Super vs surplus

Super vs surplus

The Albanese government has given Australian women an early International Women’s Day present, announcing it will finally start paying superannuation on paid parental leave, addressing a gap that currently leaves women with, on average, 25 per cent less super than men...
False premises

False premises

The “expectations management” game is fully underway ahead of Saturday’s byelection, as both major parties try to position themselves as the underdog in Dunkley. Anthony Albanese and Peter Dutton are citing wildly different stats to claim that theirs is the weaker...
Taxing times

Taxing times

It has been quite a day for Anthony Albanese. After this morning announcing his engagement to partner Jodie Haydon, the PM then took his turn boasting about Labor’s Stage Three tax reforms in the House of Representatives, crowing about how every Australian will now...
Let’s talk about tax, baby

Let’s talk about tax, baby

Independent senator David Pocock has a big ask. He would like to see a “mature conversation about tax”, amid a juvenile debate over broken promises, and breathless commentary about the PM’s “duplicity”. Pocock has sought to put tax exemptions for property investors...