Anthony Albanese attacked for not yet releasing Labor’s policy costings – as he says he will wait until Liberal campaign launch

The Coalition has attacked Anthony Albanese for holding off on the release of his party’s policy costings, accusing Labor of “seeking to hide the full extent of their spending”.  Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has come under renewed attack over Labor’s decision to hold off on the release of its policy costings until the final week … Read more

Leaders’ debate: Albanese wins final debate, Morrison confirms Tudge will re-enter cabinet if re-elected

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese won the third and final leaders’ debate on Wednesday night, which saw he and Prime Minister Scott Morrison cover a number of well-trodden issues. Key points: Cost of living, wages and an integrity commission were all dominant themes Out of the 160 undecided voters, 54 per cent voted in favour of Mr … Read more

Federal election: Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese face off in final debate before election — as it happened

Here’s another question from The West Australian’s Lanai Scarr: Women are getting a stronger voice in particularly this election campaign. Looking forward, they want certainty, security and equality, especially in the workplace. Free childcare happened during the pandemic, you’ve both spoken about it tonight. Why can’t free childcare continue? Albanese: “We have a plan for more … 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

Seahawk helicopter detail renews defense focus as PM returns to marginal seat of Gilmore

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has returned to the marginal federal seat of Gilmore on the New South Wales South Coast to further detail a move to buy more Seahawk helicopters from the United States. Key points: Scott Morrison has provided detail on a previous government plan for new defense force helicopters The HMAS Albatross MH-60R … Read more

Today ratings: ABC host Michael Rowland’s sledge after smashing Channel 9 show

Popular ABC host Michael Rowland has taken a very subtle dig at his rivals’ expense after winning the breakfast TV ratings war. ABC star Michael Rowland has taken a subtle shot at his arch rivals after his program smashed Today in the latest ratings results. After more than 13 years, ABC News Breakfast – lead … Read more

Federal Election 2022: Nine’s leaders’ debate with Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese sees dire WA TV ratings

The Nine Network’s leaders’ debate descended into a shambles – but nationally 641,000 viewers tuned in. However, viewers in Perth were clearly turned off by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese slugging it out, with a paltry 39,000 viewers bothering to watch. It was crushed by 7NEWS Perth, which attracted 143,000 viewers … Read more

Prime Minister Scott Morrison doubles down on religious discrimination act | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Prime Minister Scott Morrison doubles down on religious discrimination act | ABC NewsABC News (Australia) Liberal MPs will cross the floor again to protect LGBT students if religious bill is revivedSydney Morning Herald ‘No evidence’ LGBTQI students are expelled from religious schools, Scott Morrison claimsPerthNow Prime Minister Scott Morrison says schools not expelling gay students, … Read more

Reserve Bank of Australia says real wages will not increase until next year

Workers hoping for a pay boost will have to wait until next year with the Reserve Bank of Australia revealing a grim prediction. Aussies hopeful of a pay boost will have to wait until next year before real wages improve. The Reserve Bank of Australia projects real wages will continue going backwards until December 2023. … Read more

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says schools not expelling gay students, doubles down on religious discrimination act

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says gay students are not being expelled from religious schools, doubling down on re-introducing the failed religious discrimination act (RDA) without extra protections for gay and transgender students. Key points: Mr Morrison said there is no evidence gay students are being expelled from religious schools He has blamed Labor for the … Read more