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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.

May 13, 2019

Labor spokesman for agriculture Minister Joel Fitzgibbon claims the agriculture sector has remained static for a decade.

May 10, 2019

United Australia Party candidate Joseph O’Connor claims it’s becoming intensely difficult for first-home buyers to enter the Sydney market.

May 10, 2019

Former Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce claims Tamworth would have run dry if he'd not engineered a major upgrade for the local Chaffey Dam.

May 9, 2019

Fraser Anning's Conservative National Party candidate for Bendigo Julie Hoskin claims the Victorian city is the subject of a UN dictate.

May 8, 2019

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg defends his government’s decision not to increase unemployment benefits.

May 8, 2019

Prime Minister Scott Morrison accused Greens leader Richard Di Natale of siding with animal rights’ activists who’ve staged a series of protests and farm break-ins.

May 7, 2019

Prime Minister Scott Morrison defends his tax reform plan and its impact on the highest-income earners.

May 7, 2019

Labor leader Bill Shorten claims the most reliable predictor of cancer survival is not a patient’s health or family history - but income.

May 6, 2019

Shadow Finance Minister Jim Chalmers claims Labor’s $500 million pledge to upgrade hospital emergency departments is desperately needed to improve wait times.

May 6, 2019

National Party deputy leader Senator Bridget McKenzie claims Australians had taken to renewables “with open arms” and her government should be congratulated for its costed climate change policy.

May 3, 2019

United Australia Party (UAP) leader Clive Palmer wants nuclear reactors built in South Australia to boost investment and jobs in a state he claims is a backwater.

May 3, 2019

Prime Minister Scott Morrison claims Australia needs more new young farmers to support the current ageing man on the land who is over 60.

May 2, 2019

Labor MP Brian Mitchell claims the government's record on road infrastructure in the island state amounts to nought.

May 2, 2019

One Nation senator Peter Georgiou claims Western Australia has the nation's highest unemployment rate and is not receiving its fair share of a government program to subsidise apprenticeships.

May 1, 2019

NSW Labor Senator Kristina Keneally claims the government's bill for franking credits is bigger than the money it commits to public education.

May 1, 2019

Regional Services Minister Bridget McKenzie has accused Labor of blatantly "cut and pasting" the coalition's policy to improve communications in the bush.

April 30, 2019

NSW Liberal senator Jim Molan’s how to vote card includes claims about his role in the Iraq war and stopping refugee boats.

April 29, 2019

Trade Minister Simon Birmingham says the government’s record trade surplus is helping to fuel economic growth.

April 29, 2019

ALP health spokesperson Catherine King touts Labor’s $2.4 billion Pensioner Dental Plan aimed at grey voters.

April 26, 2019

Senator Cory Bernardi accuses Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews of spending more than Clive Palmer on federal election campaign advertising.

April 26, 2019

Former WA Liberal premier Colin Barnett warns any preference deal with Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party could cost the party dearly.

April 25, 2019

Greens senator Richard Di Natale claims methane leaks from gas projects are the nation's fastest growing source of carbon emissions.

April 25, 2019

Industry Super Australia chairman Greg Combet claims Australia’s superannuation pool is growing faster than GDP and the ASX.

April 24, 2019

Prime Minister Scott Morrison claims Labor, the Greens and the union movement all support the reintroduction of a "death tax".

April 24, 2019

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young claims 90 per cent of agriculture in the Murray-Darling Basin will be lost if Australia fails to reduce carbon pollution.

April 23, 2019

Immigration Minister David Coleman claims there will be no limit to the number of people entering Australia for up to 10 years under Labor’s long-stay parent visa policy.

April 23, 2019

Labor MP for Herbert in north Queensland Cathy O'Toole is urging fellow politicians to support mining in the Galilee Basin, to assist voters, especially young voters, struggling to get work.

April 22, 2019

Labor employment spokesman Brendan O’Connor claims the coalition is responsible for Australia's persistently high rate of underemployment.

April 22, 2019

Labor leader Bill Shorten claims the Morrison government is “hiding” $77 billion in tax cuts for the highest paid taxpayers, at the cost of everyday Australians.

April 18, 2019

Former Greens leader Bob Brown claims the greenhouse gasses from his Hobart- Queensland Adani protest convoy will amount to less than 30 seconds of emissions from the future mine.

April 18, 2019

Kathy Ganley, the Country Liberal Party candidate for the NT seat of Solomon, claims small-scale onshore oil drilling will greatly benefit the territory’s economy.

April 17, 2019

The Migration Council of Australia claims over 220,000 people are waiting for their Australian citizenship applications to be progressed, the highest figure ever.

