Scott Morrison

The 2018 Skinny-Jean Trends to Know

By now, skinny jeans have proven that they're here to stay—the denim style continues to reign supreme year after year. However, just because …

Clothing

Canberra seeks four regional spots for startup incubators

The Australian government has kicked off the hunt for four organisations in regional locations to deliver incubator facilitator services for its …

Malcolm Turnbull

WA Labor candidates defend their party’s stand on GST

Labor’s candidates argue WA voters just want to see more money on the table.

Bill Shorten

The future of super: What changes can we expect in 2018?

<b>Find out how increased super contributions, as well as other changes, could affect you and your employer in the year to come.</b>Several crucial changes …

Retirement

Forget Oprah for president - who are the contenders to be Australia's next female PM?

In the United States there is a buzz brewing around TV host Oprah Winfrey running for president. And a considerable bulk of Americans who remain …

Prince Harry

When it comes to negative gearing, this government prefers fiction to fact

It is a matter of concern that Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison chose to ignore the reliable recommendations of the Treasury<p>• Home ownership will rise if negative gearing is scrapped, study says<p>What is it about negative gearing and its ability to make conservative governments espouse absurdities …

Business

Cracks in the $2.5 trillion superannuation system

Do people have any idea of the risks lurking in their superannuation savings?<p>The issue has surfaced again, after <i>The Australian Financial Review</i>'s …

Finance

Australian house prices will fall if negative gearing goes, study says

Melbourne University modelling, presented to Reserve Bank, shows home ownership rates could rise to 72.2% if the policy is ditched<p>Three-quarters of Australian households will be better off if negative gearing is abolished, a study presented to the Reserve Bank of Australia shows.<p>Close to 75% of …

Economy

Banking royal commission: Australian unions to collect victims' stories

ACTU launching online tool to round up experiences of misconduct and fraud to present en masse to the inquiry<p>Australia’s unions are launching an online tool to collect the public’s stories of banking misconduct, fraud and criminal activity before the start of the banking royal commission.<p>The …

Unions

Peter Dutton for prime minister!

Peter Dutton is a household name. Most Australians would see the inaugural home affairs minister as tough and politically incorrect — proudly so — …

Peter Dutton

Wal-Mart shares Trump tax cut with workers

American retail giant Wal-Mart credited the cut in the US corporate tax rate for its decision to lift the pay of its lowest paid workers by at least …

Economy

Minerals Council of Australia kicks off coal power campaign despite BHP ​threat

Lobby group aims to curb ‘misinformation from urban activists’ to show ‘potential of Australian minerals sector’<p>The Minerals Council of Australia will continue hawking the benefits of coal-fired technologies, despite resources giant BHP threatening to pull out of the organisation over previous …

Richard Di Natale

Factual lies: How the Turnbull gang negative gears the truth

<b>“Labor … have put out a policy that is so ill-considered and so dangerous that it has to be responded to.”</b><p><i>~</i> Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, ABC <i>7.30</i>, …

Malcolm Turnbull

A future without coal-fired power stations is inevitable

Worried the electricity system won't keep up over summer? Worry about coal. Seriously.<p>One of the four giant units at Victoria's ageing Loy Yang A …

Energy

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian ignored Treasury advice on tackling negative gearing

New South Wales Treasury advised the State Government negative gearing changes would ease housing affordability, leaked documents have revealed.<p>The …

Gladys Berejiklian

States demand tax freedom as Coalition braces for GST carve-up fight

States that stand to lose revenue to WA object to proposed tax changes and Victoria accuses government of using conditional funding to ‘influence state policy decisions’<p>The states which stand to lose the most revenue to Western Australia under radical new plans to change the GST carve-up have urged …

Economics

The Turnbull Government and negative gearing: Misleading the House?

<i>The Turnbull Government deliberately misled Parliament on Labor's negative gearing policy, but few in the Press Gallery asked the hard questions,</i> …

Malcolm Turnbull

The jig’s up for Coalition’s negative gearing lies – and apologists in the media

When the Australian people are being lied to, you’d hope that the bulk of the mainstream media would swing into action to expose the liars.But that …

Malcolm Turnbull

Come clean on GST before poll: SA premier

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has demanded the release of a final report from an inquiry into the GST revenue carve-up before his state …

Jay Weatherill

Unmasking Malcolm: The Big 5 Policy Failures of 2017

The myth of the moderate Malcolm Turnbull dies hard, writes Ben Eltham. Will 2018 be any different?<p>At the end of 2017, it was easy to think of the …

Social Justice

Labor says Treasury document shows negative gearing claims ‘outright lies’

Opposition says document shows Malcolm Turnbull wrong to claim Labor policy a ‘sledgehammer’ to the economy<p>Labor has released a Treasury document that states its negative gearing policies could cut house prices in the short term but, over time, the impact will be “relatively modest”.<p>The opposition …

Economy

Peter Martin: Why Treasury thought Turnbull was wrong on negative gearing

Malcolm Turnbull knew or ought to have known that the claims he made about Labor's housing policy during the election were likely to be wrong.<p>The …

Malcolm Turnbull

Morning mail: Labor attacks 'outright lies' over housing

Monday: Labor says Treasury documents prove the impact of its negative gearing policy would be moderate. Plus: NGOs banned from Israel over boycott<p>Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Monday 8 January.<p>Top stories<p><b>Labor has seized upon a Treasury</b> …

Michael Wolff

Federal government urged to back new venture capital fund

The federal government has been urged to establish a new publicly backed venture capital fund to boost innovation in Australia and help drive …

Venture Capital

2018 ‘the end’ of resources boom as commodity price drops bite

The government has forecast the end of the mining boom, with 2018 marking the tipping point for when producers will see export earnings heading south.<p>…

Economy

Income tax cuts could ease mortgage burden, lift consumer spending

Income tax cuts promised by the federal government will almost certainly lift consumer spending, but the strain upon households from power bills, and …

Economy

Coalition leans on promised income tax cuts after standard of living slump

Craig Laundy says the government is working through the details of the plan, and points to signs of economic recovery<p>The Coalition government has held out personal income tax cuts as the solution to slumping living standards after the revelation household costs have grown faster than earnings for …

Economics

Malcolm Turnbull's tax trilemma made trickier by Donald Trump

At the heart of Malcolm Turnbull's agenda is a trifecta of promises: a company tax cut, an income tax cut and a budget surplus. But can he have it …

Economics

Last Minute Storm Prep: Cutting Trees, Buying Snowblowers In Plymouth

PLYMOUTH (CBS) — Supermarkets weren’t the only stores seeing an uptick in traffic the day before Thursday’s big storm.<p>Morrison’s Power Equipment in …

Weather

The end of cheap beer: radical alcohol tax plan put to government

Cheap schooners and pints at the pub would be a thing of the past under a radical tax hike proposed to the Turnbull government by anti-alcohol …

Beer