April 2016

Published a story 29th Apr 2016 7:21 PM

TREASURER Scott Morrison has given a hint on the focus of his first budget.

Morrison hints budget is for those wanting to "get ahead"

TREASURER Scott Morrison has given a hint on the focus of his first budget.

Published a story 28th Apr 2016 7:03 PM

A NATIONAL integrity commission should focus only on investigating serious or systemic corruption, a prominent legal centre has urged a Senate committee.

National ICAC should be limited, experts urge Senate

A NATIONAL integrity commission should focus only on investigating serious or systemic corruption, a prominent legal centre has urged a Senate committee.

Published a story 27th Apr 2016 6:58 PM

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been challenged to a debate on housing tax policy by the author of a report he has claimed is “wrong”.

Turnbull called out on negative gearing comments

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been challenged to a debate on housing tax policy by the author of a report he has claimed is “wrong”.

Published a story 22nd Apr 2016 7:22 PM

FORMER inspector-general of the Australian Defence Force calls for establishment of a National Integrity Commission.

What a Federal corruption watchdog could look like

FORMER inspector-general of the Australian Defence Force calls for establishment of a National Integrity Commission.

Published a story 21st Apr 2016 7:32 PM

A new Minister will also be appointed to assist Turnbull on cyber security.

Government to spend $230 million on cyber security

A new Minister will also be appointed to assist Turnbull on cyber security.

Published a story 21st Apr 2016 6:59 PM

A recent study showed just 7% of the reef had been immune to the bleaching which scientists say was brought on by warm ocean temperatures.

Hunt under pressure over coral bleaching

A recent study showed just 7% of the reef had been immune to the bleaching which scientists say was brought on by warm ocean temperatures.

Published a story 19th Apr 2016 9:09 PM

A major LNG plants on Curtis Island has emitted thousands of tonnes of potentially toxic pollution in its first year of operation, new data has revealed

Expert ‘astounded’ at LNG plant emissions

A major LNG plants on Curtis Island has emitted thousands of tonnes of potentially toxic pollution in its first year of operation, new data has revealed

Published a story 19th Apr 2016 9:07 PM

He's a Federal Senator with a past in handling Liberal Party donations, now Arthur Sinodinos' history will be examined by colleagues.

Sinodinos to testify over 'shadowy' LNP donations

He's a Federal Senator with a past in handling Liberal Party donations, now Arthur Sinodinos' history will be examined by colleagues.

Published a story 19th Apr 2016 5:20 PM

A spokesman for the company responsible said the level of pollution was expected.

New data out on gas plant's emissions after first year

A spokesman for the company responsible said the level of pollution was expected.

Published a story 18th Apr 2016 10:24 AM

A DOUBLE dissolution election in early July is being tipped as the most likely outcome of parliamentary sittings as senators gather.

Senators gather as Turnbull readies for election

A DOUBLE dissolution election in early July is being tipped as the most likely outcome of parliamentary sittings as senators gather.

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Daniel Burdon is APN Australian Regional Media's Canberra bureau reporter, covering federal parliament and politics. He was previously a rural and general news reporter at the Morning Bulletin in Rockhampton and worked in Alice Springs for the Centralian Advocate.