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RBA urges government to boost economy

RBA urges government to boost economy

Good morning, early birds. The Reserve Bank has called on the government to boost the struggling economy, and Labor is pursuing Senate amendments to the Coalition's tax cuts after supporting them in the lower house. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Will the government’s tax cuts backfire?

Will the government’s tax cuts backfire?

Crikey readers discuss the government's three stage tax cuts, Kerry O'Brien's call to arms and the Coalition's 'mandate'.

How good is a mandate?

How good is a mandate?

The government has been quick to lean on 'the will of the people' when pressing Labor to greenlight new policies. But does it actually mean anything?

Coalition to renew push for tax support

Coalition to renew push for tax support

Good morning, early birds. The Coalition is set to push for support for its tax cut package ahead of the Senate's first sitting day tomorrow, and Kerry O'Brien makes an impassioned call to action during his Logie Hall of Fame induction. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Congratulations, Australia: you played yourself

Congratulations, Australia: you played yourself

Crikey readers discuss the government's economic non-platform, the threat of mining to Queensland and Australia's privacy laws.

Labor stands firm on tax cuts

Labor stands firm on tax cuts

Good morning, early birds. Labor has refused to support the contentious third stage of the government's $158 billion tax cut package, and the ABC and News Corp gear up to to challenge recent AFP raids in court. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Labor set to back tax plan

Labor set to back tax plan

Good morning, early birds. Labor is reportedly ready to back all three stages of the government's tax plan, and Home Affairs' war on medivac takes a toll on senate relationships. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Wages will not rise under the Coalition

Wages will not rise under the Coalition

Crikey readers discuss the economic downturn, the state of the Senate and school funding

The bad optics of pollie pay rises amidst so many broken promises

The bad optics of pollie pay rises amidst so many broken promises

The problem with Australian pollie pay rises is not the dollars, it's the sense.

Labor’s religious problem isn’t going away any time soon

Labor’s religious problem isn’t going away any time soon

The number of religious Australians may be in decline, but it won't help Labor much in the short term.