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Government stands firm on tax cuts

Government stands firm on tax cuts

Good morning, early birds. The government is remaining defiant on its proposed tax cut package despite demands from the crossbench, and Adani's controversial coal mine heads towards construction. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Why the Coalition’s $20b tax cuts won’t save the economy

Why the Coalition’s $20b tax cuts won’t save the economy

Even with Labor's incoming support, the government's plan to give tax cuts to the wealthy won't prop up a lagging economy beset by poor growth and stagnant wages.

AFP to front parliamentary committee over raids

AFP to front parliamentary committee over raids

Good morning, early birds. Politicians have called for greater powers protecting the freedom of the press, and Labor is reconsidering its opposition to the Coalition's tax cuts. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Morrison’s tax mandate hits a snag in the senate

Morrison’s tax mandate hits a snag in the senate

Good morning, early birds. The Coalition's plan for a quick passing of tax cuts has been challenged by senate crossbenchers, and Scott Morrison calls for an end to "nastiness" in politics in his first televised interview. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Coalition’s higher income tax cuts to cost country $30b

Coalition’s higher income tax cuts to cost country $30b

Good morning, early birds. The Coalition's proposed flat tax rate for middle to higher income workers may push the budget back into deficit, and a disability royal commissioner is called to step down for potential conflicts of interest. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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.

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.

How do Frydenberg’s much-vaunted tax cuts work?

How do Frydenberg’s much-vaunted tax cuts work?

The Coalition has tried a couple of sneaky manoeuvres in bigging up its tax cuts in the 2019 budget.

Budget to bring tax relief to low, middle income earners

Budget to bring tax relief to low, middle income earners

Good morning, early birds. The Coalition is set to bring forward tax relief as part of today's federal budget, and records contradict Home Affairs' claims on Papua New Guinea security contracts. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.