David Baker talks with ABC News Breakfast about the significant issue of affordability for families needing childcare and how improvements could be made to government assistance funding to childcare that would see families better able to afford childcare services.
Booms bust: Tassie budget misses chance to invest in future
Today’s State budget has reflected our strengthening economy, built on the back of our clean and green image. The boom, fuelled by growth in tourism and the property market, has increased revenue, delivering a surplus of $54 million dollars.
Queenslanders don’t want Adani subsidies: Poll
A new ReachTEL poll of 1,618 Queenslanders shows strong opposition to state and federal subsidies for the Adani coal proposal, including among LNP and One Nation voters.
-Polling results in attachment below-
For Hume the Bell Tolls
The Southern Highlands has a diverse economy, with its band of towns and its proximity to major cities giving it an economic structure similar to NSW as a whole, but with a special focus on tourism, agriculture and manufacturing.
For Hume the Bell Tolls: Impacts of the Hume Coal project on Southern Highlands businesses
A new report by The Australia Institute provides in-depth analysis of the proposed Hume Coal project, finding that it could damage the economy of the Southern Highlands region in NSW.
African white elephant: Australian taxpayers could finance South African coal
African white elephant, a report released today by Jubilee Australia and The Australia Institute examines the proposal for Australia’s export credit agency to fund a coal mine in South Africa.
Should Australian taxpayers finance a South African coal mine?
Australia’s export credit agency, Efic, is a government-owned, taxpayer-backed organisation that aims to assist Australian exporters with financial services.
Targeted: Review of limit on tax advice deductions
New analysis of tax data shows that limiting the deduction for managing tax affairs to $3,000 is likely to impact only very high income earners.