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Brisbane company worth just $8 when awarded $385m Nauru offshore processing contract
Since 2017 the contract – originally for $385m – has been amended seven times without competitive tender

Ben Doherty and Ben Butler

25, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Accessible housing: disabled people left behind by ‘shameful’ building code stance in NSW, WA and SA
Changes to the National Construction Code will ensure new builds have basic accessibility features, but three states are shying away

Stephanie Convery

25, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘Keep the bastards honest’: former Australian Democrats leader joins high-profile group backing independents
Exclusive: Meg Lees joins former Liberal leader John Hewson and Labor veteran Barry Jones on Climate 200 advisory council

Katharine Murphy Political editor

25, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Morrison accuses critics of wanting ‘kangaroo court’ as Liberal MP crosses floor over integrity bill
PM says Gladys Berejiklian was ‘done over’ by NSW Icac but Tasmanian MP Bridget Archer says government needs to act

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

25, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Scott Morrison says gay teachers should not be fired under religious discrimination laws
Prime minister aims to dampen criticism that bill could enable discrimination at religious schools

Paul Karp

25, Nov, 2021 @9:06 AM

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Scott Morrison roared like a caged beast and lunged for a human shield in the form of Gladys Berejiklian | Katharine Murphy
But that didn’t alter the fact his long-promised federal integrity commission legislation is not yet in the parliament

Katharine Murphy

25, Nov, 2021 @8:52 AM

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PM targeted on integrity bill in question time – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Josh Taylor (now) and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

25, Nov, 2021 @8:39 AM

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Senate scuttles Coalition crackdown on charity advocacy work
In a major defeat for the Morrison government, crossbenchers joined Labor and the Greens to disallow rules charities say were designed to silence them

Paul Karp and Christopher Knaus

25, Nov, 2021 @8:36 AM

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‘Won’t stop this repeated behaviour’: campaigners decry $200,000 fine for Whitehaven Coal water theft
Critics say penalty does not come close to reflecting seriousness of miner taking 1bn litres of water without a licence over three years

Lisa Cox

25, Nov, 2021 @7:16 AM

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‘Tinfoil hat wearing tossers’: NT chief minister and Aboriginal elders hit back at Covid ‘false information’
Michael Gunner criticises ‘ridiculous, untrue rumours’ on social media about defence force involvement in Katherine outbreak

Lorena Allam Indigenous affairs editor

25, Nov, 2021 @7:14 AM

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Munga-Thirri-Simpson desert declared Australia’s biggest national park after 10-year campaign
New park in South Australia is twice the size of Kakadu and home to more than 900 species of plants and animals

Royce Kurmelovs

25, Nov, 2021 @6:34 AM

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Torrential rain to hit NSW and Queensland this weekend amid wet summer outlook
A ‘wet and stormy’ few days of weather is predicted in New South Wales, with more than a dozen flood warnings in place

Caitlin Cassidy

25, Nov, 2021 @6:17 AM

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