Ben Scott’s federal election wrap up

The Source political editor Ben Scott has his say in the aftermath of the federal election. Thanks to: Ashil Ranpara Matt Hardie Faith Valencia … [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...]

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...]

Syrian samples to reveal the extent of chemical weapons use

JONATHAN NOONE Samples allegedly containing evidence of chemical weapons-use in Syria will be transferred to laboratories today. A spokesperson for United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Mr Ban had just spoken with Dr Ake Sellstrom, the … [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...]

Tony Abbott loses his cool but not the debate against Kevin Rudd

JONATHAN NOONE and PHILLIP HARSANT Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott squared off in their second debate of the election campaign in a town-forum-style debate at Broncos League Club Wednesday night. The two men were … [Read more...]

‘Fashion of the moment’ has been given 100 days

NICHOLAS MCDONALD Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has promised a conscience vote on marriage equality within 100 days should he win the election. The PM has acknowledged he has ‘evolved’ on the issue of marriage equality much to the delight of … [Read more...]

Shelved referendum ‘a sad day for local government’

GAVIN COOTE The Redland City Council Mayor says she is 'bitterly disappointed' the referendum on constitutional recognition of local government has been put on hold. The referendum was shelved on Sunday after Australia PM Kevin Rudd announced a … [Read more...]

Beattie returns to play politics

SARAH ROHWEDER Australian politics has taken a step back in time with the return of former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd today announced that Mr Beattie would run for the seat of Forde, replacing pre-selected Labor … [Read more...]