Plibersek criticises scrapped UK tax cuts and says Labor’s budget will look at ‘tough’ conditions

Australia’s environment minister, Tanya Plibersek, has criticised the UK’s scrapped tax cut plan for high income earners, and says any change to Labor government policy on stage-three tax cuts would consider the country’s “tough economic position”. The treasurer, Jim Chalmers,… Read More »Plibersek criticises scrapped UK tax cuts and says Labor’s budget will look at ‘tough’ conditions

Australians’ confidence in government integrity has increased since election, study finds

Confidence in the federal government across measures of leadership and integrity has rebounded since the election, with the new Albanese government recording a significant bounce in public support. Data from Swinburne University’s Australian Leadership Index, which tracks public perceptions of… Read More »Australians’ confidence in government integrity has increased since election, study finds

Majority of Australians back sound economic management over keeping promised tax cuts, survey suggests

Support for the stage three tax cuts remains low with the majority of Australians backing sound economic management over sticking to election promises, a new survey suggests. The research from the Australia Institute found that high-income earners were particularly likely… Read More »Majority of Australians back sound economic management over keeping promised tax cuts, survey suggests

‘Socialism sucks’ stickers on display as CPAC Australia stokes fears of Indigenous voice

Saturday’s CPAC conference in Sydney showed Australia’s political right is gearing up for a fight against the government’s proposed Indigenous voice to parliament – and highlighted the potential political perils of Anthony Albanese keeping many details of the constitutional change… Read More »‘Socialism sucks’ stickers on display as CPAC Australia stokes fears of Indigenous voice

Australia news live: Dan Tehan says anti-corruption body will be a ‘knackery’; national cabinet to review Covid isolation

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Australia news live: Optus contacting 14,900 customers with exposed Medicare ID, consumer watchdog warns petrol stations over price rises

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Refugee advocates ‘encouraged’ as Albanese government considers ways to reduce immigration detention backlog

The Albanese government is investigating alternatives to immigration detention, and considering the creation of a review panel to help clear the “intractable” caseload of people held for long periods. Refugee and asylum seeker stakeholders report that the immigration minister, Andrew… Read More »Refugee advocates ‘encouraged’ as Albanese government considers ways to reduce immigration detention backlog