NSW Labor pledges measures for public transport, toll relief and preschools in state budget reply

Public transport built in NSW, toll relief and 100 new public preschools will centre the state opposition’s budget reply speech, as the NSW treasurer, Matt Kean, continues selling his “reform” … Read More

Labor won’t commit to raising welfare payments but admits there are ‘a lot of things to fix’

The new social services minister, Amanda Rishworth, has acknowledged the financial situation for the “most vulnerable” Australians is “not improving” and conceded those in poverty have been hit hardest by … Read More

Labor to rethink Coalition’s ‘bewildering’ decision to scrap armed drones if it wins election

Labor will consider reinstating a $1.3bn program for Australia to acquire armed drones if it wins the election, vowing to review the Coalition’s “bewildering” decision to scrap it “as a … Read More