April 17, 2019

Labor leader Bill Shorten claims the government's inaction on climate change has led to Australia's natural disasters bill topping $18 billion per year.

April 16, 2019

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg claims our economy is in great shape.

April 16, 2019

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg claims Opposition leader Bill Shorten was responsible for funding a left-wing lobby group.

April 15, 2019

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson says the government needs to put the brakes on foreign ownership of Australian land.

April 15, 2019

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says ordinary Australians including police are future-proofing their security by buying property.

April 12, 2019

Labor's treasury spokesman Chris Bowen claims Australia has the second highest level of household debt in the developed world.

April 11, 2019

While announcing the federal election Prime Minister Scott Morrison claims that bulk-billing rates in Australia are at their highest level.

April 3, 2019

The Greens claim more new funds have been allocated in the federal budget for a Cairns road project than on climate change.

March 29, 2019

One Nation claims Al Jazeera supports Islamic extremist groups following the TV network’s documentary on the party’s attempt to secure political donations from America’s National Rifle Association.

March 22, 2019

NSW upper house Liberal Democrat candidate David Leyonhjelm blames South Australia for NSW’s water woes.

March 21, 2019

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet claims NSW’s economy has risen from worst to best in Australia under the coalition government.

March 21, 2019

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian claims NSW residents have the cheapest power bills in the country.

March 20, 2019

A Labor election advertisement claims NSW households pay the most expensive power costs in the developed world.

March 19, 2019

NSW Labor and National candidates are divided over the need for a Great Koala National Park.

March 18, 2019

NSW Health spokesman Walt Secord announces Labor’s remedy to cure hospital emergency overcrowding.

March 15, 2019

Independent Tamworth candidate and councillor Mark Rodda accuses NSW ministers of gifting funds to government-held seats for “unworthy” arts projects.

March 14, 2019

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian warns the SFF and its gun policies are dangerous.

March 13, 2019

Labor candidate for Tweed and former police officer Craig Elliot cites policing as a key issue in his electorate.

March 12, 2019

NSW shadow education minister Jihad Dib claims Labor has a stronger record of supporting teachers.

March 11, 2019

Premier Gladys Berejiklian claims to have delivered the state’s lowest unemployment rate in history.

March 8, 2019

Federal shadow communications spokeswoman Michelle Rowland blames the NBN for Australia falling to 60th in the world for internet speed

March 7, 2019

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard claims emergency departments are operating more efficiently under his government

March 6, 2019

NSW Opposition Leader Michael Daley claims fire sprinklers were removed from Allianz stadium to support the case to rebuild.

March 5, 2019

Linda Scott, president of Local Government NSW (LGNSW), Labor councillor and deputy mayor of the City of Sydney Council, wants to work with the NSW government to help solve the recycling “crisis”.

March 4, 2019

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian promises that if re-elected work will start next year on a fast new $6.4 billion Metro West rail line from Sydney’s west to the city.

March 1, 2019

Health Minister Brad Hazzard claims NSW is the winner in providing on-time elective surgery.

Feb 28, 2019

The Berejiklian government has promised to lift the number of free TAFE (Technical And Further Education) and VET (Vocational Education Training) courses to nearly 700,000 over four years.

Feb 27, 2019

A proposal to raise the stamp duty on cars costing more than $100,000 has led to concerns about the impacts for rural and regional Australians.

Feb 26, 2019

NSW Labor's transport spokeswoman Jodi McKay commits $412 million to build more cycleways and footpaths.

Feb 25, 2019

NSW Opposition Leader Michael Daley pledges $1.4 billion to build bricks-and-mortar classrooms in public schools.

Feb 13, 2019

Energy Minister Angus Taylor wants to do more to protect electricity consumers.

Jan 31, 2019

Prime Minister Scott Morrison commits to Australia meeting its carbon emissions reduction targets.

Jan 17, 2019

West Australian Premier Mark McGowan predicts more people will be eating WA rock lobster thanks to government intervention.

Jan 17, 2019

Nursing home residents are increasingly being restrained with drugs, says Council on the Ageing chief executive Ian Yates.

Jan 9, 2019

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton wants to publicly identify Australia’s convicted child sex offenders.

Dec 20, 2018

Domestic violence campaigner Libby Lloyd wants more funding for programs that reduce violence against women and children.

Dec 13, 2018

Butterfly Foundation chief executive Christine Morgan welcomes more medicare-funded treatments for people with eating disorders.

Dec 6, 2018

The Pedestrian Council of Australia's Harold Scruby says negligent pedestrians should get on-the-spot fines.