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June 13, 2019

Federal Liberal MP Craig Kelly claims Labor’s CO2 emission targets would have “smashed” Australia’s economy.

June 12, 2019

Alliance for Gambling Reform's Tim Costello compares Australia’s gambling “obsession” to America’s gun violence problem.

June 11, 2019

Former intelligence chief Dennis Richardson claims more than half of public servants live outside of the ACT.

June 7, 2019

Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad downplays the importance of the Adani Carmichael coal mine project, slated for central Queensland’s Galilee basin.

June 7, 2019

The first Chinese-Australian female federal MP has vowed to represent all members of her electorate, regardless of ethnicity or politics .

June 6, 2019

Premier Steven Marshall claims South Australia needs more people to address a skills shortage that’s negatively impacting his state’s economy.

June 5, 2019

Brisbane Airport executive Jim Parashos claims the city's airport expansion will eventually double capacity.

June 4, 2019

Labor spokeswoman for Home Affairs Kristina Keneally claims counterpart Peter Dutton has lost control of Australia's borders, including visa and citizenship processing.

June 3, 2019

Victorian Greens leader Samantha Ratnam says the Andrews Labor government has its priorities out of order in the state budget.

May 31, 2019

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive James Pearson claims increasing the minimum wage is risky because it is already at world-best rates.

May 31, 2019

On the eve of restrictions coming into effect in greater Sydney, NSW Water Minister Melinda Pavey wants everyone to reduce their water use.

May 30, 2019

Greens senator and disability spokesperson Jordon Steele-John claims the NDIA staffing cap was picked out of thin air.

May 29, 2019

Ipsos pollster Jess Elgood claims the theory that punters are smarter than pollsters at predicting elections results is dead.

May 28, 2019

Labor party leader Anthony Albanese vows to reconnect with 25 per cent of voters who he claims shunned the major parties at the federal election.

May 27, 2019

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW claims Australia's standard for sulphur dioxide (SO2) pollution fails to measure up to the World Health Organisation, US, China and the European Union.

May 23, 2019

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says the coalition’s workplace policies have reduced the number of days lost to industrial disputes.

May 17, 2019

Shadow treasury spokesman Chris Bowen claims a property investment report used by the Prime Minister to attack Labor also shows rents will also rise under the coalition.

May 16, 2019

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton claims Paul Keating almost destroyed his father's small business with his mismanagement of the economy.

May 16, 2019

NSW Liberal candidate for Gilmore Warren Mundine claims Labor will force homeowners to spend thousands of dollars installing electric vehicle charging stations if they build or renovate.

May 15, 2019

Independent NSW MP for Wentworth Kerryn Phelps claims the ocean is being choked by a flow of around nine million tonnes of plastic every year.

May 15, 2019

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud claims Australian farmers produce the world’s most environmentally sustainable food and fibre.

May 14, 2019

Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Simon Birmingham claims Labor’s abolition of the first home super saver scheme will net $400 million.

May 13, 2019

Prime Minister Scott Morrison claims his government is delivering on jobs and growth with over a million more Australians in work.

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