Not quite Santa Claus but a little in it for everyone

Budget Highlights Revenue: $486.1 billion in 2018-19. Expenditure: $488.6.3 billion in 2018-19. Budget Position: Deficit of $14.5 billion in 2018-19 with a return to surplus of $11 billion in 2020-21. Inflation: 2.25% per cent in 2018-19. Real GDP growth: 3 per cent in 2018-19. Unemployment forecast: 5.25% per cent in …

Treasurer Santa Claus prepares for his night of giving

With 36 hours to go, the paint is drying on the battle lines that have been drawn ahead of the next election. Rivers of gold have provided the Government with the unique ability to combine personal tax cuts – targeted at low and middle-income earners – while pouring additional money …

Prime Minister Turnbull handing out Christmas joy to the conservative Liberals in the Cabinet reshuffle singing ‘holy jobs and growth’

Christian Porter, Dan Tehan, Michaelia Cash and David Littleproud will be having a very happy Christmas this year as they emerge the big winners from today’s Cabinet reshuffle. Seen as an important realignment, the Prime Minister has looked to the rising stars amongst conservative Liberals to steady the ship and …

A Budget that lands the Coalition in the political centre

Budget Highlights Revenue: $444.4 billion in 2017-18. Expenditure: $464 billion in 2017-18. Budget position: Deficit of $29.4 billion in 2017-18 with a return to surplus of $7.4 billion surplus in 2020-21. Inflation: 2.25 per cent in 2017-18. Real GDP growth: 2.75 per cent in 2017-18. Unemployment forecast: 5.75 per cent …

If saving is too hard – spend big!

There is nothing like spending on nation building projects to deliver the Government’s new mantra of don’t tell but show. The Turnbull Government heard loud and clear that innovation was intangible and un-relatable to the common man. Yet, building things – big things like airports, roads, train lines, hydro power …

A new Conservative Movement for Australia

Divorce is almost always messy. After months of speculation and public bemoaning that the Liberal Party was ignoring its conservative base, hard right Senator Cory Bernardi today resigned from the Liberal Party and moved to the crossbench to represent a new Australian Conservative Movement. In a brief speech to the …

Premier Berejiklian shakes up Cabinet; adds seven new faces

Queanbeyan, New South Wales is often associated with national politics as the centre of the Federal bellwether electorate of Eden-Monaro, but today it became the focus of NSW politics as the venue for Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s Cabinet announcement. It was hard not to look at the politics of both the …

A new Premier for New South Wales

Gladys Berejiklian has been elected as leader of the Liberal Party and will be sworn in as the 45th Premier of New South Wales later today. She was elected unopposed by the party room with Dominic Perrottet elected Deputy Leader. Berejiklian is a formidable operator with a keen eye for …

The Fourth Turnbull Ministry

Prime Minister Turnbull turns to those he trusts The removalists at Parliament House will be back to work next week as the office reshuffle occurs around the latest Turnbull Government ministerial changes – the fourth since the Prime Minister was sworn in in late 2015. Turnbull has taken the opportunity …