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Greens First Nations advisory group told party it could not say no to voice
Advice was taken despite Lidia Thorpe’s objections but Adam Bandt says he still believes a treaty should come first

Josh Butler and Benita Kolovos

07, Feb, 2023 @8:48 AM

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David Pocock blasts Albanese government as it reauthorises Nauru offshore immigration detention
Labor also seeks to overturn court decision that forced it to release 100 people from onshore detention despite character concerns

Paul Karp

07, Feb, 2023 @7:44 AM

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O’Neil defends offshore processing move – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Josh Taylor and Amy Remeikis and Martin Farrer (earlier)

07, Feb, 2023 @7:29 AM

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Afternoon Update: earthquake casualties could exceed 20,000; BLM protest charges dropped; and a quoll faces extinction
Anthony Albanese has pledged an initial $10m in humanitarian assistance after the earthquakes

Antoun Issa

07, Feb, 2023 @6:03 AM

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RBA interest rates: Reserve Bank lifts official rate to 3.35% in record ninth consecutive hike to tame inflation
Mortgage holders likely to feel immediate pain but RBA indicates further increases to come in attempt to bring inflation under control

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

07, Feb, 2023 @5:39 AM

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Daniel Andrews rebuffs Greens ultimatum, saying he won’t be rushed on bail reform
Victorian government seeks to differentiate its treatment of alleged violent and non-violent offenders

Benita Kolovos

07, Feb, 2023 @5:08 AM

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ClubsNSW settles case with terminally ill whistleblower Troy Stolz
Long-running case ends days after lobby group sacked its CEO over comments about the NSW premier’s Catholic faith

Michael McGowan

07, Feb, 2023 @4:21 AM

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‘Alcohol laws can’t solve this’: NT Indigenous groups welcome new funding but urge longer-term solutions
The funding measures, along with the reintroduction of alcohol bans, were called a ‘circuit breaker’ by federal NT senator, Marlarndirri McCarthy

Sarah Collard

07, Feb, 2023 @4:01 AM

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Former Australian PM Tony Abbott joins board of UK climate sceptic thinktank
Abbott says ‘we need more genuine science and less groupthink’ in announcing position at Global Warming Policy Foundation

Graham Readfearn

07, Feb, 2023 @3:25 AM

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Northern Territory faces legal challenge over approval of Tamboran drilling and fracking in Beetaloo basin
Central Australian Frack Free Alliance argues NT environment minister failed to properly consider Tamboran project’s impact

Lisa Cox

07, Feb, 2023 @2:21 AM

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University property sell-offs heighten ‘dire’ housing shortage as students return to Australia
Some international students are frustrated by a lack of help from universities as they face ‘mind-blowing’ rents

Caitlin Cassidy and Stephanie Convery

07, Feb, 2023 @1:08 AM

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By turning his back on bipartisanship, Peter Dutton is poised to lose either way the voice referendum goes | Peter Lewis
The Liberal leader is wedged between his diminishing heartland of ageing refuseniks and a younger generation keen to walk forward in history

Peter Lewis

07, Feb, 2023 @12:27 AM

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