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Labor has lured a desperate Coalition onto its battleground

Labor has lured a desperate Coalition onto its battleground

By aiming the budget at a list of political problems, the government has begun the election campaign fighting on Labor's preferred battleground of health, education and low income earners.

What if the budget tried to address our real economic problems?

What if the budget tried to address our real economic problems?

If budgets were about addressing actual economic problems, this one would be a failure — but not a total one.

Don’t go booking your high-speed train ticket to Geelong just yet

Don’t go booking your high-speed train ticket to Geelong just yet

The government used the budget to commit to a brave new world of "faster rail" but the money is nowhere to be found.

Fate of the economy lies in the hands of NSW voters

Fate of the economy lies in the hands of NSW voters

Voters in other states should cross their fingers and hope that Gladys Berejiklian's NSW Liberal Party is returned to government for the sake of the national economy.

Could high-speed rail be on the agenda this election?

Could high-speed rail be on the agenda this election?

High-speed rail is a tantalising pre-election option, but does it make any sense? Crikey does the maths.

Heatwave set to top records as Australia burns

Heatwave set to top records as Australia burns

Good morning, early birds. All-time temperature records are expected to be broken in parts of Australia as the heatwave rolls on, and Afterpay is reported to have access to confidential electoral roll data. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Cutting the migration rate won’t fix our infrastructure, but what will?

Cutting the migration rate won’t fix our infrastructure, but what will?

Crikey readers respond to the government's proposed migration rate "quick fix", and the call for independence by the ABC.

This is not how you fix an ‘immigration problem’

This is not how you fix an ‘immigration problem’

Immigration isn't merely about turning a tap of people on and off — it's an intersection of multiple policy failures across all three levels of government.

Scott Morrison announces $3 billion Pacific package

Scott Morrison announces $3 billion Pacific package

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has announced a $3 billion Pacific infrastructure funding package, the Democrats have scored a victory in the US midterms, and Victorian Labor plan 50% renewables by 2030. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Morrison backs Tesla-toting elites over ordinary motorists

Morrison backs Tesla-toting elites over ordinary motorists

By abandoning an inquiry into road pricing, Scott Morrison is siding with wealthy drivers who can afford to opt out of the current fuel excise system.