Archive for Category: "Politics"

Election 2016 Policy Guide

Election 2016 Policy Guide

Before you head to the polls on Saturday, ASHLEIGH PISANI has prepared a guide on what the two major parties are promising (or are refusing to say) on the key policy issues this election.

Government flags introduction of household income test for HECS repayments

Government flags introduction of household income test for HECS repayments

The Turnbull Government is refusing to release their plans for the higher education sector ahead of the election however HECS repayments may soon be calculated according to household income if the Government adopts a controversial measure proposed in the 2016 budget, ASHLEIGH PISANI reports.

Turnbull sets the wheels in motion for an early double dissolution election

Turnbull sets the wheels in motion for an early double dissolution election

Malcolm Turnbull has announced he will bring the budget forward a week, setting the wheels in motion for an early double dissolution election on July 2, ASHLEIGH PISANI reports.

Miss Representation

Miss Representation

If you look around at the faces on any government or corporate board, chances are those faces overwhelmingly belong to white males. In fact there are fewer Australian companies run by women than men named Peter. What influence does the media have on the under-representation of women in positions of power? ASHLEIGH PISANI tells us about the award winning film Miss Representation which seeks to answer that question.

Coalition announces changes to media laws

Coalition announces changes to media laws

Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield has announced that the current legislation preventing news organisations from distributing to over 75 per cent of the market would be repealed, TOM EDWARDS reports.

Malcolm Turnbull is no progressive saviour

Malcolm Turnbull is no progressive saviour

Australian progressives rejoiced on Monday night at the downfall of the ultra-conservative Tony Abbott and welcomed the elevation of his small l liberal replacement. But in reality, nothing of any substance has changed, writes ASHLEIGH PISANI.

Why has Australia had 5 PMs in less than a decade?

Why has Australia had 5 PMs in less than a decade?

Australia has had five PMs in less than a decade, leading to serious questions about how the Australian public view and criticise their elected representatives, TOM EDWARDS writes.

Seeing the positives in Tony Abbott’s tenure

Seeing the positives in Tony Abbott’s tenure

As the era of Tony Abbott’s Government comes to close, the former Prime Minister has left a legacy of uniting disenfranchised youth who joined together in their collective distain for his ultra conservative policies, MELVIN GONZALEZ writes

Nanny trial putting childcare centres at risk

Nanny trial putting childcare centres at risk

The Federal Budget’s new Nanny Trial, set to begin January 2016, may be putting childcare centres at risk of losing workers, SOPHIE FOX reports.

Budget 2015: Analysis

Budget 2015: Analysis

The Federal Government released the 2015 Budget on Tuesday night. Political reporter Ashleigh Pisani takes you through the winners and losers and offers her take on the Government’s motivations.