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Labor urged to halve $8bn a year in fuel tax credits for trucks and heavy vehicles
Reforming the scheme would shrink the budget deficit and help Australia hit net zero emissions by 2050, the Grattan Institute says

Elias Visontay Transport and urban affairs reporter

05, Feb, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Hillsong Church names married couple as leaders after Brian Houston resignation – as it happened
Interim leaders Phil and Lucinda Dooley commissioned at Sydney morning service, streamed internationally

Cait Kelly and Royce Kurmelovs

05, Feb, 2023 @7:10 AM

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Bull shark likely behind fatal bite on 16-year-old Stella Berry in Perth’s Swan River
Experts urge swimmers to be cautious as more sharks are in the local estuaries at this time of year

Cait Kelly and Eden Gillespie

05, Feb, 2023 @6:55 AM

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Jim Chalmers says it’s absurd to expect him to copy Paul Keating as critics lash values-based capitalism essay
Treasurer says 2023 priorities include cost-of-living relief, a tax expenditure statement and the intergenerational report and wellbeing framework

Katharine Murphy Political editor

05, Feb, 2023 @5:46 AM

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Albanese declares Indigenous voice won’t impact First Nations sovereignty
Speaking ahead of the opening of the parliamentary year, the PM dismisses the notion of having a constitutional convention before the referendum

Katharine Murphy Political editor

05, Feb, 2023 @2:49 AM

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NSW Liberals promise households $250 in electricity bill support if re-elected
Dominic Perrottet says homes will be able to receive the rebate if they compare energy providers

Eden Gillespie

05, Feb, 2023 @1:34 AM

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Albanese says Indigenous voice next step in reconciliation and opponents ‘trying to start a culture war’
In a speech on Sunday, PM to argue referendum comes at a time of increasing polarisation when democracy needs to be ‘protected’

Katharine Murphy Political editor

04, Feb, 2023 @9:22 PM

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University property sell-offs heighten ‘dire’ housing shortage as students return to Australia
Some international students are frustrated by a lack of help from universities as they face ‘mind-blowing’ rents

Caitlin Cassidy and Stephanie Convery

04, Feb, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Parents turn to buy now, pay later schemes to meet Australia’s soaring school costs
Financial hardship support has not kept pace with the rising cost of uniforms, books, stationery and computers, peak body says

Jordyn Beazley

04, Feb, 2023 @7:00 PM

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LNP blocks Gerard Rennick recruits as party seeks to ‘keep out the cookers’
Liberal National party increasingly alert to attempts by the rightwing fringe to build influence since May’s federal election

Ben Smee

04, Feb, 2023 @7:00 PM

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‘Our fate rests on efforts like this’: the family restoring precious rainforest to its former glory
The mass clearing of Queensland tropics in the 20th century – and the force of cyclones – won’t deter an attempt to regenerate ancient growth

Penny van Oosterzee

04, Feb, 2023 @7:00 PM

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US hails progress in getting Australia nuclear-powered submarines ‘at the earliest possible date’
Defence minister Richard Marles says Aukus partners will all benefit from ‘three-way ecosystem’ as he meets with US counterpart Lloyd Austin

Tory Shepherd

04, Feb, 2023 @7:50 AM

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