Workers earning up to $80,000 a year will get a tax cut to compensate them for higher living costs caused by the Gillard Government’s $23 a tonne carbon tax.July 10, 2011, 10:01 am
Julia Gillard has secured a politically marketable scheme to price carbon that is aimed at inoculating her embattled Government from a householder backlash while achieving credible tax reform.July 11, 2011, 2:37 am
Households will be on average just 20¢ a week better off under Julia Gillard's carbon tax compensation package but her "Labor values" have skewed assistance heavily towards low and middle-income earners.July 11, 2011, 2:30 am
Tens of thousands of Australians are expected to enter the workforce or boost their hours as part of the overhaul of the income tax system.July 11, 2011, 2:27 am
The $23 a tonne carbon price will barely cause a ripple through the economy, the Government claims, but industry fears it will cost jobs and send some businesses to the wall.July 11, 2011, 2:20 am
The Gillard Government has managed to marry tax reform to climate change.July 11, 2011, 2:18 am
The $23 per tonne price on carbon pollution is an “historic” move that will lead to a surge in renewable energy, the Australian Greens say.July 10, 2011, 1:30 pm
Julia Gillard has gone for a soft start in her carbon plan that is both politically marketable and, on first glance at least, environmentally sound.July 10, 2011, 10:05 am
Iconic Bondi Beach is not normally known as a winter wonderland.July 9, 2011, 1:05 pm
The average pensioner will be more than $200 better off even after the price impact of the carbon tax under a multi-billion-dollar compensation package to be unveiled by Julia Gillard tomorrow.July 9, 2011, 2:30 am
Tomorrow's announcement of the carbon tax will either begin Julia Gillard's political rejuvenation or hasten her end.July 9, 2011, 2:28 am
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been assured on the eve of launching her climate package that laws putting a price on carbon will pass parliament.July 8, 2011, 2:09 pm
The Indonesian crew of people smuggling boats who claim they are under 18 will be able to demand dental X-rays in a bid to prove their age and stay out of Australian prisons.July 8, 2011, 6:09 am
Julia Gillard has forced Labor's chief parliamentary disciplinarian to apologise personally to Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop for making a catcall, with the Prime Minister demanding both sides avoid sexist remarks.July 8, 2011, 5:47 am
Homebuyers will pay more than $5000 extra for an average new home under the Federal Government's proposed carbon tax, the housing industry warns.July 8, 2011, 2:50 am
As Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott began rehearsing their lines of attack on the carbon war, food companies were being threatened by a boycott from the activist group GetUp unless they disavowed an anti-carbon tax campaign being planned by the industry umbrella group.July 8, 2011, 2:48 am
Scientists are warning of a little-known skin cancer that is deadlier than melanoma and more common in WA than anywhere in the world.July 8, 2011, 2:40 am
Farmers' hopes of a fast resumption of the cattle trade were dealt a critical blow last night when Jakarta said it may not allow any new imports for three months.July 8, 2011, 2:30 am
Cattle industry heavyweight Paul Holmes a Court says pastoralists have learned that exporting live beasts is a privilege, not a right, and animal welfare guarantees are needed for the trade.July 7, 2011, 10:07 am
The nation's unemployment rate has remained steady at 4.9 per cent after 23,000 people got work through June, beating economists' expectations.July 7, 2011, 9:40 am
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