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Scott Morrison: recession not needed to make case for company tax cuts

Scott Morrison: recession not needed to make case for company tax cuts

Treasurer says he would prefer policy changes were accepted before economic emergency, but Labor blames shrinking growth on Coalition’s lack of strategyScott Morrison says he does not want to wait for
The Hawke-Keating agenda was Laborism, not neoliberalism, and is still a guiding light | Wayne Swan

The Hawke-Keating agenda was Laborism, not neoliberalism, and is still a guiding light | Wayne Swan

If centre-left parties wish to escape the poison of trickle-down policies, they should look to the real outcomes of policies implemented from 1983 onwardsLanguage in politics is a fraught business.

Avi Gabbay, the Israeli Labor Party’s Surging Threat to Benjamin Netanyahu

Bernard Avishai on the threat to Benjamin Netanyahu posed by Avi Gabbay, the new leader of Israel’s beleaguered Labor Party.
Inequality is real - and guess what? The electorate has noticed | Van Badham

Inequality is real - and guess what? The electorate has noticed | Van Badham

It doesn’t matter how slick the messaging or how outrageous the claims by the Liberals, reality has a habit of thumping discourse every time My colleague, Greg Jericho, is dead right. Bill Shorten’s
Socialism with a spine: the only 21st century alternative | John Quiggin

Socialism with a spine: the only 21st century alternative | John Quiggin

Soft neoliberalism has exhausted its appeal. The best progressive alternative is an explicit embrace of socialismSocialism is back, much to the chagrin of those who declared it dead and buried at the
Most Australians support Indigenous voice to parliament plan that Turnbull rejected

Most Australians support Indigenous voice to parliament plan that Turnbull rejected

OmniPoll survey finds 60.7% broadly support changing constitution to set up Indigenous body to advise the parliament Sixty per cent of Australians support a proposed model of Indigenous recognition
Unions want answers about alleged role of agency staffer in AWU raid leak

Unions want answers about alleged role of agency staffer in AWU raid leak

ACTU asks if Fair Work Ombudsman media officer is fit to continue in his job in light of new evidence about the raidsUnions have questioned why a media officer at the agency investigating the
Most voters believe NBN will fail to meet Australia's needs – Guardian Essential poll

Most voters believe NBN will fail to meet Australia's needs – Guardian Essential poll

Poll finds almost 40% blame Malcolm Turnbull’s government for problems with the national broadband networkMore than 50% of Australians believe the national broadband network will fail to meet the
Disendorsed Queensland MP says Palaszczuk ditched him when it suited her

Disendorsed Queensland MP says Palaszczuk ditched him when it suited her

Rick Williams says Labor party repeatedly talked him out of leaving for crossbench and premier gave him good feedback two months ago Disendorsed Queensland Labor MP Rick Williams has accused
Peter Dutton says detainees trying to force asylum policy change

Peter Dutton says detainees trying to force asylum policy change

Immigration minister accuses advocates and Greens of aiding 600 refugees and asylum seekers who refuse to leave Manus Island centreThe Australian immigration minister has accused detainees – “aided
'Now we are in the trenches': Queensland Labor and LNP face One Nation threat

'Now we are in the trenches': Queensland Labor and LNP face One Nation threat

Party insiders confess they don’t foresee either side getting a majority in the state election, which could leave One Nation as kingmakersQueenslanders have never made it easy on political parties.
Barnaby Joyce: 'Dopey' Liberal and Labor MPs let Nationals take citizenship rap

Barnaby Joyce: 'Dopey' Liberal and Labor MPs let Nationals take citizenship rap

Joyce urges all MPs concerned about citizenship status to refer themselves immediately to the high courtBarnaby Joyce has called on parliamentary colleagues concerned about their eligibility status to
Palaszczuk refutes claim report backs case for new coal-fired power

Palaszczuk refutes claim report backs case for new coal-fired power

Queensland premier refuses to be drawn on reports a Labor candidate said Carmichael coalmine would not proceedThe Palaszczuk government has refuted claims a secret report backed the case for a new
Labor runs its David against Goliath Barnaby Joyce in New England

Labor runs its David against Goliath Barnaby Joyce in New England

Labor has chosen local man David Ewings to take on the former deputy prime minister in the New England citizenship byelectionLabor will run David Ewings in the New England byelection, with the
Momentum builds for citizenship inquiry but MPs unclear on details

Momentum builds for citizenship inquiry but MPs unclear on details

Questions over Josh Frydenberg’s status and Stephen Parry’s late admission have raised calls ‘to rip the Band-Aid off’ the citizenship issue. The question is: can anyone figure out how?A citizenship
'He speaks for us': why Tamworth is oozing sympathy for Barnaby Joyce

'He speaks for us': why Tamworth is oozing sympathy for Barnaby Joyce

To most people of New England, the former deputy prime minister is seen as a victim of a system they feel alienated fromDon Baker trims Barnaby Joyce’s hair every now and then. When he’s not doing
Manus Island: Peter Dutton rejects MP's attack comparing him to 'a terrorist'

Manus Island: Peter Dutton rejects MP's attack comparing him to 'a terrorist'

Immigration minister says Adam Bandt’s comments say more about him and the Greens ‘than it does about me’Peter Dutton has brushed off an attack by a Greens MP that labelled him “a terrorist”, saying
Yes vote on top as marriage survey closes – Guardian Essential poll

Yes vote on top as marriage survey closes – Guardian Essential poll

In latest poll 64% of those who say they have voted report endorsing same-sex marriage, plus Labor maintains overall leadAustralia appears on track for a yes vote in the same-sex marriage postal
Citizenship fiasco could hit Coalition harder, Malcolm Turnbull acknowledges

Citizenship fiasco could hit Coalition harder, Malcolm Turnbull acknowledges

PM says eligibility questions could have consequences but he won’t say if John Alexander will be referred to high courtMalcolm Turnbull has acknowledged that the citizenship fiasco could ultimately
Bernardi wants law changed after AEC says disqualified MPs entitled to funding

Bernardi wants law changed after AEC says disqualified MPs entitled to funding

Electoral commission says funding does not need to repaid, even when candidates did not meet constitutional requirementsThe Australian Electoral Commission says politicians disqualified by the high