Hospitals are facing a crisis that will engulf the health system within a year, says the AMA president.

'Systematic child abuse sanctioned by the government': AMA president Brian Owler.

Taxpayers billed for government mistake (lies) over Save the Children workers on Nauru http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/taxpayers-billed-for-federal-government-mistake-over-nauru-charity-workers-20160506-gonynt.html via @theage #auspol

Abbott government to announce anti-vaccination parents will lose benefits-Social Services Minister Scott Morrison.

First refugees sent to Cambodia under $55m deal have left

International rights organisations have rounded on Australia's deal to relocate refugees held on Nauru to Cambodia.

The Turnbull government will run an $8 million national security ad blitz during the election campaign.

Ads will appear on TV, radio, print, online and on outdoor displays from this week until June

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will enjoy lunch with some of China's richest and more powerful people when he visits Shanghai on Thursday but Australian taxpayers will be picking up the nearly $300,000 bill.  Read more…

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will enjoy a lavish lunch with some of China's rich and powerful when he visits Shanghai on Thursday, but Australian taxpayers .

True cost to taxpayers of investigating wind farm complaints tops $2.5 million  Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/true-cost-to-taxpayers-of-investigating-wind-farm-complaints-tops-25-million-20160401-gnvwoc.html#ixzz44XxwsP7W  Follow us: @smh on Twitter | sydneymorningherald on Facebook

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt says "emerging" wind power such as new turbines or offshore wind farms may be eligible for funding from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

The Parliamentary Budget Office says a Greens policy to close offshore detention centres would save $2.9 billion but warns its costing is not reliable.

Australians rally to demand end to governments overseas refugee camps (VIDEOS PHOTOS) - News Unfiltered

Federal politicians will keep the vast majority of their parliamentary perks but their spending will be subject greater scrutiny under changes to the entitlements system being considered by the Turnbull government.

Federal politicians will keep the vast majority of their parliamentary perks but their spending will be subject greater scrutiny under changes to the entitlements system being considered by the Turnbull government.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has hailed a $55 million asylum-seeker resettlement deal with Cambodia that risks resettling only one or two refugees as “a pretty good outcome”.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has hailed a $55 million asylum-seeker resettlement deal with Cambodia that risks resettling only one or two refugees as “a pretty good outcome”.

Forget the pundits, budget papers show Coalition – not Labor – wrecked the budget  What’s fascinating about mainstream budget punditry is that it’s essentially a fact-free zone. This is ironic, because it is one area of public policy where data is straightforward and readil…

Forget the pundits, budget papers show Coalition – not Labor – wrecked the budget

Forget the pundits, budget papers show Coalition – not Labor – wrecked the budget What’s fascinating about mainstream budget punditry is that it’s essentially a fact-free zone. This is ironic, because it is one area of public policy where data is straightforward and readil…

The federal government spent more than $400,000 sending Environment Minister Greg Hunt and senior public servants on a flurry of overseas lobbying trips to avoid an embarrassing "in danger" listing for the Great Barrier Reef.

A wonderful place for you! The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system, composed of over individual reefs & 900 islands stretching for over km over an area of approximately square.

Why the budget deficit is largely irrelevant  A focus on the budget deficit is a reflection of how warped the economic policy debate has become in Australia over the past decade or so.

Why the budget deficit is largely irrelevant

Scott Morrison needs to hike taxes, cut spending to save AAA: Moody's  Read more: http://www.afr.com/news/policy/budget/scott-morrison-needs-to-hike-taxes-cut-spending-to-save-aaa-moodys-20160414-go607c#ixzz45mgh5yuF  Follow us: @FinancialReview on Twitter | financialreview on Facebook

Treasurer Scott Morrison reveals little 'integrity' as budget approaches The Treasurer, Scott Morrison, now concedes his first budget will contain "revenue measures".

Federal Minister for Defence Marise Payne booked VIP flights for 16 passengers, including staff and a dozen MPs, costing taxpayers $2,223 for each one-way ticket to Perth.

Taxpayers foot $35,000 bill for VIP flights to fly MPs home

Federal Minister for Defence Marise Payne booked VIP flights for 16 passengers, including staff and a dozen MPs, costing taxpayers $2,223 for each one-way ticket to Perth.

"What I have seen has been very disappointing for $80 million in your taxpayers' money."   Read more: http://www.afr.com/news/politics/election/jacqui-lambie-flabbergasted-that-secret-files-contained-nothing-much-20160321-gnnuq8#ixzz43ucAkLzN  Follow us: @FinancialReview on Twitter | financialreview on Facebook

Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie says she was "absolutely flabbergasted" at the secret volumes produced by the trade union royal commission.

Australia losing $6b annual revenue due to multinational tax dodge: Oxfam

The world's poorest people, and women in particular, bear the brunt of global tax dodging, says Oxfam.

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