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Net zero debate dominates question time; nine confirmed Covid cases in Melbourne detention hotel – as it happened
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Elias Visontay (now) and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

19, Oct, 2021 @8:20 AM

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‘Utterly his own right’ for Scott Morrison to commit to net zero, Barnaby Joyce says
Liberals and Nationals increasingly confident the Coalition is moving towards agreement on climate pivot

Katharine Murphy Political editor

19, Oct, 2021 @2:11 AM

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‘A long way to play out’: Nationals fail to reach agreement on 2050 emissions reductions
Angus Taylor briefs junior Coalition partner on policy proposal but any deal remains a long way off

Amy Remeikis

17, Oct, 2021 @10:01 AM

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Eight years, 20 policies: how Australia’s leaders have fumbled and dithered on climate
How did we get here? And how much has actually changed? Before we look forward to 2050, let’s take a look back …

Amy Remeikis

16, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Why is Icac examining the public and private lives of Gladys Berejiklian?
Corruption watchdog investigating if ex-NSW premier was involved in ‘breach of public trust’ linked to secret relationship with Liberal MP

Michael McGowan

16, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Australia’s biggest industry group calls on Morrison government to halve emissions by 2030
Exclusive: The Australian Industry Group’s Innes Willox says the case for strong climate action has strengthened rapidly and the cost has turned out to be lower than expected

Adam Morton and Katharine Murphy

15, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘It needs more work’: Liberal MPs call for tougher federal integrity commission
Celia Hammond says proposed anti-corruption watchdog should hold public hearings if certain threshold met

Sarah Martin

15, Oct, 2021 @2:48 AM

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Gambling agencies’ donations to political parties galloping upwards
Australian horse racing industry accused of receiving ‘special treatment’ as governments allow crowds at marquee events

Christopher Knaus

14, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Regional Liberals praise ‘upside’ of climate action as some Nationals continue scare campaign
Federal Liberal MP Rowan Ramsey says ‘we have to face up to what the world is doing and … have an intelligent debate’

Sarah Martin and Adam Morton

14, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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TGA grants provisional determination of Pfizer vaccine for ages 5-11 – as it happened
Man who breached quarantine in Hobart tests positive; Royal Children’s hospital in Melbourne on high alert. This blog is now closed

Caitlin Cassidy and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

13, Oct, 2021 @7:46 AM

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News Corp and business council backflips on climate don’t mean mission accomplished, Labor warns
Chris Bowen warns battle for emissions reduction is not yet over, and says Coalition has ‘one last chance’ on new roadmap

Daniel Hurst and Katharine Murphy

13, Oct, 2021 @3:57 AM

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More Australians than ever are worried about the climate crisis, annual survey suggests
A record 75% of voters are worried about climate and 69% want the PM to push for net zero, but Queenslanders are less concerned than the rest of the nation

Katharine Murphy and Adam Morton

12, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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