Australian politics

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Inaccuracy of robodebt scheme ‘known issue’ but was ‘only way’ to do more reviews, commission told
Former top lawyer for the Department of Human Services said she relied on another department’s position that incoming averaging scheme was lawful

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

30, Jan, 2023 @9:02 AM

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Murdoch granted leave to expand legal case – as it happened
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Jordyn Beazley and Natasha May (earlier)

30, Jan, 2023 @7:52 AM

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Teal MP Monique Ryan taken to court by staffer Sally Rugg over alleged workplace law breach
Rugg is suing the Kooyong independent in federal court in relation to Fair Work Act’s ‘general protections’ provisions

Paul Karp

30, Jan, 2023 @5:13 AM

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‘The government has listened’: Australia’s peak bodies praise $300m federal arts policy
Launched by Anthony Albanese at Melbourne live music pub the Espy, the policy offers welcome support for the beleaguered industry

Kelly Burke

30, Jan, 2023 @4:57 AM

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Arrernte traditional owners urge PM to ‘come back and talk to the elders’ amid Alice Springs crisis
Strong Grandmothers of the Central Desert group wants Anthony Albanese and other politicians to hear concerns at grassroots level

Sarah Collard

30, Jan, 2023 @3:18 AM

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How immigration changed Australia – an interactive journey through history
This interactive graphic illustrates how immigration policies and historical events – from the first world war to the Covid-19 pandemic – have changed the make-up of Australia since federation

Nick Evershed, Andy Ball and Josh Nicholas

29, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Adam Bandt accuses Albanese government of ‘greenwashing’ for allowing new coal and gas mines
Greens leader’s criticism suggests party will rekindle demands to add climate trigger in safeguards scheme or limit use of carbon offsets

Paul Karp

29, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Music, literature and First Nations at the forefront of a $300m boost to the arts, Labor to announce
Albanese government’s new Revive program an attempt to reverse declines to the arts sector but financial details not expected until May budget

Kelly Burke

29, Jan, 2023 @11:30 AM

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Labor to scrap ‘equal time’ test for parents in custody disputes, with child welfare paramount
Draft bill, to be published on Monday, aims to improve safety for separating families

Paul Karp

29, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Czech pair defend Australian Open doubles title; millions of RATs to expire in coming months – as it happened
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Ben Doherty (now) and Donna Lu (earlier)

29, Jan, 2023 @6:48 AM

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Voice to parliament no campaign to push for recognition of migrants as well as Indigenous people
Warren Mundine says no campaign will propose a new referendum on an acknowledgment in the preamble of the constitution

Paul Karp

29, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Federal government pushing for opt-out alcohol restrictions in NT, minister reveals
Malarndirri McCarthy foreshadows ‘critical moment’ for NT government, signalling a further toughening of curbs

Paul Karp

29, Jan, 2023 @12:31 AM

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