politics

Why US leaders fail to fix the economy

A former legal adviser to Vice President Joe Biden questions Barack Obama’s reforms on multinational tax evasion during a Melbourne visit. Donal Shiel reports.

Citrus Farmers Fear Backpacker Tax

Submissions have now closed for the government’s review of the 32.5% working holiday visa tax rate, to be officially released in mid October. However, will the high rate force backpackers to leave Australia and find work elsewhere? Christine Byllaardt reports.

Is Corboy Cathy’s real challenger?

Nationals candidate Marty Corboy is in a three-way battle with Liberals Sophie Mirabella and Independent Cathy McGowan, writes Jacob Lynch.

House prices putting pressure on Holt

Families fear being locked out of Holt’s property market making housing affordability a major election issue. James Willis and Justine Vemer report.

Murphy aims for a slam Dunkley

Labor candidate Peta Murphy is hoping to create a more unified community in the electorate of Dunkley, report Dylan Bruce and Samuel Seedsman.

Frankston on edge over ice epidemic

How to deal with drug-related assaults and break-ins has become a key election issue for residents in the diverse Dunkley electorate south-east of Melbourne, report Courtney Gillespie, Taylah Smith, Claire Towns and Alicia Titchmarsh.

 

Mirabella: “I won’t be intimidated”

Sophie Mirabella held the Liberal seat of Indi from 2001 to 2013 and now she’s fighting to win again. Freya Fajgman and Riley Hefron report.

Elderly seek help in retirement

A community group in Dunkley is calling for more funds to be allocated to retiree services, reports Ruby O’Brien