Australians would be better served if international airlines were granted greater access to the nation’s capital cities, as more competition could drop prices, the productivity commission says. Acting chair Alex Robson said while the current arrangements had served Australia well, there was room for improvement. “There would be benefits fromContinue Reading

The nation’s emergency leaders are set to converge on Canberra from tomorrow in preparation for what experts fear could be the fiercest fire season since the “Black Summer” blazes of 2019-2020. The Albanese government will hold the inaugural National Bushfire Preparedness Summit which will bring together approximately 250 representatives fromContinue Reading

Politicians including the treasurer have defended the government’s inquiry into the COVID-19 pandemic response, insisting it is a worthwhile exercise despite widespread condemnation it has been excluded from scrutinising the unilateral decisions made by each state. Treasurer Jim Chalmers doubled down on the merit of the government’s long-awaited inquiry, maintainingContinue Reading