Carers received relatively little attention in the interim report of the Review of Australia’s Welfare System. This was despite early media reports that the Carer...
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has led the launch of a new parliamentary lobby group to advocate maintaining a well-resourced ABC.
The main body representing Indigenous Australians says its in need of financial support from the public after the federal government announced it would cease...

Abbott cold on budget ad campaign

The first coalition joint party room meeting since the budget has heard that voters would take a dim view to an advertising campaign.
Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke has slammed the government’s proposed cuts to education, describing them as 'horrendous' and 'short sighted in the extreme'.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has admitted the $7 Medicare co-payment announced in the federal budget is a new tax, but denied that it amounts to a broken promise under...
While the Senate is unlikely to block the appropriation bills and prevent the day-to-day running of services, the close scrutiny that other aspects of the budget...
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill says states and territories will cause the"maximum amount of political pain possible" for the Abbott government unless...
State and territory leaders will gather in Sydney on Sunday to discuss plans to fight federal budget cuts to schools and hospitals.
Coalition frontbenchers have faced angry student protests across the country in the wake of moves to deregulate university fees.
Given the delicate state of Australia’s macroeconomy, the cut in the stimulus will have some negative effect.
The message for universities from this budget is, “Fend for yourself.”
Despite government claims that the budget would be fair and all Australians would contribute to the “budget rescue job”, reality has not supported these claims....
Hockey’s language in his budget speech provided powerful pointers to the way he wants to portray government to voters. Government interferes. It regulates. It’s a...