Tony Abbott

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Labor moves to protect ABC funding after $526m cut under Coalition
Exclusive: Michelle Rowland says her department will review ways to secure the broadcaster’s financial future

Amanda Meade

15, Nov, 2022 @2:00 AM

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Law governing Bureau of Meteorology must change to reflect climate crisis, says former chief
Exclusive: Rob Vertessy says there was a ‘baked-in cautiousness’ in the bureau about discussing climate change under the Coalition

Graham Readfearn

23, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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The old men and the CPAC: conservatives regaled with tired tales of climate misinformation | Temperature Check
The Australian conference supposedly devoted to ‘bold action’ from the right spent much of its time pouring scorn on any form of climate action

Graham Readfearn

06, Oct, 2022 @1:24 AM

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‘I will not’: how Julia Gillard’s words of white-hot anger reverberated around the world
Ten years on from the misogyny speech, Katharine Murphy reflects on how it was framed at the time – and what has been gained since

Katharine Murphy

30, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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The safeguard mechanism: Australia’s emissions trading scheme in all but name
From the time it was created, the mechanism has been subject to obfuscation. Labor is about to try and make it work, but it won’t be smooth sailing

Adam Morton

25, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Australia should aim for net zero by 2040, new Climate Change Authority member says
Exclusive: Prof Lesley Hughes, a climate specialist appointed this week, says current target is not good enough

Graham Readfearn

16, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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NSW nurse and rail unions announce more industrial action – as it happened
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Mostafa Rachwani and Natasha May (earlier)

24, Aug, 2022 @8:53 AM

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Peter Dutton, a ferocious partisan, is now trying to walk both sides of the street | Katharine Murphy
Dutton has a delicate task ahead if he becomes Liberal leader. If he tacks too far right, he could easily split his own party

Katharine Murphy

26, May, 2022 @6:42 AM

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From onion eating to the bonk ban: the 15 craziest moments in Aussie politics – sorted
Before Saturday’s election, the team behind the Batshit moments in Australian politics Twitter account rank the most unhinged moments in our political history. I ain’t spending any time on it!


15, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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AOC and Swimming Australia threaten legal action over billboards claiming ‘women’s sport is not for men’
Conservative lobby group uses images of elite swimmers in ads targeting ‘woke politicians’ but Emily Seebohm says Advance acted ‘without my consent’

Josh Butler and Elias Visontay

25, Apr, 2022 @10:46 AM

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Eric Abetz’s $2,000 expense to attend Tony Abbott farewell dinner justified by former PM’s ‘pro-Tasmania policies’
Expenses watchdog says Liberal MP’s interstate travel bill qualified as parliamentary business

Christopher Knaus

04, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Government prepared for backlash before Tony Abbott’s Taiwan trip made public, FoI documents reveal
Emails obtained by Guardian Australia show officials planned to dismiss suggestion Abbott’s trip represented Taiwan policy change

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

03, Mar, 2022 @4:30 PM

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