Federal Labor promises $63m on anti-smoking, lung cancer action plan

The federal opposition has pledged to target smokers with a new campaign encouraging them to kick the habit, if it wins the federal election. Labor has revealed a plan to cut the smoking rate, with funding to tackle smoking and lung cancer. The $63.4 million plan will aim to reduce cancer cases across Australia, while…

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How did Bill Shorten’s budget reply speech appeal to young voters?

Bill Shorten’s budget reply speech slammed the government over announcements made in the federal budget. Fairer tax cuts and support for young people are amongst the commitments promised to be delivered if elected next month. Shorten announced bigger tax refunds for 3.6 million Australians, and a committed one billion dollars, for low income earners. “6.4…

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Bill Shorten promised bigger tax cuts in budget reply speech

Bill Shorten’s budget reply speech slammed the government over announcements made in the federal budget, and promised to deliver better commitments if elected next month. Mr Shorten said the same promises were made and broken, six years running, and still delivered the same Liberal budget… “The same void where an energy policy should be, the…

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Christmas Island Detention Centre to Re-Close Following Budget

Scott Morrison will close the Christmas Island detention centre, after revelations the revival of the centre will not be needed. Tuesday’s Federal Budget papers showed the Government planned to close the centre by July 1, despite announcing that the centre would reopen to prevent refugees from coming to the mainland. In February, the Prime Minister…

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