The Abbott Government should publicly reject the OECD’s recommendation to slug Australians with higher taxes, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs.
Read the full transcript of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s press statement this morning on the end of the Martin Place siege in Sydney.
Read the transcript of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s statement following the meeting of the National Security Committee of the Cabinet today.
We will be a diminished nation if we cannot find a way to acknowledge the first Australians in the Constitution, PM Tony Abbott says.
The endless argument over torture, the posturing of both critics and defenders, misses the crucial point. The United States turned to torture because it has experienced a massive intelligence failure reaching back a decade.
The Victorian Liberal government was tossed out after only one term, whilst the SA Libs lost the ‘unlosable’ election in March. Now, after a by-election in SA last weekend, a nominally Liberal seat hangs on a knife-edge.
A new package, with optional co-payment, will make Medicare sustainable, improve the quality of care for patients and continue its repair of the Budget, the Government says. Read the Abbott Government media release.
Getting more women away from caring for their toddlers and into the paid workforce is social engineering and not the proper role of governments, FamilyVoice Australia says.
“The fundamental legal rights of all Australians are being systematically eroded under federal laws,” says Simon Breheny, Director of the Legal Rights Project at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs.
Australia has become one of the highest taxing nations in the world, says Dr Mikayla Novak, Senior Research Fellow at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs.
Why isn’t the Government exploring the nuclear submarine option for Australia, South Australian Family First Senator Bob Day asks.
“I read with great interest some of the assessments that some of you offered of the Government’s performance over the weekend. I’d like, if I may, to take some of those head on,” PM Tony Abbott said at a press conference today.
“The Abbott government should urgently reconsider its decision to hand over $200 million of taxpayers’ money to the United Nations Green Climate Fund,” the IPA says.
Sea levels are never still, but with global temperatures flat and snow cover and polar ice steady, sea levels are probably as stable today as they ever get, writes Viv Forbes.
The announcement will be made to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru today by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP. Read the Abbott Government’s media release.
The Abbott Government will establish the Book Council of Australia “to promote good reading as well as good writing”. Read the full list of the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists and category winners.
As we come to the end of the year, I would like to update you on the progress of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy. This year we have made significant progress and put in place key foundations on which we can build.
The Government has notified the independent Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal (DRFT) that the changes to Australian Defence Force allowances are not supported by the Government and asked that the changes be discontinued.
The ABC is investing more in areas where it competes against its charter with commercial enterprises while its rural and regional services are in an under-serviced market, Senator Bob Day told the Senate.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott wants to see Melbourne’s East West Link proceed, he said in a statement today congratulating Daniel Andrews on the ALP’s Victorian election win.
Statement by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Family First Senator Bob Day has moved to block the Government’s attempt to raise the interest rate on university student debt, saying the policy had been universally rejected.
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