Coalition flees federal ICAC as calls reach fever pitch

The establishment of a federal anti-corruption commission is emerging as a key electoral issue. Throughout the election campaign, calls for a strong and fit-for-purpose anti-corruption body have featured prominently. Currently, there is no such body at the federal level equipped to root out government-based corruption and reprimand officials who commit corrupt acts. The Labor Party, … Read more

RBA Rate Hike Puts Pressure on Coalition Ahead of Election

The recent interest rate hike by the Reserve Bank of Australia will not make it easier for the Morrison government to be re-elected, writes Tarric Brooker. IN IT last poll before Prime Minister Scott Morrison called the next federal election, Labor led the Coalition with 53% to 4%. In the four weeks since then, campaign … Read more

United Australia Party promise to eliminate student debt is a scam

Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party wants to erase all student debt. That “seems” terribly leftist of him. It is typical of a trend on the far right conspiring to whet the appetite for working-class solidarity among a desperate voting bloc, without offering anything of the sort. Where does this trend come from? What does it … Read more

Frydenberg’s ‘charity endorsements’ likely break the law: EXCLUSIVE

The Inclusion Foundation is at the center of the evolving scandal involving charity figures backing Josh Frydenberg’s re-election campaign, writes Anthony Klan. The charity Inclusion Foundation, whose founder attacked treasurer Josh Frydenberg in political ads (almost certainly against charity laws), received record government grants last year that were more than six times the average. The … Read more

Frydenberg’s ‘charity endorsements’ likely break the law

The Inclusion Foundation is at the center of the evolving scandal involving charity figures backing Josh Frydenberg’s re-election campaign, writes Anthony Klan. The charity Inclusion Foundation, whose founder attacked treasurer Josh Frydenberg in political ads (almost certainly against charity laws), received record government grants last year that were more than six times the average. The … Read more