Federal Politics

James Massola

James Massola is chief political correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based at Parliament House

Malcolm Turnbull gets up close to National Heart Foundation mascot Have a Heart at Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital.

PM's Medicare levy rise push set to stall

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's proposed $7.8 billion Medicare levy rise looks set to stall in the Senate, with Labor, the Greens and the crossbench all flagging concerns about the hit to low-income earners.