Shorten Introduces Superannuation Boost For Women to End Gender Disparity

Women on maternity leave will receive a boost to close the gender gap with a financial boost if Labor wins the next federal election. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten unveiled a $400 million package to increase payments to women on Wednesday, claiming Labor would ensure economic security for women an election issue. “One of the reasons…

Morrison Dumps Plans to Increase Pension Age

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has scrapped Liberal party plans to raise the retirement age to 70. Mr Morrison made the announcement he had dumped the commitment on Wednesday, even though the party had been trying to raise the pension age from 67. “Next week, cabinet will be ratifying a decision to reverse taking the pension…

Shorten Pledges to Enshrine GST Floor into Law for WA

Federal Labor Leader Bill Shorten will bring GST reform into law, promising to legislate it if he is elected at the next federal election. The opposition leader will commit to enshrining in law 75c GST floor for the state within 100 days of being elected, making the promise while campaigning in Perth on Wednesday. Mr…

Anning Advisor Steps Down Over Senator’s “Final Solution” Speech

An advisor to Fraser Anning has quit following the Queensland senator’s speech that had linked Australia’s Muslim immigration to the Nazi’s often-used term “final solution”. Richard Mcgilvray stepped down just hours after the speech and condemned the Katter Australia Party senator’s speech in post on LinkedIn, claiming he had no knowledge of the senator’s plans…

EXPERT ANALYSIS: National Energy Guarantee and the shift towards renewable energy

Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has recently hit out at Bill Shorten’s fully costed plan for a transition to renewable energy in Australia. The Opposition Leader’s plan includes a 50% federal renewable energy target, driving investments into renewables and injecting certainty back into the energy market. However, the Coalition has not released ANY economic modelling…

Opposition Actions on “Out of Control” Work Visas Could Damage Education Exports: Expert

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has faced backlash over his comments that temporary work visa numbers are “out of control”, with claims Australia’s education sector would be impacted if international student working rights were curbed. Migration lawyer Lily Chen said there will be a negative effect to the reputation of the education system if the…

Turnbull to Deliver National Apology to Institutional Sexual Abuse Victims

Malcolm Turnbull will deliver a national apology to survivors, victims and families of institutional child sexual abuse in October. The Federal Government made the announcement in Canberra on Wednesday that Mr Turnbull will say sorry on 22 October, revealing its formal reply to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse final report.…

Shorten Pledges $400 million to Boost WA’s GST Share

Federal Labor will continue to make up for Western Australia’s low GST share, promising to pump extra cash into the state. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten pledged an additional $400 million on Wednesday if he is elected, topping up the $1.6 billion Fair Share for WA Fund announced last year in an effort to raise WA’s…

Labor’s Colleen Yates Quits By-Election Race

By Lucas Da Paz Labor’s candidate for the Darling Range seat, Colleen Yates has resigned following doubts regarding her LinkedIn profile and education history. Colleen Yates campaigned for the seat of Darling Range by-election following the resignation of former Labor MP Barry Urban after he was found to have lied about his work experience and…