The Prime Minister has hit out after Northern Territory chief minister Natasha Fyles was allegedly attacked with a cream pancake, warning the issue is no laughing matter. Ms Fyles was attending Darwin’s Nightcliff markets on Sunday when a Darwin real estate agent allegedly launched a cream covered crepe into the
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 from
Major changes are set for Australian workers as the government races to address a rapidly aging population and looming changes to the global economy. The first treasury document of its kind since 1994, the new employment white paper released on Monday and entitled ‘Working Future’, includes initiatives and policy directions
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 from
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, maintaining
Leading No campaigner Warren Mundine’s short-lived campaign to contest the casual NSW Liberal senate position to be vacated by former foreign minister Marise Payne is over. The decision follows what has been a bruising week for Mr Mundine after he was forced to backtrack on his position on treaties with
Treasurer Jim Chalmers is set to unveil an improvement to the budget bottom line of almost $18bn, bringing the underlying cash surplus to $22.1bn. On Friday, the government will formally release the final budget outcome figures for 2022-23, showing the first recorded surplus since Peter Costello’s final budget in 2007.