“The Carbon Tax has just been repealed. This is great news for Australian families and for our nation’s small businesses,” PM Tony Abbott says.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s statement today on Australia’s deepening economic and defence ties with Japan.
Twelve new Senators will be sworn in on Monday 7 July resulting in an unprecedented eight crossbenchers. Whilst 25 per cent of the electorate did not vote for a major party, the non-major party senators took only 18 per cent of the seats.
Tributes continue to flow following the death of Ray Evans earlier in the week.
The Abbott Government’s plans for an Emissions Reduction Fund should be put on hold until a comprehensive inquiry has been held, South Australian Family First Senator-elect Bob Day says.
SA Liberal senator Cory Bernardi took some time out on Monday “to be a guest (sacrificial lamb) on ABC1’s Q&A program”. He says conservatives should not be reluctant to speak up.
Reports that the Abbott government is about to back down on the proposed repeal of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act are deeply concerning, the IPA’s Simon Breheny said today.
“Let’s remember the problem that the Government is trying to fix,” Prime Minister Tony Abbott said in a message today on “securing Australia’s economic future”.
By reducing Labor’s debt we can all share in the benefits of a stronger economy, more jobs, greater wealth and a better, brighter future for our country, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said today.
The best way to solve the Budget problem is to reduce taxes, not raise them, Family First senator-elect Bob Day and Liberal Democratic Party senator-elect David Leyonhjelm told ABC1’s Lateline.
In his pre-Budget message, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Tuesday’s Budget will be responsible and fair and help to build a stronger, more sustainable economy.
Abbott Government Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann today announced the publication of a 64-page Liberal Party booklet (available for download) that documents in detail Labor’s legacy.
Senator David Leyonhjelm and Senator Bob Day are celebrating an early win in the Senate today, torpedoing proposed tax hikes that would have cost most taxpayers $80 a year each from 1 July 2015.
“I welcome the Prime Minister’s invitation for the crossbench to put forward Budget savings in light of the other Budget measures the crossbench are opposing,” Senator Day said, “Here are three suggestions just to start with.”
Independent Contractors Australia (ICA) have organised a panel discussion with Senators Bob Day and David Leyonhjelm to help small business operators become aware of some of the upcoming government initiatives that could affect them.
The Liberal Democrats are strongly opposed to the proposal to force internet service providers to store for two years details of every email sent, every website visited and every communication undertaken by their customers, the party said in a statement yesterday.
“The kindest cull of all”
The United States announced new sanctions on seven Russian government officials April 28. A long-used tactic, sanctions can yield unpredictable effects or have no effect at all, depending upon how they are crafted.
The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) announced on Tuesday 29 April that the count for the election of six Senators for Western Australia was complete.
Canberra form guide – Zeg’s View.
By changing Leaders back to Kevin Rudd, Labor did cauterise its potential losses, ALP national secretary George Wright told the National Press Club today.
All too often, particularly here in Tasmania, we have programmed ourselves to fail, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said today.
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