Macquarie Dictionary reveals Word of the Year is teal

The Macquarie Dictionary’s 2022 Word of the Year has been revealed and it might surprise you that it’s not a new word. Teal is defined as “a political candidate who holds generally ideologically moderate views but who supports strong action regarding environmental and climate action policies and the prioritising of integrity in politics”. Unlike most … Read more

Victoria state election 2022: Liberal seats most at risk

Liberal leader Matthew Guy is facing an impossible task to form government tonight in Victoria and one of his biggest problems is that he is likely to lose some inner metro seats despite likely gains in other places. According to political pollsters and strategists, the Liberal Party seats most at risk include Kew, Mornington and … Read more

Victoria state election: Undecided voters keep Daniel Andrews’ Labor on edge

Somewhere in the Victorian suburb of Sunshine this morning, there’s a pedestrian overpass with a large sign telling voters to dump ‘Stairman Dan’ when they vote today. It’s a reference, if you haven’t been following the down-and-dirty state election campaign, to the Premier breaking his back after slipping on two wooden steps at a holiday … Read more

Victorian election: Clive Palmer takes aim at Premier Daniel Andrews

Clive Palmer has taken aim at Premier Daniel Andrews just days before Victorians head for the polls. The former United Australia Party senator was in Melbourne ahead of the state’s election on Saturday, where he tallied reasons voters should act to change the government. “I think it means a lot to Australia as well as … Read more

Victorian election: What Matthew Guy win would mean for Australia, Liberal Party

An unlikely Coalition victory in Saturday’s Victorian election could breathe life into a Liberal Party trying to avoid being banned from government across mainland Australia, experts have told NCA NewsWire. On Saturday, Victorians will vote in their first state election since the pandemic and Melbourne’s record-breaking lockdown, with Opposition Leader Matthew Guy unexpectedly gaining ground … Read more

Victorian election 2022: Chaos in Dan Andrews, Matthew Guy contest

Victorians deserve better than what they are getting during a grubby election race that started as a contest of ideas and has descended into a slanging match where police have been forced to intervene. Politics is an ugly sport, but this is something entirely different. It is a distraction that insults voters and takes attention … Read more

‘Bachelor’s handbag’ finalist for Macquarie Dictionary’s 2022 Word of the Year

Australians have one week left to have their say before the Macquarie Dictionary People’s Choice Word of the Year is announced and there is certainly some out-of-the-box options. You may have heard Covid referred to as the spicy cougha celebrity with a famous parent labeled a nepo babyor the all-pink fashion trend inspired by Margot … Read more

Voice to Parliament: Anthony Albanese urged not to delay key election promise

Anthony Albanese has been warned not to drag the Voice to Parliament into his second term, as one of the key architects of the Uluru Statement from the Heart declares it is now or never. In an address to the National Press Club in Canberra, Indigenous leaders Megan Davis and Pat Anderson – who received … Read more

AEC: Allegra Spender receives money from Simon Holmes a Court, cost of teal election campaigns

A teal-coloured wave swept to power during the May election, and now it can be revealed how much money the independent candidates had behind them. The Australian Electoral Commission’s’ transparency register has published the financial disclosure returns for the 2022 federal election for non-party backed candidates. The register has revealed that Allegra Spender, who won … Read more

Budget October 2022: Economists warning as recession, inflation fears constrain fiscal policy

The federal government’s mini budget, to be announced on Tuesday, will be very different to the cash splash Australians enjoyed in March. International and domestic pressures mean that the next budget slated for October 25 will be a shadow affair as the new government tries to fulfill election promises while also clamping down on inflation. … Read more