Author: Roger Atkins

As a parent, you already know that your job is to keep your children safe, healthy, and happy. One day, though, they’ll fly the proverbial coop and be responsible for themselves. Luckily, the lessons you teach them now can help them make difficult choices in...

FEDERAL BUDGET – WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR: THE BIG PICTURE * With the COVID-19 pandemic, flooding and Ukraine-Russia war creating headwinds, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is emphasising the theme “economic strength is the foundation of national security”. * Economists expect a budget deficit slightly better than the $98.9...

Scott Morrison has warned that Australia is not immune from the negative global economic fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The prime minister told a business conference in Perth the world is facing the biggest energy shock since the 1970s. “That is likely to depress global growth...

Pensioners will see a $20 per fortnight boost to their payments from Sunday as the federal government raises the welfare payment. Australia’s aged and disability support pensions, along with carer’s payments, will rise from March 20 to cover rising inflation. The boost means a $20.10 per fortnight...

The Australian economy is heading back to its long-term trend after being hit by the COVID-19 Omicron variant in the early stages on 2022. The Westpac-Melbourne Institute leading index, which indicates the likely pace of economic activity three to nine months into the future, rose from...

Scott Morrison believes increasing demand for the critical minerals required for the global transition to clean energy will present significant new opportunities for Western Australia’s resources sector for decades to come. The prime minister told the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA that demand for critical...

The rising cost of living has shaped up to be a major issue ahead of the federal election, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison aimed to shift debate back to the economy. It comes as Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has drawn level with Mr Morrison as preferred...

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says any decision to ease pressure on sharply rising petrol prices won’t be announced until the federal budget. The prime minister’s comments came after two Nationals MPs called on the federal government to cut the fuel excise as petrol prices continue to...