Housing The government may have to expand its plan to build 30,000 new homes, to win Greens support.
Labor’s $10bn housing fund at risk of falling over

A key Labor election pledge to build 30,000 new affordable homes under a $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund is at risk of being defeated.

NATO accuses Putin of dangerous nuclear rhetoric

Russian President Vladimir Putin insists Russia would not violate its nuclear non-proliferation promises by stationing tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus.

Final data coming to inform next RBA rates decision

Retail sales data and the monthly consumer price index will offer some insights into spending behaviour and the likely trajectory for inflation.

Hong Kong police keep tight tabs on authorised protest

A small group of demonstrators, some required to wear numbered lanyards, have been allowed to protest a proposed rubbish processing project in Hong Kong.

MEDICINE STOCK Allowing a two-month supply of medicines to be provided will halve dispensing fees, GPs say.
Longer scripts will make GP visits cheaper: doctors

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has put forward its budget requests to the federal government, saying reform could save money and time.

Cuba heads to the polls, all eyes on voter turnout

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, who voted in his hometown, says citizens will have the last word as the country votes in a national election.

BETTING STOCK The gambling report found lotteries and scratchies are the most common products bought by consumers.
Two in five Australians gamble every week

New data from the Australian Gambling Research Centre has revealed the extent of harm gambling is causing to Australians.