Australia’s consumer watchdog warns monopolies are taking over key infrastructure points and the nation risks seeing prices rise and competition drop.
Scott Morrison wants his new ministry to get straight to work to make it easier for Australians to access government services.
Corrupt politicians will escape public hearings if the coalition gets to set up its proposed national corruption watchdog after the election, a senior legal figure says.
Undecided voters picked Bill Shorten as the winner of the first leaders’ debate, despite questions about the cost of his tax and climate policies.
The latest Newspoll shows support for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation has crashed, boosting Labor’s lead but also giving the Coalition its equal-best primary vote since just after the last election.
Labor leader Bill Shorten says Treasury costings showing his tax plan will cost an extra $38.7 billion a year for the next decade are wrong.