Good morning, early birds. As calls for economic stimulus grow louder, so too do Josh Frydenberg's cries for surplus, and up north, Kumanjayi Walker's family is demanding justice. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
It's increasingly evident that we've reelected a PM and government who have delivered the slowest economic growth in a decade. Not that you'd know it from listening to them.
Good morning, early birds. Boris Johnson has suffered another series of defeats on Brexit, and the government announces a budget surplus despite the slowest growth rate since the GFC. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Good morning, early birds. UK Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to resign if party members support her Brexit deal, and Bill Shorten calls for the Coalition to sign a parliamentary racism "code of conduct". It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Good morning, early birds. Labor is set to announce its immigration election policy, including a lifting of Australia's refugee intake, and the Coalition expects a massive surplus in its budget projections. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
The opposition is now on a unity ticket with Labor on the budget -- and that's a win for sensible economic policy. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer analyse Tony Abbott's campaign launch speech.
The government has unveiled its pre-election mini-budget, aiming to raise revenue and cut spending to return to forecast by 2015-16. But it's going to be a painful journey.
Pollies of all stripes are backing away from promises of a surplus in the lead-up to the budget, plus other political views noted along the way.
Voters quite like Julia Gillard's decision to name the election date well in advance -- but they still don't want to vote for her, today's Essential Report finds.
The government's promise to return a surplus this year was silly and made little economic sense, writes economist Professor John Quiggin. There are much more important issues to debate.