Eric Abetz

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Government 'pursuing' investigations into staffers – as it happened
Simon Birmingham says government working to ‘get to the bottom of these allegations’; Liberal MP Andrew Laming apologises over correspondence with constituents. This blog is now closed

Naaman Zhou (now) and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

25, Mar, 2021 @8:54 AM

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Senator Eric Abetz denies claim he made highly offensive comments about Brittany Higgins
Tasmanian speaker Sue Hickey alleged in state parliament the veteran Liberal senator made comments ‘slut shaming’ the former Liberal staffer

Katharine Murphy, Amy Remeikis and Adam Morton

24, Mar, 2021 @8:07 AM

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Death threats, distrust and racism: how anti-Chinese sentiment in Australia 'seeped into the mainstream'
Threatening letters sent to Asian councillors and a surge in race hate attacks during the pandemic has renewed calls for a centralised hate tracker

Naaman Zhou

04, Mar, 2021 @1:49 AM

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Some witnesses too afraid of Chinese authorities to give evidence at Australian inquiry
The Labor chair of the inquiry raises safety concerns as report tells of ‘extremely troubling’ incidents in diaspora communities

Daniel Hurst

04, Feb, 2021 @8:49 AM

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'All the right causes': Miranda Devine and Coalition senators back extreme Queensland candidate
Exclusive: Matt Canavan and Eric Abetz endorse David van Gend, who has advocated gay conversion therapy and denounced ‘cultural sickness’

Ben Smee

21, Oct, 2020 @1:36 AM

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Eric Abetz refuses to apologise for demanding Chinese-Australians denounce Communist party
The veteran Liberal senator has been accused of subjecting three Senate inquiry witnesses to ‘race-baiting McCarthyism’

Daniel Hurst

15, Oct, 2020 @4:30 PM

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Eric Abetz billed taxpayers to attend gala mining industry event
Exclusive: Tasmanian senator says his attendance at the dinner, which was headlined by John Howard, was in the interests of his electorate

William Summers and Christopher Knaus

18, Jun, 2020 @5:30 PM

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Tony Abbott accuses China of bullying neighbours and warns of 'cold peace'
Former PM’s comment puts him at odds with Paul Keating who claims relationship has been poisoned by hysteria

Paul Karp

19, Nov, 2019 @12:09 AM

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Coalition MP to climate strike students: 'Everything you are told is a lie' – as it happened
Craig Kelly declares ‘there is no link between climate change and drought’ as Labor grills government over $4.6bn underspend on NDIS. All the days events, live

Amy Remeikis

19, Sep, 2019 @6:00 AM

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We can't afford to increase Newstart, Eric Abetz tells Q&A
Liberal backbencher says ‘burden of debt’ prevents Coalition from raising allowance

Luke Henriques-Gomes

29, Jul, 2019 @9:42 PM

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Jacqui Lambie agrees to support government's $158bn tax cuts plan
Tasmanian senator says she decided to support the tax package after government agree to respond to state’s public housing debt

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

03, Jul, 2019 @10:55 PM

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Modern conservatives don’t fear social change, they just oppose it when it undermines their friends | Richard Denniss
As the right line up behind power and the establishment, it’s no longer ideologies that divides Australian politics

Richard Denniss

25, Jun, 2019 @6:00 PM

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