July 2015

Published a story 31st Jul 2015 12:37 PM

A HIGHLIGHTER by his side, Stuart McMillen is reading a book on the failings of Australian politics, taking meticulous notes with pen in hand.

Crowd-funded cartoonist drawing some Reddit love

A HIGHLIGHTER by his side, Stuart McMillen is reading a book on the failings of Australian politics, taking meticulous notes with pen in hand.

Published a story 23rd Jul 2015 5:57 PM

THE Prime Minister has given the strongest signal yet he wants changes to the GST, saying on Thursday he prefers that option to increasing the Medicare levy

PM indicates support for GST changes after leaders meeting

THE Prime Minister has given the strongest signal yet he wants changes to the GST, saying on Thursday he prefers that option to increasing the Medicare levy

Published a story 22nd Jul 2015 6:24 PM

LABOR has drawn a clear distinction between itself and the Coalition on climate policy ahead of the next election.

Labor announces ambitious renewable energy target plan

LABOR has drawn a clear distinction between itself and the Coalition on climate policy ahead of the next election.

Published a story 17th Jul 2015 6:51 PM

WORKERS and their employers across 26 industries, many of them in regional areas, could soon be able to negotiate time off in lieu of overtime pay.

It’s time off, or overtime, says Fair Work Australia

WORKERS and their employers across 26 industries, many of them in regional areas, could soon be able to negotiate time off in lieu of overtime pay.

Published a story 14th Jul 2015 6:48 PM

LOBBYISTS on both sides of the political debate over the Great Barrier Reef were grilled about funding sources during a parliamentary inquiry hearing.

Tax deductions help fund both sides of reef campaign

LOBBYISTS on both sides of the political debate over the Great Barrier Reef were grilled about funding sources during a parliamentary inquiry hearing.

Published a story 13th Jul 2015 5:18 PM

THE head of the nation’s first Royal Commission examining family violence hopes the inquiry will mark a “moment in time”.

Inquiry to mark a ‘moment in time’ on DV

THE head of the nation’s first Royal Commission examining family violence hopes the inquiry will mark a “moment in time”.

Published a story 7th Jul 2015 6:44 PM

FEDERAL politicians will be able to exceed caps on some of their office-related parliamentary entitlements under changes to the scheme.

MPs able to get around caps on office expense allowances

FEDERAL politicians will be able to exceed caps on some of their office-related parliamentary entitlements under changes to the scheme.

Published a story 6th Jul 2015 6:26 PM

QUEENSLAND may miss out on $57 million for homelessness services, while New South Wales is set to get $60 million under a new national agreement.

State Labor govts urged to sign Homlessness funds agreement

QUEENSLAND may miss out on $57 million for homelessness services, while New South Wales is set to get $60 million under a new national agreement.

Published a story 5th Jul 2015 2:21 PM

Flynn MP Ken O’Dowd says that $2100 he claimed at taxpayer’s expense to attend the Bledisloe Cup with his wife last year was “all above board”.

Federal MP says claim was all "above board"

Flynn MP Ken O’Dowd says that $2100 he claimed at taxpayer’s expense to attend the Bledisloe Cup with his wife last year was “all above board”.

Published a story 3rd Jul 2015 5:52 PM

THE Salvation Army has raised fresh concerns about the protections for up to 5000 Chinese working holidaymakers who will come to Australia under the new FTA.

Visa deal for Chinese could show globalisation 'dark side'

THE Salvation Army has raised fresh concerns about the protections for up to 5000 Chinese working holidaymakers who will come to Australia under the new FTA.

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