A $700 million settlement between financial intelligence agency AUSTRAC and Commonwealth Bank of Australia over money laundering has been welcomed by the Federal Government.
Pauline Hanson has laid out why One Nation can no longer support the Turnbull government’s business tax cuts, blaming a lack of action on immigration, energy costs and encouraging firms to take on apprenticeships.
Australians appear to be taking a regional nuclear threat and jittery financial markets in their stride for now, although confidence remains hampered by weak wages growth.
Treasurer Scott Morrison will make changes to the way government debt is reported in the May budget to better explain what is “good and bad” debt.
It’s happened too many times to be a coincidence. In periods of political strife, coalition governments going back to John Howard have flicked the switch to focus on issues surrounding asylum seekers, immigration and national security.
Treasurer Scott Morrison will criticise big business for leaving the government to do all the heavy lifting when it comes to selling its 10-year corporate tax cut plan.