Bill Shorten

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Australian debates commission could signal end of ‘inane debates about debates’
Twenty principles have been proposed, including that one of three debates be held in a regional location – and that there be no worm

Paul Karp

15, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Morrison says NT military buildup ‘designed to pursue peace’; ACT reports Covid case in returned diplomat. As it happened
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Nino Bucci (now) and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

28, Apr, 2021 @8:31 AM

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Bill Shorten ‘not sure’ he would take Labor’s 2019 emissions target to next election
Former Labor leader says he probably would not commit to cutting emissions by 45% by 2030, despite US president Joe Biden raising global ambitions

Katharine Murphy and Daniel Hurst

28, Apr, 2021 @8:04 AM

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NDIA hired research company to sell controversial changes to staff and public, leaks reveal
Exclusive: Leaked documents show staff ‘struggling’ and frustrated, fearing they will not be able to ‘adequately support participants’

Luke Henriques-Gomes

16, Apr, 2021 @10:36 PM

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Linda Reynolds puts compulsory NDIS assessments on pause
Move welcomed by disability groups, who view the government-contracted assessments as a way to cut access and package sizes

Luke Henriques-Gomes

15, Apr, 2021 @2:52 AM

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Government blames ‘supply problem’ for slow vaccine rollout – as it happened
PM says Australia’s failure to reach vaccine target is due to three million doses that never arrived; Jacinda Ardern says quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand will commence 19 April. This blog is now closed

Luke Henriques-Gomes (now) and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

06, Apr, 2021 @8:16 AM

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Albanese announces Covid recovery fund at party conference – as it happened
Australian Labor party gathers online to endorse slimmed-down election platform and debate industrial relations, trade and foreign affairs. This blog is now closed

Amy Remeikis

30, Mar, 2021 @6:59 AM

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‘Urgent’ extension to disability inquiry 'ignored' by Morrison and Porter for four months
Government yet to respond to two letters from the royal commission’s chair requesting extension to the inquiry

Luke Henriques-Gomes

09, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Anthony Albanese knows he has a fight on his hands – and not just against Scott Morrison | Katharine Murphy
With Richard Marles in a super portfolio and Chris Bowen as a climate circuit breaker, the reshuffle reflects Labor’s desire to make the next election about what happens after Covid

Katharine Murphy

28, Jan, 2021 @9:12 AM

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Robodebt class action: Coalition agrees to pay $1.2bn to settle lawsuit
Some 400,000 Australians will share $112m in extra compensation, lawyers say

Luke Henriques-Gomes

16, Nov, 2020 @9:42 AM

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Gladys Berejiklian faces calls to resign over failure to act after Icac revelations
Despite backing from colleagues, NSW premier faces continued questions about what she knew about Daryl Maguire’s deals

Anne Davies and Michael McGowan

12, Oct, 2020 @10:38 PM

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Coronavirus Australia latest: the week at a glance
A summary of the major developments in the coronavirus outbreak across the country

Lisa Cox

21, Aug, 2020 @7:27 AM

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