Scott Morrison ‘not contemplating’ quitting if he loses election, claims he can defy polls again and win a second term on Saturday

Scott Morrison ‘not contemplating’ quitting if he loses election, claims he can defy polls again and win a second term on Saturday

Prime Minister Scott Morrison claims he can defy national opinion polls and win Saturday’s federal election, saying Australians want him to be a “more inclusive” Prime Minister if he gets another term in power. Key points: Scott Morrison says he is not contemplating standing aside as party leader if the Coalition loses, and is “not contemplating … Read more

Julia Gillard endorses ACT Labor senator Katy Gallagher, saying parliament needs more ‘strong, experienced women’

Former prime minister Julia Gillard has taken the rare step of endorsing a candidate for an ACT Senate seat, backing Labor’s Katy Gallagher. Senator Gallagher currently holds one of the ACT’s two Senate seats, alongside Liberal senator Zed Seselja. But both are competing for re-election alongside political hopefuls from other parties, including high profile independent candidate David Pocock, prompting … Read more

Federal Labor and Liberal parties pledge additional funding for CIT accommodation, Canberra’s Home of Football

With only 10 days until Australians vote in the federal election, both the Liberal and Labor parties have promised a few extra million dollars in funding for the ACT, if they are successful at the poll. Key points: Federal Labor is promising $ 10 million for housing at-risk students at the CIT’s Woden campus The … Read more

Federal election: Scott Morrison suggests Australian wages will not increase for 18 months

Scott Morrison has suggested Australian workers won’t see a real wage increase for another 18 months. The Prime Minister was asked on Monday about the Reserve Bank’s prediction that pay will continue to be outpaced by inflation – preventing real wages growth – until the end of 2023. Mr Morrison indicated there was nothing the … Read more

We’re gunning for four Tory scalps in London, says Labor after local election

F our Conservative MPs in London were on Monday firmly in the general election sights of opposition parties after Labor secured its highest number of councilors in the city for more than 50 years. Sir Keir Starmer’s party saw gains which meant it now has more than 1,150 council seats in the capital, up from … Read more

We’re gunning for four Tory scalps in London, says Labor after local election

F our Conservative MPs in London were on Monday firmly in the general election sights of opposition parties after Labor secured its highest number of councilors in the city for more than 50 years. Sir Keir Starmer’s party saw gains which meant it now has more than 1,150 council seats in the capital, up from … Read more

Labor loses control of Croydon council as authority goes into no overall control

L abour has lost control of Croydon Council with the authority tipping into no overall control after a lengthy local elections count. Labor won 34 seats on the council, with the Conservatives close behind on 32 seats. The Green Party won two seats, and the Liberal Democrats one seat. The result was announced at 7.19pm … Read more

Federal Labor to fund Medicare urgent care clinics in Darwin and Alice Springs if elected

Federal Labor has promised to fund bulk-billed urgent care clinics in Darwin and Alice Springs and provide $ 10 million to purchase a second CareFlight rescue helicopter in the Northern Territory if elected in two weeks. Key points: Visits to the urgent care clinics would be bulk billed Labor said it wants to see the … Read more

London and UK local election 2022 results LIVE: Boris Johnson admits ‘tough night’ as Tories lose nearly 500 council seats

T he Prime Minister admitted it had been a “tough night” at the local elections as the Conservatives lost 481 council seats in England and saw London strongholds Westminster, Wandsworth and Barnet fall to Labor. The prime minister said he took full responsibility for the results as Sir Keir Starmer’s party prevailed in a series … Read more

London and UK local election 2022 results LIVE: Boris Johnson admits ‘tough night’ as Tories lose nearly 500 council seats

T he Prime Minister admitted it had been a “tough night” at the local elections as the Conservatives lost 467 council seats in England and saw London strongholds Westminster, Wandsworth and Barnet fall to Labor. The prime minister said he took full responsibility for the results as Sir Keir Starmer’s party prevailed in a series … Read more