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How long do people really stay on Newstart?

How long do people really stay on Newstart?

A common excuse for not increasing Newstart is that it is a 'transitional' payment for most recipients. Do those numbers add up?

The chaotic final days of the 45th parliament

The chaotic final days of the 45th parliament

Last minute appointments, messy estimates, and fast-tracking the Adani mine — Scott Morrison called the election this morning later than initially expected, following a frantic few days in Canberra.

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.

Outbreak of the wage wars leaves Coalition and its apologists flat-footed

Outbreak of the wage wars leaves Coalition and its apologists flat-footed

Wages growth has surged onto the election agenda and the Coalition and business are visibly at a loss about how to respond to Labor's offensive.

Is Treasury more politicised than ever? Don’t ask Mathias Cormann.

Is Treasury more politicised than ever? Don’t ask Mathias Cormann.

Labor went-in on supposed Treasury politicisation during Senate estimates last week. It didn't go as well as planned.

High hopes for a Coalition comeback bogged down in scandals

High hopes for a Coalition comeback bogged down in scandals

Labor may be stumbling on the latest asylum seeker issue but it had Coalition scandals handed to it on a silver platter throughout the week.

Who is Joe Hockey’s mate at the heart of the Helloworld scandal?

Who is Joe Hockey’s mate at the heart of the Helloworld scandal?

Helloworld CEO and Liberal Party treasurer Andrew Burnes was relatively unknown a few days ago. Now, not so much...

People aren’t just angry at this government. They are disgusted by it.

People aren’t just angry at this government. They are disgusted by it.

The sheer volume of waste, shonk and grift has left Australian voters with a sense of utter repulsion toward the Morrison government.

Joe Hockey helped Helloworld despite personal, financial ties

Joe Hockey helped Helloworld despite personal, financial ties

Good morning, early birds. Ambassador to the US and former federal treasurer Joe Hockey reportedly helped facilitate a meeting with Helloworld prior to it winning government tender, despite being a major shareholder in the travel company. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.