Labor commits almost $600,000 for new playgrounds in remote NT communities

By Vesh Arumugam, File Photo The Member for Lingiari, Warren Snowdon, today joined the Deputy Labor Leader, Tanya Plibersek, to announce that a Shorten Labor Government will commit $588,000 towards new playgrounds in remote communities in the Northern Territory. The playgrounds will be delivered by Children’s Ground, a not-for-profit organisation that works with First Nations…

Indigenous and low income students supported in Labor’s $500k uni commitment

New university programs will give Indigenous and low income household students a leg-up in a Labor education investment, if Bill Shorten wins the federal election. Federal Labor will commit more than $500,000 in Swinburne University’s programs through its $174 million commitment to boost equity in high education, in a bid to attract more Indigenous students…

Labor promises new library for Harrisdale

The Federal Opposition has made reading and learning a priority in WA with promise to building a new library in Harrisdale if it is elected at the federal election. Labor will provide $2.5 million for the library near the new Stockland Harrisdale Shopping Centre that will be operational by 2021, that will accommodate a wide…

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…

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…

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…

  What does the budget mean for young Oz’s?

By Vesh Arumugam It is safe to say that some things most affect the young Australians. Wage growth, housing prices and mental health could be some on the tip. In today’s Federal Budget, these things were covered and let’s see what they mean to the young Australians. Firstly, wage growth. Government forecasts colossal wage growth…

Federal Budget 2019-20 Forecasts Big Surplus Before Election Campaign

By Vesh Arumugam The ruling government has announced its federal budget for 2019-20 in its pre-election stint before major campaigns start tomorrow leading up to the Federal Election in May this year. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivered the 2019 budget earlier today at the Parliament in Canberra. The eyeballing moment of the budget that hit most…