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Bob Katter to spearhead attempt to overturn ban on rapid-action shotgun
Independent MP, whose son-in-law is the main importer of the Adler 110 that has been banned for a year, says he has always been ‘philosophically pro-gun’

Lenore Taylor Political editor

12, Oct, 2015 @9:02 AM

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Cashless welfare card plan stalled after Labor and crossbench call for more time
Labor and a number of key crossbenchers have said more time is needed to refine legislation on trial of card in Ceduna and say consultation has been rushed

Shalailah Medhora

12, Oct, 2015 @8:32 AM

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Malcolm Turnbull warned to keep word on Nationals' control of water issues
Barnaby Joyce to meet with the PM after Liberal senator Anne Ruston given water role and environment department retains its water responsibilities

Daniel Hurst Political correspondent

12, Oct, 2015 @7:51 AM

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Tony Abbott inscrutable on backbench as Turnbull tries to balance old and new
The challenge for the new PM of deciding where to draw the line between courageous change and accepting previous policies was clear on the first day of parliament for the Turnbull ministry

Lenore Taylor Political editor

12, Oct, 2015 @7:17 AM

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Abbott looks on from backbench in Turnbull ministry's first question time – as it happened
Parliament resumes with Malcolm Turnbull’s new ministry in place, as Newspoll shows Labor and the Coalition on 50-50. As it happened...

Gabrielle Chan

12, Oct, 2015 @7:03 AM

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Liberal MP breaks ranks with Coalition to support Labor revenge porn bill
Karen McNamara supports bill co-sponsored by Labor MPs Tim Watts and Terri Butler to crack down on sharing of intimate sexual imagery without consent

Shalailah Medhora

12, Oct, 2015 @5:38 AM

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Marriage equality advocates to focus on securing parliamentary majority
Australian Marriage Equality unveils new strategy, saying that even with Coalition plan for plebiscite it is essential to win support of most MPs

Michael Safi

12, Oct, 2015 @5:10 AM

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Protesting doctors refuse to say if they would discharge children into detention
Victorian government backs ‘brave decision’ of staff at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s hospital to speak out

Melissa Davey

12, Oct, 2015 @4:31 AM

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Mining company being sued over gas leaks gave money to LNP and Labor
Linc Energy faces charges over alleged leaks of toxic gas into air and groundwater near its Chinchilla coal gasification plant that took place during period when donations were made

Oliver Milman and Nick Evershed

12, Oct, 2015 @3:50 AM

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Tony Windsor threatens to sue Barnaby Joyce over Shenhua mine comments
Former independent MP asks for apology after agriculture minister questions Windsor’s consistency over Shenhua coalmine on Liverpool Plains

Daniel Hurst Political correspondent

12, Oct, 2015 @3:36 AM

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Liberal Russell Broadbent calls for end to 'unacceptable' detention of children
Backbencher says public opinion has shifted on mandatory detention of asylum seekers, that ‘the Australian people are standing up and saying nup, not on’

Shalailah Medhora

12, Oct, 2015 @2:58 AM

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Turnbull government takes aim at Melbourne traffic congestion
Greg Hunt backs widening the Monash freeway, building the cross-city Metro Rail project – and resurrecting the dumped East West Link

Oliver Milman

12, Oct, 2015 @1:54 AM

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