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.
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.
Scott Morrison is moving closer to an election date call, as Labor launches its election advertising focusing on health and a crackdown on tax dodgers.
UPDATED | Malcolm Turnbull is “very, very concerned” about Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton’s meeting with a Chinese billionaire now banned from re-entering Australia.
Bill Shorten’s pitch to be prime minister starts with billions of extra dollars for health and education, and bigger personal income tax cuts for workers.