The Coalition have taken aim at Labor, projecting a huge tax hike. But putting this forward as an argument conveniently ignores the bigger issues with Australian taxation.
Good morning, early birds. The NSW energy minister has called the Coalition's approach to energy and climate policy "out of touch", and ICAC raids Labor offices over party donations and fundraising. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Good morning, early birds. The government is set to pass a wide-reaching encryption bill after a backflip from Labor, documents detail the secret Home Affairs body who determine medical transfers from Nauru and Manus, and the first conviction challenge is launched following the Lawyer X scandal. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
The opposition's cautious pragmatism has ultimately led them to vote for a bill they virulently oppose.
The Labor Party's support for the Trans Pacific Partnership in the face of overwhelming evidence and its own policy confirms that voters are right to be disgusted with the cynicism of the major parties.
Liberal MP for Chisholm Julia Banks' resignation citing bullying and intimidation this week has set off a domino effect. We asked two experienced female politicians how big the problem is, and what should be done.
We can see how major industries contributed to the political parties -- and how much the parties aren't telling us -- from new donations data.
Leaking against George Brandis ... Fred Nile's new chief of staff not a fan of women in politics ... GetUp targets No campaign doctor ...
The more stable and difficult to disrupt Australian politics is, the more that 24-hour news platforms have to manufacture an atmosphere of crisis, to create new hooks.