National Affairs

Govt overdid the budget: Cormann

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Finance Minister says government was too ambitious, should've realised that sooner.

Woodside urged to get busy with Browse

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Redrawing of maritime boundaries has shifted Browse balance towards WA.

The great Chinese investment conundrum

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The government is stuck in bind when it comes to Chinese investment. Is their principal constituency the Australian electorate or the “international investment community”?

The true weakness of the economy has been revealed

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The Australian economy has been underperforming for more than a decade and it will take a lot more than a few rate cuts to turn it around.

Will the Trans-Pacific Partnership be a good deal for Australia?

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With negotiations at a critical stage and the potential ramifications for our economy so large, it is surprising how little public debate there has been concerning this trade deal.

The bursting of Australia's budget bubble

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Australia needs a long-term plan to restrain spending and reform the tax system, but it's not clear whether our national leaders are up to the job.

East West Link -- A letter to Daniel Andrews

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Enacting retrospective legislation to avoid contractual obligations will incur large direct and indirect costs to the state of Victoria and Australia as a whole.

East West Link lunacy threatens Australia's credit rating

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Tony Abbott must be ready to step in to ensure Victoria meets its obligations on the East West Link. If he doesn't, Australia's international reputation will take a big hit.

Shepherd urges action on privatisations

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Former BCA president says it's time for companies to stand up in support of asset sales.

Hockey confident on deficit cuts

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Treasurer to urge support for difficult savings as intergenerational report tips risk of $50bn deficits.

Aust Post reform needed: Turnbull

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Communications minister admits letters will take longer to arrive, cost more to send.

Govt orders sale of $39m mansion

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Hockey alleges illegal purchase by Chinese investors as foreign home buyer debate simmers.

PM admits govt overreached in budget

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Abbott says Hawke, Keating and Howard governments had more cooperative oppositions.

Turnbull says Abbott best for PM

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Touted leadership rival says the quality that matters most is support from party room.

Aust, Switzerland to target tax evasion

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Swiss ambassador invokes James Bond 'bad guys' amid global tax evasion battle.

Hodgman shelves budget axe in Tasmania

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Premier soothes worries of more cuts in State of the State speech to parliament.

Where will the residential construction boom go from here?

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Recent developments offer several clues as to how the residential construction boom will play out over the coming years.

PM confirms further Iraq deployment

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Australia will send about 300 more soldiers to Iraq, PM Tony Abbott confirms.

Govt dumps Medicare co-payment

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Tony Abbott dumps Medicare co-payment plan but it's unclear what will replace it.

Co-payment has no support: Frydenberg

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Abbott govt hints it will categorically dump controversial Medicare co-payment plan.

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