We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Coalition has tried a couple of sneaky manoeuvres in bigging up its tax cuts in the 2019 budget.
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.