Julie Collins, Katie Gallagher: Overhaul of Commonwealth Procurement Rules

Under a major change, up to $14b will be spent on helping small and medium businesses struggling with mounting costs to bounce back from Covid-19. The rules governing Commonwealth spending will be changed to double the opportunities for small and medium business from Friday. Under major changes to procurement rules, up to 20 percent of … Read more

Census 2021: Millennials catch up to Baby Boomers

There’s been a few major changes in Australia’s population over the last five years, according to the latest Census data. There are just as many Millennials as there are Boomers in Australia, after the country’s population grew by two million people over the last five years. The 2021 Census has revealed that, within a very … Read more

G20: Mark Butler, Jim Chalmers commits to pandemic preparedness fund at World Bank

Australia will play a key role in arming the world against the impacts of future pandemics like Covid-19. Here’s how. Australia has joined a host of other countries in committing to funding to protect against the impact of future pandemics. At the G20 joint finance and health ministers’ meeting overnight, Health Minister Mark Butler and … Read more

Amanda RIshworth: 1.4 million Australian families to receive increase to family tax benefit

Millions of Aussies are set for a cash boost to combat the soaring cost of fuel, groceries and power bills. Find out if you’re eligible. More than 1.4 million Australian families will receive up to $255 extra each year in family payments as the government seeks to cushion the blow of the rising cost of … Read more

Adam Bandt: Greens will be ‘constructive’ on Labor’s planned 2030 target

The Greens will approach debate about the legislation of a 2030 target ‘in good faith’ and hinted they could support one major party’s target. The Greens are prepared to bend to Labor’s 43 percent 2030 emissions reduction target to ensure some level of climate action is taken and legislated. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has said … Read more

ANU: Age, education and city key to Labor’s win at election

A comprehensive breakdown of voters at last month’s election has revealed who turned away from the Coalition and delivered Labor the win. Labor’s win at last month’s election ultimately came down to education and age, a comprehensive new study has revealed. According to new analysis from the Australian National University, age and education were the … Read more

Matt Kean, Dominic Perrottet announce shared equity scheme

Frontline workers and older singles will need to save up less to buy their first home, thanks to a new scheme announced by the NSW government. Single parents and older singles, as well as frontline workers like teachers, nurses and police will be able to buy their home with just a two per cent deposit … Read more

Angus Taylor: energy crisis not Morrison government’s fault

Despite being at the helm of Australia’s energy market for a decade, the former government says the current crisis is not their fault. The former government minister responsible for energy and industry has stopped short of taking responsibility for the energy crisis threatening eastern Australia. The east coast has dodged blackouts this weekend after a … Read more

NSW weather: Bondi beach goers flee from massive wave

Wild weather is battering the NSW coastline. One massive wave caught Bondi locals by surprise and forced them to flee. The entire NSW coast line is being battered by severe surf and wild weather. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a hazardous surf warning for the entire state – from Byron Bay in the north … Read more

Barnaby Joyce urges caution after Richard Marles breaks silence with Beijing

For the first time in more than two years, an Australian minister has spoken with their Chinese counterpart – but Barnaby Joyce is urging caution. Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has urged caution after Australia’s first ministerial contact with China in more than two years. His successor, Defense Minister Richard Marles, had a “frank” … Read more