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Caitlin Cassidy (now) and Mostafa Rachwani (earlier)

26, May, 2022 @5:38 AM

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October trial date set for Bernard Collaery nearly four years after charges laid
Lawyers hope to appeal against decision to block access to documents about Timor-Leste espionage operation

Christopher Knaus

26, May, 2022 @2:10 AM

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Scott Morrison confirms he will remain in politics after election defeat
Former PM says he will back new Liberal leader and downplays loss, saying party ‘will regroup’

Katharine Murphy Political editor

26, May, 2022 @1:29 AM

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Amid the rubble of election defeat, are claims of a dying net zero agenda credible? | Temperature Check
Barnaby Joyce ponders ditching net zero, while Matt Canavan’s claim the climate goal is ‘a failed agenda’ globally dismissed as ‘laughably untrue’

Graham Readfearn

26, May, 2022 @12:12 AM

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Tasmanian parliament to expand to 35 lower house seats amid concerns about ministerial burnout
Citing huge workloads for MPs, premier will introduce bill to increase House of Assembly, reversing 1998 reduction

Adam Morton and Australian Associated Press

25, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Border force broke with recent convention when it sent election-day release about boat arrival
Agency’s statement, which triggered last-minute scare campaign from Liberals, prompts increasing questions about its independence

Christopher Knaus and Ben Doherty

25, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Refugee children handed anti-‘illegal migration’ playing cards, Australian charity says
Cards branded with Australian government’s Zero Chance logo and QR code to border force website distributed in Indonesia

Eden Gillespie

25, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Linda Burney says investigating Youpla funeral fund will be ‘top of my agenda’
Incoming Indigenous affairs minster says predicament of families affected by collapse of predatory funeral fund is ‘totally unacceptable’

Lorena Allam and Ben Butler

25, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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New Coalition MP was founding member of club promoting climate science denial
LNP member for Flynn, Colin Boyce, signed international statement rejecting climate crisis and criticised science in state parliament

Ben Smee

25, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Australia ‘louder than we should have been’ in criticising China, former Asio chief says
Sharp critique from Duncan Lewis comes as Chinese foreign minister embarks on ‘extraordinary’ Pacific island nation tour

Katharine Murphy Political editor

25, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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China’s Pacific plan is ‘clear’ but so is Australia’s intention to be regional partner of choice, Penny Wong says
As China pursues Pacific-wide security pact, foreign minister says ‘after a lost decade we’ve got a lot of work to do to regain Australia’s position’

Daniel Hurst and Katharine Murphy

25, May, 2022 @10:06 AM

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Treasurer Jim Chalmers warns of ‘dire’ budget situation as inflation soars
Labor says deficit could blow out further while accusing the Coalition of failing to disclose budgetary pressures

Paul Karp

25, May, 2022 @8:37 AM

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