ANALYSIS: Will tax cuts help young Australians to get ahead?

Analysis By: Elson Goh, Curtin University Tutor & Certified Financial Planner Fiscal policy is the tool used by the government to adjusts its spending levels and tax rates to influence the economy. The current state of the economy requires nothing short of a miracle to turn it around. Business confidence have fallen close to recession…

Expert opinion: How the ALP needs to recoup its election loss

Less than two weeks after the biggest Federal election event, former Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is passing the ALP’s loss to everyone else and refusing to accept any blame on his own accord. This has then thrown newly appointed Opposition Leader, Anthony Albanese, in the deep end, where he is now in full damage control…

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi increases majority in election win

By Helene Fung, Picture Courtesy: Narendra Modi’s Facebook Page Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks set to increase his majority as counting of India’s general election votes continue. Official data from India’s Election Commission on Thursday (local time) showed Mr Modi’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to be ahead in 302 of the available 542…

Jim Chalmers to not contest Labor leadership

Opposition finance spokesperson Jim Chalmers will not be contesting the federal Labor leadership. Mr Chalmers made the revelation in a statement this morning, stating that his victory could not be guaranteed. “There were good reasons to run,” he said. “But in the end I couldn’t be assured of winning.” He also cited difficulties balancing the…

Swan candidate fight to hold marginal seat

With only 12 days to go until the ever anticipated federal election, Steve Irons, Federal Member for Swan is committed to providing the best outcome for his electorate. Campaigning with the Prime Minster to maintain his Swan seat, Mr Irons is solid in promising a stable government, great economic security and more jobs than before.…

Bill Shorten Announced Childcare Policy Before TV Debate

Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten has descended into Western Australia for his live television debate against Prime Minister Scott Morrison. But before the major event, Mr Shorten and his deputy, Tanya Plibersek, promised extra financial support on childcare of up to $2,100 per year for an average family. Meanwhile, families at the upper end of…

Labor promises to ban LGBTQI conversion therapy if elected

By Vesh Arumugam, File Photo Labor has put out an election promise to ban LGBTQI conversion therapy (CT) in Australia if elected to the Parliament in coming Federal Election. In a campaign media release authorised by Noah Carroll for ALP in Canberra, Shadow Attorney-General, Mark Dreyfus; Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare, Catherine King; and,…