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...]

Abbott reimburses taxpayers for wedding expenses

GABRIELLE SMITH In a media conference held yesterday, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced he had used government entitlements to attend of two weddings in 2006. While reports have emerged that the PM had already repaid upwards of $1,000 … [Read more...]

Tony Abbott puts student amenities fee on the back burner

TAMARA SYDENHAM Prime Minister Tony Abbott confirmed today that LNP has no immediate plans to scrap compulsory university student services and amenities fee. The Gillard Government passed legislation in 2011 to allow universities and higher … [Read more...]

Anti-Abbott rally calls for marriage equality

JONATHON NOONE Hundreds of people marched on Brisbane's King George Square at ‘anti-Abbott’ rally to protest Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s election and his Government’s policies. Marriage equality was the key issue at the rally and there was … [Read more...]

European media: Unelectable Ironman takes the helm of Australia!

ANETA ZILVAROVA “Maine Fou”, “verrückte Mönch”, “Mad Monk” - this unfavourable portrayal of the new Australian Prime Minister Mr Tony Abbott was splashed in headlines in the main media across Europe. Abbott is mostly expected to be a 'Prime … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]