Polls may look bleak for the government, but it will start getting the credit if things improve on the jobs and wages front
It was a week of another lot of bad polls for the government, but it also brought good economic news and remains a very stark reminder that the next election will be a tough one for the Labor party to win.
Normally, commentary on polls is considered among the lowest form of political analysis since it tends to explain politics as a horse race, but having set the parameters himself, such commentary is expected with Malcolm Turnbull. When he challenged the then prime minister Tony Abbott in 2015, he said the government had “lost 30 Newspolls in a row. It is clear that the people have made up their mind about Mr Abbott’s leadership.” The fact that this week the Turnbull government has lost its 20th Newspoll in a row now takes on greater significance.
Terri Butler says former Liberal prime minister’s advertisements opposing marriage equality are ‘a bit rich’
The Labor frontbencher Terri Butler has hit out at the former Australian prime minister John Howard for taking out ads in major newspapers calling for people to vote no in the postal survey on same-sex marriage.
In the ads, Howard claimed there was less “generosity of spirit” on the yes side of the debate, because Labor and the Greens have refused to accept a no vote and would move to introduce same-sex marriage even if the majority of people vote no.
Australia’s food regulator says enzyme is for processing only but critics say it’s a flavour enhancer and should be on label
Activists have expressed alarm at a growing push by the food industry to hide new enzymes in everyday food products.
Australia’s food regulator, Food Standards Australia New Zealand, is currently considering an industry application to use a new protein-glutaminase to process food.
Richmond becomes a giant party as Tigers fans mark the end of their team’s 37-year premiership drought, in a dominant victory many supporters feared they would never witness.
It was supposed to be Adelaide’s third-ever flag, a cap on a brilliant finals series — but it all went wrong from the second quarter onwards.
Richmond broke a 37-year premiership drought by trouncing the Adelaide Crows by 48 points at the MCG. Relive all the magic yellow and black moments.
Trent Cotchin says his initial feeling as he became a Richmond premiership captain was “emptiness”, but pride soon took over as the siren sounded on the grand final.
Tigers superstar Dustin Martin became the first player in history to win the Brownlow and Norm Smith medals in the same week, completing a season on unprecedented excellence.
No more pain for Tigers fans, as their beloved Richmond crushes the Crows by 48 points to win their first flag since 1980.
His performance of the song at the NRL grand final has drawn the ire of conservatives, including Tony Abbott
American rapper, Macklemore, has pledged to donate the Australian proceeds from his track, Same Love, to the marriage equality campaign.
The artist revealed his plans on the eve of the rugby league final in Sydney, where he will perform the hit song.