The next election is as much about Labor v Liberals as young v old | Stephen Koukoulas

Labor’s policies on housing and the tax treatment of dividends favour young people. Will they turn up at the ballot box in support?

For younger Australians who are increasingly disaffected and angry about the growth of intergenerational inequality in housing, superannuation and education, there will be a clear choice at the next election.

With its latest policy on the tax treatment of dividend imputation, Labor has added to its policy agenda that promises to tackle some of the intergenerational unfairness that has built up in recent decades.

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Tony Abbott backs Peter Dutton’s call for visas for white South African farmers

Former PM sides with home affairs minister after Julie Bishop and Mathias Cormann stress Australia’s humanitarian visa program is nondiscriminatory

The former prime minister Tony Abbott has sided with Peter Dutton’s call for white South African farmers to be protected in Australia, warning of a “national crisis” and alleging farmers are being “brutally murdered”.

After fierce criticism from South Africa over the home affairs minister’s call for “special treatment”, several Turnbull government ministers including Julie Bishop and Mathias Cormann have publicly stressed the nondiscriminatory nature of the humanitarian visa program.

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