Peter Dutton says the Coalition achieved ‘record’ defence spending after it fell to the lowest level since 1938 under the previous Labor government. Is that correct?

Peter Dutton says the Coalition achieved ‘record’ defence spending after it fell to the lowest level since 1938 under the previous Labor government. Is that correct?

The claim At a press conference during a visit to a Queensland defence industry business, Opposition Leader Peter Dutton sought to burnish his party’s credentials on defence spending. “When we were in government, we had a record spending on defence,” he said. “Under Labor it had been down to the lowest level since 1938 and we … Read more

Mid North Coast tourist operators report last-minute rush to use Dine and Discover NSW vouchers

Mid North Coast tourist operators report last-minute rush to use Dine and Discover NSW vouchers

Mid North Coast tourism operators say they’ve been hit by a pre-school holiday rush, thanks to a last-minute surge in people cashing in their NSW Dine and Discover Vouchers. Key points: Mid North Coast operators have reported a last-minute rush to use Dine & Discover ahead of the June 30 cut-off date $16.1 million dollars’ worth … Read more

Alice Springs homelessness increasing, accommodation provider reports tripling in requests for help

Alice Springs homelessness increasing, accommodation provider reports tripling in requests for help

Under the cold Red Centre skies, David Pearsall is woken by mice gnawing at his frost-covered tent set up behind Telegraph Station. Key points: The number of people sleeping rough in Alice Springs is increasing with homelessness service providers receiving up to triple the number of requests for assistance NT Shelter says a more “proactive” approach … Read more