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Labor-led Senate inquiry to call for axing of Liberal-dominated AAT
Mark Dreyfus ‘cannot have confidence’ in current make-up of Administrative Appeals Tribunal, but won’t be drawn on recommendation to scrap body

Paul Karp

29, Jun, 2022 @8:38 AM

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Queensland public servants cowed by ‘high price’ of speaking out, Peter Coaldrake says
Greens and LNP call for royal commission in light of new report into government culture and accountability

Eden Gillespie

29, Jun, 2022 @4:16 AM

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Social housing stock barely changes as waiting lists blow out and rental stress rises across Australia
Demand continues to outstrip supply, report shows, as Albanese government seeks to increase public housing stock nationally

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

28, Jun, 2022 @10:39 PM

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Labor MP Milton Dick emerges as frontrunner for Speaker role despite factional divisions
Member for Oxley in Queensland is in close contest with Victorian MP Rob Mitchell for the coveted position

Sarah Martin

28, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Warning over Omicron subvariants as nation records 23 Covid deaths – as it happened
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Elias Visontay and Stephanie Convery (earlier)

27, Jun, 2022 @8:08 AM

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Australia’s emissions climbed in Coalition’s final year as transport and fossil fuels wiped out gains during Covid
New data shows carbon pollution rose 0.8% in 2021 as manufacturing, agriculture and gas bounced back from pandemic lockdowns

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

27, Jun, 2022 @4:05 AM

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Tanya Plibersek declares environment ‘is back front and centre’ in Australia at UN ocean conference
Environment minister receives enthusiastic welcome in Lisbon and flags five blue carbon projects to safeguard ocean health

Katharine Murphy Political editor

27, Jun, 2022 @2:40 AM

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Exploited in a crisis: why are Sri Lankans getting on boats bound for Australia?
Poor and vulnerable people fleeing Sri Lanka are being met by Australian boat turnbacks and ‘enhanced assessments’ that may breach international law

Devana Senanayake in Colombo, Aliyar Mohammed Geeth in Trincomalee, and Ben Doherty in Sydney

25, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘Things aren’t going back’: Australia braces for step-up in China’s Pacific push
Despite initial relief over island nations’ rejection of security and economic pact, senior government figure says reprieve could be only temporary

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

25, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Victoria names new ministers; Penny Wong to travel to south-east Asia – as it happened
Jacinta Allan appointed Victoria’s new deputy premier; Australia records at least 56 Covid deaths and Penny Wong to travel to Vietnam and Malaysia

Josh Taylor and Tory Shepherd (earlier)

25, Jun, 2022 @7:35 AM

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Factions, new blood and Jeff Kennett: Daniel Andrews’ dilemma after losing four ministers
Analysis: Victorian premier has five months to introduce a new leadership group to voters

Benita Kolovos

24, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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What does the Reserve Bank’s 3.5% pay rise ‘anchor’ mean for Australian workers?
Inflation is predicted to reach 7% by year’s end but the RBA’s Philip Lowe says wages growth of about 3.5% will keep economy moving

Paul Karp

24, Jun, 2022 @5:02 AM

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