Tim Lester speaks with Joe Hockey who is adamant no new taxes will be introduced if the Coalition is elected.
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Jonathan Swan, Judith Ireland An Abbott government would dump the baby bonus entirely - even the reduced, means-tested payments proposed by Labor, shadow treasurer Joe Hockey has said.
A federal coalition government will face mounting pressure from Liberal states to increase the GST rate, Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury says.
Peter Martin In the face of enormous pressure to return the budget to surplus quickly, Wayne Swan has run the other way.
Michael Gordon and Daniel Hurst Tony Abbott will be asked to defend, discard or modify his promised generous paid parental leave scheme in the Coalition party room next week, amid growing internal concerns that it is no longer...
Peter Martin Deep concern about the high Australian dollar has driven the Reserve Bank to cut its cash rate to the lowest level on record, a cut quickly passed on by all but one of the big banks.
Peter Martin Deep concern about the high Australian dollar drove the Reserve Bank to cut its cash rate to the lowest level on record on Tuesday, a cut quickly passed on by all but one of the big banks.
Peter Martin Joe Hockey is wrong. The shadow treasurer said on Wednesday he did not see a national disability insurance scheme levy as 'the right solution in this environment'.
Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has played down any potential link between a Sydney sheik and the Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed in a shootout.
Mark Kenny Tony Abbott defends his role as a big spender when he was Health Minister in the Howard Government.
Peter Martin Gillard and Swan have tried everything else. Now they're trying honesty.
Ross Peake The CPSU will convene a ''council of war'' in Canberra on Thursday to plan a high-profile election year campaign.
Gareth Hutchens FEDERAL Treasury has conceded it has consistently inaccurately forecast government revenue by an average of $8 billion a year for the past two decades.
Gareth Hutchens Federal Treasury concedes it has inaccurately forecast government revenue for the past two decades.
Lenore Taylor THE coalition will consider compensating big companies that are part-way through expensive refits to reduce their carbon price liability when the carbon tax is abolished, according to shadow...
Judith Ireland The Coalition has hit back at Labor claims that families would pay higher income tax and lose payments worth thousands of dollars a year under an Abbott government, saying the ''reality is the...
Tony Wright Storms and floods can ruin lives and livelihoods as viciously and unexpectedly as events can swamp political careers.
Margaret Rice A DRAMATIC expansion of the Medicare rebate system for bariatric surgery is now one step closer, bringing the popular procedures within reach of all obese Australians, following a recent review by...
While Kevin Rudd was not the Labor caucus' cup of tea, a year ago the people voted his blend the winner of Twinings' Australian afternoon tea competition.