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Religious discrimination bill: moderate Liberals strike deal to protect gay students
Proposed amendments to Sex Discrimination Act may not be enough to see legislation pass lower house this week

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

01, Dec, 2021 @9:32 AM

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Controversial mitochondrial donation legalised after conscience vote
Maeve’s law will legalise partial DNA donations, allowing women to give birth without passing on a genetic disease

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

01, Dec, 2021 @8:37 AM

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Coalition MPs cross floor to support Craig Kelly vaccine mandate motion – as it happened
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Caitlin Cassidy (earlier) and Amy Remeikis (earlier) and Tory Shepherd (earlier)

01, Dec, 2021 @7:50 AM

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Labor backs bill forcing charities to reveal donors in deal with government for dropping voter ID laws
Legal expert says legislation is ‘an effort to silence’ charities the Coalition government ‘doesn’t like’

Paul Karp

01, Dec, 2021 @6:37 AM

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Christian Porter bemoans ‘harshness of politics’ as he announces he’ll quit parliament
Former attorney general will not recontest his seat of Pearce in Western Australia at next year’s federal election

Paul Karp

01, Dec, 2021 @5:33 AM

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Health minister Greg Hunt expected to quit politics at 2022 federal election
Hunt has held the seat of Flinders since 2001 and is yet to comment on reports of his potential retirement

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

01, Dec, 2021 @4:42 AM

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‘Expiry’ date labels needed to guide Australians shopping for white goods and electronics, report finds
Productivity Commission’s ‘right to repair’ report recommends a pilot scheme be adopted to advise consumers of durability of devices

Josh Taylor

01, Dec, 2021 @4:10 AM

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Biden adviser says Australia won’t lose sovereignty under Aukus, warns China wants to ‘break’ country
Kurt Campbell says China’s attempts to drive Australia ‘to its knees’ through a trade war won’t succeed

Daniel Hurst

01, Dec, 2021 @3:34 AM

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Australia’s biggest privately funded battery under construction at Hazelwood power station site
Engie closed the coal-fired plant in 2017 and expects its new $150m battery to be operating by November 2022

Ben Butler

01, Dec, 2021 @2:47 AM

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NT police arrest three people who escaped from Howard Springs Covid quarantine facility
Trio allegedly jumped the fence at the open-air centre near Darwin early on Wednesday

Cait Kelly

01, Dec, 2021 @1:23 AM

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NSW has wettest November in 121 years of records
Some towns in the state experienced four times the usual rainfall as the La Nina weather event took hold, the Bureau of Meteorology records show

Peter Hannam

01, Dec, 2021 @1:10 AM

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One in six Australian birds are now threatened, landmark action plan finds
Once-in-a-decade study finds 216 out of 1,299 species are in danger – up from 195 in 2011

Lisa Cox

01, Dec, 2021 @12:27 AM

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