Australian politics

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As insurgents limber up for a federal election, the Coalition is worried about its restive right flank | Katharine Murphy
Recent history suggests Liberals and Nationals have little to fear from Craig Kelly and One Nation, but the dynamics of the next vote are unclear

Katharine Murphy

24, Sep, 2021 @8:32 PM

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‘Are you going to India?’: Queensland isn’t in any hurry to open borders
Frustrations grow as premier declines to detail when NSW roadblocks will be removed and dismisses idea of international travel

Ben Smee

24, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Australian jobs more important than net zero, Nationals minister says
Resources minister Keith Pitt pushes back against Josh Frydenberg, who has made the case for signing up to 2050 target

Katharine Murphy and Daniel Hurst

24, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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‘Bring home gold please’: Labor captain’s pick faces battle to hold on to Hunter
Daniel Repacholi supporters say his working-class credentials will win back voters, but others argue Labor has anointed a regional caricature

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

24, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Australia crosses 50% immunisation mark across adult population – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Mostafa Rachwani (now) and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

24, Sep, 2021 @9:31 AM

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Fears adult content and sex workers will be forced offline under new Australian tech industry code
Sex worker organisations say they have not been consulted by the eSafety commissioner and are concerned adult content will be restricted

Josh Taylor

24, Sep, 2021 @6:49 AM

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Peter Dutton to seek aggravated damages in defamation claim against Shane Bazzi
Amended claim cites recent tweets suggesting ‘wealthy and powerful cabinet minister’ should focus on defence portfolio

Paul Karp

24, Sep, 2021 @5:58 AM

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Morrison government will avoid ‘handouts’ to Nationals to clinch climate deal, Birmingham suggests
Finance minister backs Josh Frydenberg’s economic case for net zero but is asked what Barnaby Joyce’s support will cost

Daniel Hurstand Katharine Murphy

24, Sep, 2021 @5:56 AM

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Senate president Scott Ryan to leave parliament next month
Victorian Liberal senator brings forward retirement plans after originally intending to remain until the next election

Katharine Murphy Political editor

24, Sep, 2021 @4:26 AM

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Flash in the pan or money-spinner? Murdoch pins hopes on news streaming service | The Weekly Beast
Foxtel cannibalisation continues with News Corp adding news service Flash to streaming apps Binge and Kayo. Plus: newshounds or booze hounds?

Amanda Meade

24, Sep, 2021 @3:27 AM

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‘No time to lose’: Italian ambassador urges Australia to commit to net zero before Cop26
Exclusive: Francesca Tardioli says all G20 countries including Australia need to upgrade 2030 targets and make 2050 commitment

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

23, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Leaked figures confirm fears of a drop in Australia’s supply of Pfizer vaccine
Exclusive: National cabinet told allocations of the mRNA Covid vaccine will drop from 10.9m in September to 8.4m in October amid push for 70% coverage

Paul Karp

23, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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