Politics Live: May 14, 2014
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Those who gain and those who feel the pain of Treasurer Joe Hockey's budget
Treasurer Joe Hockey describes this as ''the budget that gets on with the job'' of repairing a budget which was otherwise headed towards the rocks.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey are defending accusations of untrustworthiness, saying their first budget was “fundamentally honest” and drafted in good faith.
Labor has accused the Abbott government of daring the states to push for an increase in the GST after Treasurer Joe Hockey revealed in the budget that the states would be stripped of billions of dollars of funding for health and education.
The federal government will rip $80 billion from schools and public hospitals in the next decade, as Commonwealth spending earmarked for the states and territories is slashed due to the rejigging of indexation arrangements and the abandonment of guarantees for public hospital funding.
Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has sweated his way through his first post-Budget interview.
Young people wishing to sign onto the dole will be forced to wait six months before they receive a cent of government money, after which they will have to work for the dole for another six months before either getting a job, or getting cut off again for another six months.
I give Joe Hockey's first budgetary exam a distinction on management of the macro economy, a credit on micro-economic reform and a fail on fairness.
Aid groups say the region’s poorest and most vulnerable people are shouldering a major share of the Abbott’s government’s slash-and-burn budget cuts.
The federal government's talk of a budget emergency is a farce to justify breaking election commitments about public health and education, member for Perth Alannah MacTiernan says.
About 500 public service jobs will be cut at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in the next 13 months, DFAT bosses have warned.
Clive Palmer has been criticised for his tardy record of attendance in Parliament.
Former environment minister Peter Garrett was "gutted" by home insulation program death.