Australians lose $12 billion a year on the pokies.
Problem gamblers and their families are hit the hardest. The previous Labor government introduced some very modest but very important poker machine reforms. Tony Abbott wants to wreck these laws as a favour to big business and powerful special interest groups.
Tony Abbott’s clean energy repeal legislation has reached the Senate. We secured an agreement with Labor to consider the different elements of our clean energy laws separately to make it harder for Abbott to abolish initiatives like the Clean Energy Finance Corporation that are already working.
The Assistant Treasurer is on the record saying he’ll take another look at the CEFC. We need Coalition Senators to know exactly why the Clean Energy Finance Corporation is worth saving.
Mothers and fathers should never be forcefully removed from their newborn babies. That's obvious. But, distressingly, the practice of separating refugee families is taking place in Australia right now.