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Government moves to put workers on more than $75,000 at the heart of a tax election
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Income tax

Government moves to put workers on more than $75,000 at the heart of a tax election

The battleground for the next election will centre on “middle-income” workers.

  • by David Crowe

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Wanted: Political pranksters who think 'all politicians are bastards'
Byelection

Wanted: Political pranksters who think 'all politicians are bastards'

A landmark study into how Aussies decide their vote wants to sign up "people who hate politics" and think "voting is a joke" ahead of two WA byelections.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Dangerous territory as households feel sting
Opinion
Opinion

Dangerous territory as households feel sting

Almost unnoticed, cost of living pressures have climbed back to the top of the political agenda, just like they did in 2007.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Brisbane MP believes voters don't want to risk 'chaos of Senate' with Bartlett
Greens

Brisbane MP believes voters don't want to risk 'chaos of Senate' with Bartlett

Trevor Evans believes voters are tired of the minor parties "flip-flopping" and Mr Bartlett's resignation "changes nothing" from his point of view.

  • by Toby Crockford
Make or (winter) break: Two weeks can be a crucial time in politics
Analysis

Make or (winter) break: Two weeks can be a crucial time in politics

Tax, more tax, and sheep. The final sitting before the long winter break looms as crucial to the electoral fortunes of Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten.

  • by Mark Kenny
Lessons for Katy Gallagher as she re-enters public life
Katy Gallagher

Lessons for Katy Gallagher as she re-enters public life

The former senator would do well to reflect on how she handled the citizenship crisis.

  • by The Canberra Times
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Turning away: Australian politics makes for poor entertainment
Opinion
Opinion

Turning away: Australian politics makes for poor entertainment

It is easy enough to understand any current short attention span, or desire, for people to look away from federal politics.

  • by Jack Waterford
Labor's national conference could cruel Bill Shorten's election pitch
Bill Shorten

Labor's national conference could cruel Bill Shorten's election pitch

Bill Shorten is about to face two crucial tests of his political mettle, failing at either one could dent Labor's high hopes for election victory.

  • by Mark Kenny
Home side will always kick with the wind
Opinion
Opinion

Home side will always kick with the wind

Turnbull’s best chance may be to grasp the nettle now.

  • by Jack Waterford
'This looks partisan': Labor fuming over super Saturday byelection date
Malcolm Turnbull

'This looks partisan': Labor fuming over super Saturday byelection date

Australia set for "super Saturday" byelections on July 28

  • by David Crowe
Family first: Labor candidate drops out after seat becomes Lib zone
Federal election

Family first: Labor candidate drops out after seat becomes Lib zone

Labor's hopes of winning a key Victorian federal seat, dented by proposed boundary changes, have been further damaged after their candidate decided not to stand, fearing the toll it would take on her young family.

  • by Benjamin Preiss