Steve Lewis and Lanai Scarr RETIRING federal MPs making the most of their last months in office are taking generous taxpayer-funded trips in a foreign travel splurge. WHO, WHERE, WHY?
John Rolfe, Cost of Living Editor THE first “convincing evidence” has emerged that petrol stations manipulate prices to maximise profits
LABOR cabinet member Bill Shorten warns Tony Abbott would increase the GST if elected PM, though Coalition says it’s not on the agenda.
SOLAR panels are costing those without them more than $1 billion a year, new research has revealed.
While schools try to steer young rugby players clear of drugs, there is the odd bulked-up exception.
Labor has launched a nationwide attack on the Coalition’s plans for superannuation, warning millions of workers will be left worse off in retirement.
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says the Coalition would delay an increase to the superannuation guarantee by two years.
But senior Labor figures say the system should be protected, and warn Australia will lose an advantage over its competitors if a boost to super is put off.
Afghanistan expects to begin the first commercial oil production in its history in a little under two months.
A series of bombings in Iraq has killed at least 60 people and injured dozens more, amid growing sectarian violence.
The Federal Government says it expects more holes will be uncovered in the Opposition’s costings as a dispute continues over $400 million worth of savings announced in Tony Abbott’s budget reply.
Mr Abbott said $400 million would be saved by scrapping Labor’s green loans scheme as part of $5 billion in total savings.
But Finance Minister Penny Wong says it is not a saving because the money is no longer in the budget.