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Australia news live: Westpac and NAB raise interest rates in response to RBA; NSW changes law to protect workers’ mental health
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Cait Kelly (now) and Natasha May (earlier)

04, Oct, 2022 @6:44 AM

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Jim Chalmers says he will make the ‘right decisions’ on stage-three tax cuts
Treasurer says while the government’s policy has not yet changed ‘any responsible government’ would be looking at global economic pressures

Sarah Martin

04, Oct, 2022 @5:41 AM

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A shift on stage-three tax cuts would move the first Albanese budget from B for boring to B for big | Kathrine Murphy
Labor understands any broken promise will be weaponised by its political foes. But an economic storm is brewing and it’s time to change tack

Katharine Murphy

03, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Australians’ confidence in government integrity has increased since election, study finds
Australian Leadership Index also shows boost in public perceptions of leadership and competence since Labor took power

Sarah Martin

03, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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‘No health workers want to stand with us’: the challenge for Victoria’s Coalition
The two major parties are sparring over health policies, but some Liberal sources are questioning the strategy

Benita Kolovos

01, Oct, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Peter FitzSimons to step down as ARM chair; protesters picket CPAC – as it happened
FitzSimons says a new generation is stepping up to lead republic campaign. This blog is now closed

Lisa Cox and Cait Kelly (earlier)

01, Oct, 2022 @7:26 AM

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‘I will not’: how Julia Gillard’s words of white-hot anger reverberated around the world
Ten years on from the misogyny speech, Katharine Murphy reflects on how it was framed at the time – and what has been gained since

Katharine Murphy

30, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Winds of ‘radical change’: Queensland breaks up with coal in stunning week in energy
Annastacia Palaszczuk promised to ditch coal by 2035, leaving experts ‘gobsmacked’ given the state’s deep association with the fossil fuel

Graham Readfearn

30, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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The idea that MPs only look after themselves lingers, as pressure builds over closed anti-corruption hearings | Malcolm Farr
For the integrity watchdog to rebuild voter trust in politicians, it must be transparent and earn that trust

Malcolm Farr

30, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Liberal party emails supporters claiming Labor wants to give noncitizens voting rights
Some noncitizens can already vote in Australia, a parliamentary committee is considering extending that to permanent residents from New Zealand

Amy Remeikis

30, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Labor’s deal with gas exporters will lock in high prices, consumer groups say
Agreement raises concerns transition to lower emissions energy sector will be harder and more expensive

Peter Hannam

30, Sep, 2022 @8:45 AM

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Australia’s CMO warns further Covid waves ‘highly likely’ – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Stephanie Convery (now) and Caitlin Cassidy and Natasha May (earlier)

30, Sep, 2022 @8:42 AM

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