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Loss of trust in Australian politics – poll

About two-thirds of Australians have either low or very low trust in federal government, polling shows By Christopher Knaus An overwhelming majority of Australians have lost trust in federal politics and want a strong, well-resourced anti-corruption commission, new polling shows. Integrity experts and Transparency International Australia will on Monday 15 […]

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“Government debt increase explodes myth about better economic management”

Last Thursday, Scott Morrison said on announcing the election: “Labor cannot manage money”. John Menadue disagrees. John Menadue, AO, served as head of Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet under both the Whitlam and Fraser governments disagrees. It’s the Coalition, hidebound by an out-dated ideology about markets and private enterprise, […]

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Analysis of budget shows ‘regions and older people get least benefits’

Middle- to high-income couples with children in inner-city electorates fare the best, economic modelling finds ByGabrielle Chan Regional residents and older people would get the least benefits from the Morrison government’s tax, according to new analysis by Natsem. Photograph: Dean Lewins/AAP People in regional Australia and older people would get […]