Australian politics

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Australia news live: end of fuel excise discount will be tough, government admits
Assistant treasurer says Labor can’t keep the fuel relief going, despite cost-of-living pressures

Donna Lu (now) and Christopher Knaus (earlier)

25, Sep, 2022 @5:37 AM

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Richard Marles condemns Russia’s ‘appalling’ nuclear threat and pledges long-term Ukraine support
Australia’s defence minister says Vladimir Putin’s threat ‘cannot be allowed to stand’

Sarah Martin

25, Sep, 2022 @2:49 AM

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Time is running out on the Murray-Darling plan. Should Tanya Plibersek reach for the big guns?
NSW and Victoria have dragged their heels and now risk the federal government taking over Australia’s most important river system

Anne Davies

24, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Refugee advocates ‘encouraged’ as Albanese government considers ways to reduce immigration detention backlog
Minister says people ‘should be living in the community’ if there are no security or safety concerns

Paul Karp

24, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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PM speaks out against discrimination; Penny Wong calls on China to rein in Putin – as it happened
Dozens of flood warnings across NSW after state lashed by heavy rainfall overnight. This blog is now closed

Royce Kurmelovs and Mostafa Rachwani

24, Sep, 2022 @7:09 AM

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Optus cyber-attack: company opposed changes to privacy laws to give customers more rights over their data
In its submission to Privacy Act review telco said giving people right to erase personal data would involve ‘significant’ hurdles and costs

Josh Taylor

23, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Albanese can no longer blame policy delays on the Queen’s death. Next week will be a scramble to deliver on promises | Malcolm Farr
The PM will face strong challenges from the opposition on election pledges – how he performs could determine momentum heading into 2023

Malcolm Farr

23, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Australia should compensate Torres Strait Islanders for climate crisis failure, UN says
The landmark ruling found the Morrison government had violated the rights of the Indigenous people by failing to take adequate action to cut emissions

Adam Morton and Paul Karp

23, Sep, 2022 @9:08 AM

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Australian parliament adjourned until Monday as mark of respect to Queen – as it happened
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Caitlin Cassidy (now) and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

23, Sep, 2022 @8:53 AM

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Peter Dutton confirms Coalition in talks to pass Labor’s anti-corruption commission bill
Opposition leader warns against powers so extensive they result in ‘show trials’ as ‘good faith’ talks on bill continue

Paul Karp

23, Sep, 2022 @5:07 AM

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Brittany Higgins’s Twitter followers may have to excuse themselves from jury, judge says
ACT chief justice says potential jurors who have seen Higgins speak publicly on the allegations must ‘search their souls’ about impartiality in case against Bruce Lehrmann

Paul Karp

23, Sep, 2022 @2:39 AM

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Pleas for urgent reset of Australia’s child abuse redress scheme unanswered 18 months after damning review
Coalition committed to respond in ‘early 2022’ but failed to do so, while Labor has not issued a full response since taking office

Christopher Knaus

23, Sep, 2022 @12:00 AM

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