Our social security payments are so low that they trap people in poverty – it’s incredibly difficult to get a job when you’re worrying about how to put food on the table or to make sure you have a roof over your head.
The Hayne royal commission has called for new powers for regulators to clean up the financial services sector, as the final report is handed down.
Thomas will lose $50,000 in franking credits if Labor is elected. The big question: what alternatives does he have to maintain his income?
A new Bill before Parliament could mean a radical change bankruptcy legislation, slashing the bankruptcy period from three years and one day to just a year.
Mention the removal of franking credits in polite company and prepare yourself for an hour of indignant lecturing about how unfair it is. But is it all bad?
Labor promised to overhaul negative gearing if elected, but the potential for more downward pressure on house prices will be of significant concern to homeowners.
The federal government has claimed that the National Energy Guarantee will deliver a $550 saving to household energy bills. It won’t.
Australian women are still paying a monthly tax for being female almost 20 years after the introduction of the GST, and it’s bloody annoying, writes Sharyn McCowen.