Labor leader Anthony Albanese outlines budget savings measures in National Press Club address

Labor government would significantly reduce funding pools for community and regional grants schemes as part of a budget-repair strategy, leader Anthony Albanese revealed during his National Press Club address. Key points: Anthony Albanese says Labor will cut uncommitted funding in the Community Development Grants Program by $350 million, and return the $400 million Regionalization Fund … Read more

Scott Morrison knocks child over during election campaign soccer match in Tasmania

Scott Morrison has joked the local Devonport football team could use him as a “bulldozer” for their new grandstand after knocking over a child during a mock match in Tasmania. The prime minister lost his footing, as seen in the video aboveand caught an under eights’ player on his way down during the kid’s soccer … Read more

Prime Minister Scott Morrison crashes into a child during soccer training in Tasmania on campaign trail

Both leaders are charging to the finish line of a six-week campaign, but the Prime Minister’s pledge to stop being a bulldozer might have come unstuck on Wednesday evening when he took part in junior soccer training in north-west Tasmania. Key points: Scott Morrison was in Tasmania to spruik a promise to upgrade the team’s … Read more

Morrison’s love of Murdoch has left ABC in the dust

Scott Morrison has shown an aversion to appearing in ABC interviews, preferring to be represented by the right-wing mainstream media, writes Jeremy Epstein. PRIME MINISTER Scott Morrison surprised the fine folks over at the national broadcaster recently by turning down their invitation for a pre-election debate with Labor Leader Anthony Albanese, instead choosing to have … Read more

Independents could usher in new democratic era, starting with Wentworth

Polls are showing a triumph within reach for Allegra Spender as the popularity of Independent candidates continues to grow, writes Professor Kerryn Phelps. THE PEN has dropped that Australian politics is NY a process of rapid evolution. A dramatic shift in voter sentiment has seen a third of Australians say they will vote for Independents, … Read more

Australia election: The ‘lucky country’ is facing a climate crisis test. The result will affect us all

Woodburn, Australia CNN  —  Ken Morrison has twice been up to his neck in water during climate disasters. The first time, in 2007, he was trapped in a pool with a towel over his head as wildfires ripped through Australia’s Hunter Valley, a wine-growing region about three hours’ drive north of Sydney. “The roar is … Read more

FIN is the real deal in fight for anti-corruption commission

While many parties, Labor included, promise a Federal ICAC, FIN is the only party truly committed to eradicating government corruption, writes Ross Jones. THE POLITICAL PARTY Federal ICAC Now (FIN) had its inception in the pages of Independent THEaustralia on 12 May 2020. Two years later, in May 2022, the Party is contesting above the … Read more

John Howard robocalls in federal election, hits streets of Kooyong

A former prime minister has been popping up across the country to rally support for Scott Morrison, and now he’s sliding into voters’ voicemails. Former prime minister John Howard has lent his voice to robocalls targeting vulnerable NSW Liberal seats, urging voters not to risk “disastrous” change. Mr Howard has kept a relatively low profile … Read more

Coalition remains non-committal on paid domestic violence leave after Fair Work Commission backs the entitlement for millions

The Coalition is remaining non-committal about legislating 10 days’ paid family and domestic violence leave for all workers, after the industrial umpire backed a union push to grant the entitlement to millions of Australians. Key points: Federal Attorney General and Industrial Relations Minister Michaelia Cash welcomed the interim decision She previously argued the entitlement could … Read more

Scott Morrison hits out at Penny Wong over housing policy ‘gamble’ as he takes a swipe at Labor for having ‘lost touch’

Scott Morrison has hit out at Penny Wong for her remarks on the Coalition’s housing policy as he said Labor has “lost touch completely with the aspirations and goals of Australian families”. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended his flagship housing affordability plan after Labor’s Penny Wong said he wanted Australians to “gamble” with their … Read more