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Liberal moderate Bridget Archer says Labor right to be questioning stage-three tax cuts
Archer tells Albanese government ‘it’s OK to change your mind’ as debate continues within ALP about future of Coalition tax package

Katharine Murphy and Sarah Martin

05, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Warragamba Dam: what’s driving the NSW government’s bid to raise the wall?
Premier Dominic Perrottet says his number one priority is protecting people, but others point to political factors

Lisa Cox and Tamsin Rose

05, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Occupations facing skills shortages in Australia almost doubled in past year
Of the 20 largest employing occupations, more than half are having difficulties finding workers

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

05, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Australia’s military aid to Ukraine has been ramping up – here’s how it compares with other nations
Government had been calling Australia ‘the largest non-Nato contributor’ but that language has shifted as it becomes harder to measure

Daniel Hurst and Amy Remeikis

05, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Ex-Essendon CEO Andrew Thorburn says linking faith and employment a ‘dangerous idea’
Thorburn, who resigned over links to church that condemns homosexuality, fears example will ‘reduce tolerance for others and diversity of thought’

Benita Kolovos

05, Oct, 2022 @8:50 AM

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Bernard Collaery likens his prosecution by Australia to a ‘Moscow show trial’
Witness K’s lawyer gives first speech since case against him was dropped, argues for reform of the National Security Information Act

Christopher Knaus

05, Oct, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Brisbane 2032 Olympics organiser defends sitting on board of fossil fuel company
Andrew Liveris says his position at Saudi Aramco means he ‘knows the solutions’ as he presides over climate-positive games

Joe Hinchliffe

05, Oct, 2022 @8:26 AM

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‘Differences of opinion’ within Labor over stage-three tax cuts amid worsening economic outlook
Assistant treasurer Stephen Jones says government ‘not walking away’ from previous policy but framing budget in ‘difficult’ circumstances

Sarah Martin and Josh Butler

05, Oct, 2022 @7:53 AM

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Flood warnings issued as east coast braces for heavy rain and storms – as it happened
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Caitlin Cassidy and Natasha May

05, Oct, 2022 @7:45 AM

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Brittany Higgins told police Bruce Lehrmann ‘made a pass’ at her weeks before alleged rape, court hears
Jurors shown 2021 police interviews with Higgins who says she rebuffed Lehrmann’s advances ‘mostly out of shock’ before alleged 2019 assault

Michael McGowan

05, Oct, 2022 @7:19 AM

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‘Fear of speaking out’: Queensland police officer’s sexual assaults went unreported for years, inquiry told
Counsel assisting the inquiry Ruth O’Gorman KC suggests system is ‘stacked against female victims’

Ben Smee and Eden Gillespie

05, Oct, 2022 @7:12 AM

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Sydney on track for record annual rainfall of 2.2 metres as eastern states brace for flooding
Flood watch alerts issued for almost 40 waterways in NSW and severe weather warning in western parts of state

Caitlin Cassidy and Nick Evershed

05, Oct, 2022 @5:16 AM

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