Zali Steggall

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Labor urged to include news outlets in social media crackdown to curb ‘dangerous’ misinformation
Exclusive: Greens and independents say the exemption in disinformation bill will allow falsehoods to spread

Paul Karp Chief political correspondent

20, Sep, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Labor under fire from crossbench over $1.5bn stake in Middle Arm industrial precinct
Zali Steggall and David Pocock take aim at government over support of development on Darwin habour which will benefit gas industry

Lisa Cox

22, Jun, 2023 @7:32 AM

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Teal MPs say capping superannuation at $3m might undermine confidence in saving for retirement
Despite this pushback, most crossbench MPs remain open to debate, and several independent senators have spoken in favour of curbing some super tax concessions to help budget repair

Paul Karp

24, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Albanese’s stance against public funding for yes and no voice campaigns backed by Birmingham
Coalition frontbencher breaks ranks with Peter Dutton saying taxpayer funds should not be used for referendum campaigns

Josh Butler and Paul Karp

09, Feb, 2023 @4:27 AM

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Perrottet government faces challenge from new wave of teals in NSW’s 2023 state election
Community-based groups are looking for candidates but they may find it harder to gain traction than federal independents

Anne Davies

27, Aug, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Push for parliament’s privileges committee to probe Scott Morrison over ministerial appointments
Greens senator David Shoebridge and independent MP Sophie Scamps among those calling for investigation of former PM

Paul Karp and Michael McGowan

16, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Independents say crossbencher staff cuts will ‘slow down’ Labor’s legislative agenda
United Australia Party joins criticism as Albanese cites ‘fairness and equity’ and says private discussions have been more ‘constructive’

Paul Karp

27, Jun, 2022 @5:18 AM

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Australian politicians respond to US abortion decision – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Cait Kelly and Graham Readfearn (earlier)

26, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Ministers defend cut to crossbenchers’ advisers, despite fury of Jacqui Lambie and other independents
Lambie, Zali Steggall and David Pocock have attacked the Albanese government’s decision, saying they may not support legislation if they don’t have the resources to understand it

Paul Karp

26, Jun, 2022 @12:38 AM

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Disgruntled NSW Liberals lay blame for federal election rout
After preselection chaos, party is pointing fingers at the state executive, Alex Hawke, Scott Morrison – and Covid restrictions

Anne Davies

01, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Listen, engage, show you care: how Greens and independents took local politics all the way to Canberra
Voters disenchanted with the cynical politics of the main parties were ripe for conversion – they just needed someone to knock on their door and listen

Tory Shepherd

28, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Tony Burke vows to ‘fix’ parliament as crossbench demands reform
Greens and independent MPs want Dorothy Dixers banned and more input in question time after ‘farce’ of previous term

Paul Karp

24, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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