Malcolm Turnbull has conducted possibly the biggest heist in Australian politics. While university campuses have reacted to funding cuts with discontentment and gloom, Turnbull, assisted by his lieutenants- Treasurer Scott Morrison and Education Minister Simon Birmingham, have tried to shift the entire narrative from tertiary education to its direct predecessor.
How utterly disappointing. The Turnbull Government had the onus of providing a stable, cohesive government for their second term and it looks like they’ll do neither. Contemporary Australian politics is scarred by a myriad of back-stabbings, scandals and disunity, and it seems this trend will continue. Divisions within the
So, after 8 weeks of gaffes, selfies and high-vis vests, the moment of truth has finally arrived. Tomorrow, Australians cast their vote to decide our political future (at least for the next few months, before our traditional mid-term ministerial mutiny). Over the last 24 hours, ESSA has brought you comprehensive
While it has faded amongst the haze of the US primaries, the Panama papers and more recent tax debates, something remarkable happened on February 13th. Labor Opposition Leader Bill Shorten unveiled sweeping proposed changes to negative gearing and capital gains taxation as part of the party’s 2016 election platform.
The parliamentary year has come to an end, with 2015 being remembered for its numerous controversies and yet another change in prime minister. Dissatisfaction with the Abbott Government culminated in September, when Malcolm Turnbull successfully challenged the leadership of the Liberal party and became the 29th Prime Minister of Australia.
Despite the ministerial portfolio of communications not outwardly seeming closely related to economics, in the next few years it is shaping up to possibly be the most economically orientated area outside the treasury portfolio. Key upcoming policy decisions pertaining to broadband infrastructure, as well as likely deregulation of the telecommunications