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Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

Anti-Semitism Claims Disrupt Potential Frydenberg Section 44 Challenge

2 min read

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg appears likely to avoid a High Court challenge to his eligibility to sit in Parliament, after his potential challengers feared they would be “branded as anti-Semitic.”

Politics

Politics

Josh Frydenberg's Supposedly 'Safe' Seat Is A Major Hotbed Of Political Activity

4 min read

ANALYSIS: Letters, robocalls, late night polls and billboards.

Politics

Politics

New First Homebuyers Deposit Scheme Announced At Liberal Launch

4 min read

Several Liberal Party figures skipped their party's election campaign launch, as the Prime Minister outlined a new policy to benefit first homebuyers.

Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford

Why Mark Twain Would LOL At The Liberals' Budget Number Crunching

5 min read

Mark Twain famously identified three kinds of mistruth: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Budget 2019

Budget 2019

Scott Morrison Has Already Backflipped On A Major Budget Promise After Just 12 Hours

2 min read

A key plank of the federal Budget has lasted just 12 hours before a major facelift, with the government caving in to extend a one-off energy payment to people on the Newstart welfare payment.

Views

Views

So-Called 'Fair Go' Budget Far Better For Rich Than Poor

4 min read

There was a little something for everyone in this scattergun election budget, but some groups got a far bigger serve from the Treasurer than others.

Budget 2019

Budget 2019

The 'Fake Surplus' Is All Anyone Can Talk About

2 min read

It didn't take long for budget night followers to point out the Federal Budget surplus forecast was just that -- a forecast.

Budget 2019

Budget 2019

Ants And Rain Gauges: The Quirkier Things Your Tax Dollars Will Be Spent On This Budget

3 min read

The federal Budget is in, and as we’re just weeks away from an election, it is naturally full of things voters usually want to hear about.

Budget 2019

Budget 2019

Huge Youth Mental Health Boost In Record Budget Medical Spend

3 min read

Nearly half a billion dollars will be poured into a pioneering youth mental health and suicide prevention project, as part of a large-scale federal investment in psychological wellbeing.

Budget 2019

Budget 2019

Christmas Island Gets $161 Million, Set To Close Again

2 min read

The government’s warnings that reopening the Christmas Island detention centre would cost billions have been proven to be a sham, with the budget allocating just a pittance to shutting the facility down again.

Budget 2019

Budget 2019

This Isn’t Just A Budget, It’s An Election Promise

5 min read

ANALYSIS: Scott Morrison is fighting for his political life with this Budget.

Politics

Politics

Federal Budget Should Spend Big On Poorest Aussies, Economist Recommends

2 min read

It’s time to splash some the of the lucky country’s wealth on our poorest citizens, according to one of the nation’s leading economists.

National

National

Concerns Aussie Households Will Be Shortchanged By Mortgage Broker Changes

5 min read

Mortgage brokers claim customers will pay more for their home loans if the government enacts a controversial change -- as they will be forced to pay a fee for the service that the big financial institutions used to bankroll.

National

National

How The Banking Royal Commission Will Change Our Financial System

5 min read

So you're worried about the impact of the banking royal commission findings? We got experts to weigh in on what you should do.

Views

Views

The Government's Embarrassing Public Spats Are Doing It In

5 min read

The deep cracks in the Liberal Party have barely been papered over in recent weeks but they're already widening again, with a number of embarrassing public spats between senior members of the team.

National

National

US-Style Confirmation Hearings For ABC Appointments, Under Senator's Proposal

2 min read

Candidates for positions on the ABC board would be subjected to US-style confirmation hearings under a proposal by a South Australian senator who wants to stamp out political interference.

Politics

Politics

Who Is Australia's New Treasurer Josh Frydenberg?

3 min read

Plus, he met former Treasurer Peter Costello for a coffee to get some advice.

Politics

Politics

The Bizarre Story Of How $444m Was Given To An Obscure Reef Group

4 min read

"Taxpayers’ money has been given away without process, probity or policy justification"