Politics Live: May 15, 2014
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Former prime minister Kevin Rudd was unable to correct a ''devastating truncation'' of the truth about the home insulation program because his cabinet deliberations had been censored under cabinet secrecy provisions, his lawyer told an inquiry late on Wednesday.
Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has succeeded in his extraordinary bid to reveal Cabinet secrets about his government's failed home insulation program, after the Commonwealth backed down on its gag.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says Prime Minister Tony Abbott will not be brave enough to call a double dissolution election if the Senate refuses to pass the government's budget bills.
The Rudd government cabinet was told the home insulation program was "on track" just one day before the death of the first installer, it has been revealed.
Former prime minister Kevin Rudd says he accepts "ultimate responsibility" for the "deep tragedy" that was his government's failed home insulation scheme linked to the deaths of four young installers.
One question was engrossing social media on Thursday morning: was Bill Shorten called a "grub", or a "c***?"
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten slams the government's cuts to health, welfare and education in his budget reply speech and says Labor is ready for an election.
The budget dominates Thursday's question time, as Labor highlights broken promises and the government attempts to deflect criticism.
Key elements of the Abbott government’s economic strategy have been thrown into chaos after Bill Shorten declared its first budget a document based on lies and committed the Labor opposition to combine with the Greens in the Senate to block them.