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Malcolm Fraser on asylum: 'No limits to the opposition's inhumanity' - audio

Former Liberal prime minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser shares his thoughts on the Coalition's new asylum policy

Oliver Laughland

16, Aug, 2013 @2:34 AM

Kevin Rudd's second week on the campaign trail – in pictures

Follow the second week of the Rudd campaign though the eyes of veteran political photographer Mike Bowers

Mike Bowers/Global Mail

16, Aug, 2013 @2:14 AM

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Do same-sex couples earn 29% more?

The Conversation tests the claim by the Christian Democrat party that 'mum and dad taxpayers are getting a bad deal'

Anna Reimondos, Edith Gray and Roger Wilkins

16, Aug, 2013 @12:07 AM

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Tony Abbott at Oxford: fighter, networker, Thatcherite
Twenty-two months in England transformed the beer-swilling, rugby song-singing chameleon – and gave him a new hero

Andy Beckett

15, Aug, 2013 @11:02 PM

The Australian Coalition's "environment versus economy" problem: The Roast - video

Our dedicated election coverage continues. Climate Alert raises issues with both parties' carbon reduction policies

15, Aug, 2013 @8:00 PM

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Letter reveals Adfa chief's fury over defence minister's leaked report

Bruce Kafer threatened court action if Stephen Smith didn't give him a chance to clear his name in wake of Skype sex scandal

Helen Davidson

15, Aug, 2013 @8:44 AM

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Election 2013 analysis: a feeding frenzy, but nothing to get your teeth into

There are so many sharks being jumped in this campaign that it's turned into Sharknado

Lenore Taylor, political editor

15, Aug, 2013 @6:27 AM

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Peter Slipper to stand again for Sunshine Coast seat

Former Speaker says he faces David and Goliath battle as his wife stands by her 'really nice, decent' man

Gabrielle Chan, political correspondent

15, Aug, 2013 @5:32 AM

Election 2013: Labor ads attack Abbott on hidden cuts - video

Labor uses adverts to undermine Tony Abbott - who has been forced to defend comments linking same sex marriage to a fashion trend

15, Aug, 2013 @5:07 AM

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Kevin Rudd backs 20% company tax rate for Northern Territory

Stimulus plan very similar to Coalition proposal to create special economic zones that was derided as 'crazy talk' by Labor

Lenore Taylor, political editor

15, Aug, 2013 @4:24 AM

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Tony Abbott 'may keep tobacco tax rise'

Citing a 'budget emergency', opposition leader says Coalition would be reluctant to reject even disliked savings measures

Gabrielle Chan, political correspondent

15, Aug, 2013 @3:35 AM

Katy Perry tells Tony Abbott she wouldn't vote for him - video

US pop star Katy Perry has told oppposition leader Tony Abbott she wouldn't vote for him because of his stance on gay marriage

14, Aug, 2013 @11:37 PM

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