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Will you get a pay rise in 2022?

Dec 8 • 12:51

’Tis the season to let loose the purse strings and spend up big – so can Aussie workers hope for a pay rise in 2022 to help pick up some of the festive tab??...

How will next year’s election compare to previous polls?

Dec 7 • 20:04

Labor’s election campaign kicked off in earnest at the weekend, while Prime Minister Scott Morrison has barely drawn breath in recent days....

Federal budget claws back $8 billion - but there’s a catch

Dec 6 • 13:21

A surge in income and company tax collection, as well as lower-than-expected unemployment rates, are helping the federal budget recover from the COVID-19 recession....

The Royal Commission Into Defence and Veteran Suicide began its first public hearings in Brisbane this week.

Dec 3 • 13:02

The commission was set up in July to examine the higher rate of suicide and attempted suicide among serving and former members of the Australian Defence Force....

Backlash as government fails to move on damning sex discrimination review

Dec 2 • 14:24

On Tuesday, Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins damning report into workplace culture at parliament house was handed down....

Who wants to be a Futurepreneur?

Dec 1 • 11:16

From humble beginnings, Australia's startup setup scene has entered a new phase of maturity....

Morrison government moves to make online trolls pay

Nov 30 • 12:18

The government has vowed to tackle online bullying through new laws that would compel social media giants to “unmask” anonymous trolls who make defamatory comments online....

How worried about Omicron should you be?

Nov 29 • 09:36

The World Health Organisation on Friday labelled the new coronavirus strain Omicron a “variant of concern”....

Coalition split on vaccine mandates and religious freedom bill

Nov 26 • 10:28

It’s been a dramatic week in Parliament with seven Coalition MPs crossing the floor to vote against the government in protest against vaccination mandates and a lack of a federal corruption commission....

Fate of controversial voter ID laws hangs in the balance

Nov 25 • 09:42

The government’s attempt to push through controversial voter ID laws before the next election now hangs on a handful of crossbenchers....

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