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The government engineered a faltering economy — now it’s MIA

The government engineered a faltering economy — now it’s MIA

Josh Frydenberg says there are "domestic challenges" to economic growth. The main challenge is one he and his government has created, and it's smashing the economy.

Coalition to announce budget saving measures as Labor warns of cuts

Coalition to announce budget saving measures as Labor warns of cuts

Good morning, early birds. The government is set to announce a new slate of budget-saving measures in an effort to pay for its election promises, and tension boils in the Coalition as Liberals and Nationals vie for senate votes. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

The Libs’ campaign launch looks towards forgotten people

The Libs’ campaign launch looks towards forgotten people

Despite the protesters, the Coalition's election campaign launch was an attempted exercise in modesty. Whether that modesty is false remains to be seen.

Frydenberg perpetuates misleading claim about Labor’s franking credit policy

Frydenberg perpetuates misleading claim about Labor’s franking credit policy

It's now become an official "Fact Check Zombie", a misleading claim that refuses to die.

Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorean embassy

Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorean embassy

Good morning, early birds. Julian Assange has been arrested and faces potential extradition to the United States, revolution in Sudan has led to a military coup toppling a 30-year presidency, and the major parties have hit the ground running in the lead-up to the election. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Smoking is down but it’s still bringing in big bucks for the government

Smoking is down but it’s still bringing in big bucks for the government

Pulling in a budget surplus from tobacco excise has knock-on effects that need to be considered

Years of Coalition failure behind Adani panic

Years of Coalition failure behind Adani panic

The government's panic over the Adani Carmichael project is driven by five wasted years that have seen unemployment spike in Townsville and surrounding regions.

Arts and the budget: ad-hoc approach reflects Coalition’s misunderstanding of the sector

Arts and the budget: ad-hoc approach reflects Coalition’s misunderstanding of the sector

Despite a boost, this year's budget highlights the fact that the Morrison government lacks vision for our cultural sector.

The Liberals’ road to surplus was built on hard work – but whose?

The Liberals’ road to surplus was built on hard work – but whose?

Mathias Cormann has been crucial to the return to surplus forecast for next year. But so too has the Liberal Party's addiction to taxing Australians.

Tax cuts, a return to surplus mark 2019 budget

Tax cuts, a return to surplus mark 2019 budget

Good morning, early birds. Tax cuts and an expected return to surplus have marked last night's 2019 federal budget launch, while critics have pointed out significant gaps in foreign aid, ABC funding, Newstart and wages growth. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.