Today - Turnbull slams Pauline Hanson over calls for Muslim immigration ban, Abbott calls for the Federal Government to keep the Hazelwood power station open and Jacqui Lambie opens up on welfare cuts. Also - this is the final episode from me. At least for now. As I warned, this was always going to be an experiment, and I'm satisfied that it works. But it was also going to be difficult to help pay the bills with this and I simply wont have enough time thanks to the work I'm doing now. If...
Today - More woes in WA, as Pauline Hanson defends her comments on vaccinations. Plus, plans re-emerge for an Australian Department of Homeland Security, while ScoMo praises Victoria's housing affordability plan
Today – Tony "No Sniping" Abbott gets a few things off his chest about the state of the Liberals, a storm erupts over penalty rates, and Dr Ken Henry's frank assessment about the state of federal politics.
Today – Capital Gain Tax potentially on the chopping block to fix a budget black hole and Nick Xenophon gets the Daily Telegraph treatment as the Federal Government increases the heat on the crossbench over childcare and welfare changes.
Welcome to The Trough for Wednesday the 15th of February. Today, the government opens the door for tax rises if the Senate rejects its budget savings, political parties briefed on the risk of hackers, and feeling the love on the #auspol hashtag.
A bid to link welfare savings to the NDIS backfires for the Federal Government, One Nation Preferences causing division within the Coalition and the latest Closing the Gap report shows more work is needed address indigenous disadvantage.
Episode 1 of The Trough podcast - your daily bite-sized wrap of all the political news you need to know to get your morning started. (awkward cough) - THIS is the right episode - and the theme of today is energy security