Uni fee deregulation not dead: Labor

MELANIE WHITING Federal Labor MP Jim Chalmers has warned $100,000 degrees could still be a reality for Australian students. Last week The Source News reported Education Minister Simon Birmingham had shelved plans to deregulate university … [Read more...]

Shorten slams Abbott on climate change

TOM MANN   Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten slammed Prime Minister Tony Abbott's attitude to climate change at the G20 Leaders' Summit in Brisbane today. The Labor frontman said Mr Abbott is putting domestic politics front and … [Read more...]

Carbon tax melee continues

NICHOLAS MCDONALD Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Environment Minister Greg Hunt say they intend to dismantle the carbon tax as soon as possible. Both men have warned the Labor Party that a double dissolution election is still on the cards … [Read more...]

The man who would be king

LUCINDA KENT It is sweaty, dark and loud in a crowded upstairs room in Brisbane’s confusingly-titled Melbourne Hotel on an unseasonably warm September night.Lithe young things clutching their iPhones in one hand and their vodka, lime and sodas in the … [Read more...]

Albo launches leadership bid in Brisbane

LUCINDA KENT Anthony Albanese’s campaign to become leader of the Labor party has officially launched in Brisbane. The Federal Member for Grayndler is running against Bill Shorten in the first Labor leadership contest to be voted on by every … [Read more...]

Economists divided over Australia’s financial state

ANETA ZILVAROVA According to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday, the national GDP in the June quarter rose by 0.6 per cent to an annual rate of 2.6 per cent. This new figure has slightly exceeded the 0.5 … [Read more...]

Queensland as pivotal as ever

NICHOLAS McDONALD In the final week of the election campaign, Queensland’s political landscape has become a crucial battleground. On Sunday, Bob Brown warned Labor voters to vote one for Greens in the Senate lest their vote go to Bob Katter’s … [Read more...]

Labor polls slip just days before election

GABRIELLE SMITH With only days left of the electoral campaign new figures have emerged this week citing Tony Abbott as the preferred Prime Minister. The Newspoll published by News Corp earlier this week showed Abbott overtaking Rudd with 43 points … [Read more...]

Ben Scott’s political talking points

The Source political editor Ben Scott covers some contentious talking points with just under a week until the Federal election. Thanks to: Ashil Ranpara Matt Hardie Tamara Sydenham Nicholas McDonald Gavin Coote Faith Valencia … [Read more...]

Taming Queensland’s most marginal seat

GUY CREIGHTON When the federal seat of Moreton was founded in 1901 as part of Australia’s Federation, it was much like the rest of the former colony that surrounded it. The area was mostly residential with some light industry and … [Read more...]