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Three in four Australians believe US ties increase chance of war involvement in Asia, poll shows
Lowy Institute’s foreign policy poll also finds 74% of respondents support democracy over any other form of government

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

28, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Andrew Barr says doubling ACT representation in Senate may be ‘appropriate’ in light of census
Population data could renew push to increase territory senate numbers, ACT chief minister says

Paul Karp and Josh Butler

28, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Uber and Transport Workers’ Union strike agreement on gig economy employment standards
Ride-sharing giant and union support an independent regulatory body to create industry-wide standards and resolve disputes

Josh Taylor

28, Jun, 2022 @10:10 AM

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Ten things we learned from the 2021 census results: Christianity in decline and Australia hits 25 million
Christianity is in decline, millennials are catching up to boomers, and everyone was at home. Insights from the pandemic census night

Caitlin Cassidy

28, Jun, 2022 @9:49 AM

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Australia’s 35 newly elected MPs head to ‘parliament school’
New MPs will hear from clerks, whips, former MPs, the outgoing speaker, the federal police and Asio on the inner workings of Parliament House

Sarah Martin and Paul Karp

28, Jun, 2022 @8:49 AM

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Queensland gives environmental approval to New Acland coalmine expansion
Activists horrified by decision to give green light to stage three of the New Hope Group’s controversial mine

Joe Hinchliffe

28, Jun, 2022 @8:46 AM

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Australia records 75 Covid deaths as data shows fatalities rising since March – as it happened
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Elias Visontay and Stephanie Convery (earlier)

28, Jun, 2022 @8:38 AM

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India now third most common place of birth of Australian residents, census results show
ABS data shows that in 2021 more than 600,000 residents were born in India, overtaking China and New Zealand

Caitlin Cassidy

28, Jun, 2022 @7:12 AM

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Labor extends term of Australian defence force chief Angus Campbell by two years
Defence minister Richard Marles says continuity in ADF leadership important for Aukus but warns of nuclear-powered submarine delay

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

28, Jun, 2022 @6:41 AM

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Census 2021: how Covid-19 changed Australia – search the ABS data for your town or suburb
The first lot of ABS data from the 2021 Australian census is out. Use our interactive map to find out how your area was affected by coronavirus demographic changes and more

Nick Evershed, Andy Ball, Josh Nicholas and Marni Cordell

28, Jun, 2022 @5:22 AM

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NSW premier learned of John Barilaro’s interest in New York trade job in a ‘social setting’
Dominic Perrottet insists he had nothing to do with hiring process and ‘no recollection’ of being asked for approval

Michael McGowan

28, Jun, 2022 @5:16 AM

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Liberal MP was ‘patron’ of Queensland gun club for which he claimed to have ‘secured’ $20,000 grant
Ross Vasta says he had ‘no decision-making power over the process or the outcome’ in grant to Belmont Branch of the Sporting Shooters Association

Christopher Knaus

28, Jun, 2022 @12:00 AM

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