the future’ with compulsory multi-employer bargaining at the core of Labor’s new industrial relations bill. And employers are saying “not happy Albo, not happy.

Lidia Thorpe's latest example of Senate’s unrepresentative swill

When then Prime Minister Paul Keating in November 1992 coined the famous description of the Australian Senate as “unrepresentative swill” he would not have had then nineteen-years-old Lidia Thorpe in mind.

Senate reform and the size of Parliament

Virtually unnoticed by the general public, the 47th Parliament in Canberra has set up a Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (JSCEM) which is examining the conduct of the 2022 federal election.

Biden’s presidency still going well

Overall, the mid-term elections should be quite a good result for Biden and one man he could thank is Trump himself.

Has Labor benefited from ScoMo's better-than-expected budgeting?

ScoMo might’ve had many issues, but it seems managing a budget deficit wasn’t one of them!

Why I am a Monarchist

When the next vote for a republic is put to the Australian people, I predict it will go down more heavily than it did in 1999.

Cook and Higgins: A study in contrast

I predict Scott Morrison to resign from politics, with the first by-election for the 47th Parliament to occur in the second half of 2023.

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