“Stronger growth in income will help, but the more important factor is some tax relief,” Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe said in a speech calling on the new government to play its part in boosting household incomes.Here's the full story.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison looked set on Monday to form a majority government as vote counting from Australia’s weekend election allayed fears that his conservative coalition may have to rule in the minority following its shock victory.Here's the full story.
“I am nervous because it’s a big day, it’s a very big deal,” Bill Shorten, a former trade union leader, said after voting in his electorate in Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city. “But I’m confident that we have done the homework.”Here's the full story.
Prime Minster Scott Morrison hailed Hawke’s ability to speak to all Australians: “Bob Hawke was a great Australian who led and served our country with passion, courage, and an intellectual horsepower that made our country stronger.”Here's the full story.
“With his passing, the labour movement salutes our greatest son… and Australians everywhere remember and honour a man who gave so much to the country and people he cared for so deeply,” Labor leader Bill Shorten said in a statement.Here's the full story.
Opinion polls are tightening but they show the center-left Labor Party, led by Bill Shorten, is ahead of the incumbent center-right Liberal-National coalition led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison.Here's the full story.
The Torres Strait Islanders will tell the U.N. Human Rights Committee in Geneva that rising seas caused by global warming are threatening their homelands and culture, lawyers representing the group said.Here's the full story.
“We will pay down debt faster. We will provide more capability to invest in education. We are providing a remedy, not a replica. That is what the election is all about,” Labor’s shadow treasurer Chris Bowen told reporters in Canberra.Here's the full story.
“Mr Gurpal Singh has been asked to resign as the candidate for Scullin. Singh sincerely apologises for his previous comments and has tendered his resignation,” the spokesman said.Here's the full story.
“We will stand up to thuggery whether it’s these cowardly activists who have no respect for anyone, or militant unionists standing over small businesses and their employees on work sites,” Scott Morrison tweeted after the incident.Here's the full story.
Yes Scott Morrison is a one-man band, and his lack of a team should concern voters. But in presidential style campaigning Bill Shorten’s strong team around him can’t paper over the perceived limitations of the leader.Here's the full story.
“We have to try to do what we can to prevent these types of states from presiding over international bodies.” – Robert Wood, U.S. disarmament ambassador, told reporters after leaving the session in Geneva said.