National Affairs

Chester wins from Nationals' rise

Nationals MP Darren Chester tipped to be surprise winner in Malcolm Turnbull’s ministerial reshuffle.

Shorten to rally troops at NSW conference

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Opposition Leader expected to whip up the party faithful at this weekend's NSW Labor conference.

Raid Future Fund 'at your peril'

Governments need financial ‘insulation’ when times are tough, says Future Fund chair Peter Costello.

3.6m households pay no net tax

Government to target working households receiving more in benefits than they pay in tax.

Labor’s hit on property investors

Bill Shorten to unveil plans to limit negative gearing, halve capital gains tax concessions.

MacTiernan to quit federal politics

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Labor MP won't recontest Perth seat at next election, doesn't rule out state politics.

Turnbull set to reshuffle ministry

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Barnaby Joyce to receive choice of portfolios amid frontbench shake-up.

Voters mixed on Joyce as deputy

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Poll shows even split between positive and negative opinions of Joyce in the role.

Joyce urged to reconsider coalition

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WA Nationals say alliance model would give more independence.

'Big-bang' tax reform gone

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The government has rejected mammoth tax reform that could deliver personal income tax cuts worth $30bn a year.

Joyce replaces Truss as Nationals boss

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Joyce elected in partyroom meeting, following Truss' decision to retire.

Expert backs Medicare outsource

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Former health department boss says outsourced payments 'could be good' if strict privacy maintained.

Chinese thought Robert meet was official

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PM accused of sacrificing ministerial standards as new details emerge on the meet.

PM in muddle over cabinet shuffle delay

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Malcolm Turnbull faces weeks of political instability as he weighs major frontbench changes.

$9bn 'boost' from GST lift: BCA

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Australia stands to gain a $9bn boost if leaders have the courage to embrace ‘transformational’ tax changes.

Reshuffle likely as Robb, Truss retire

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Trade minister formally announces decision to not contest next election.

Door opens to tax deal with Greens

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Scott Morrison has been offered a Senate deal on two of the leading options in the federal government’s tax reform plan.

Negative gearing next tax target

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The federal government is looking at ways to cap the use of negative gearing without harming average workers.

Power sale an option: Barnett

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WA Premier concedes he may need to consider the potential $15bn privatisation of the state's electricity poles and wires.

WA 'running out of options' to fix budget

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Premier says sale of Western Power could become an option if GST push proves fruitless.

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