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Albanese to reveal frontbench while fighting to contain factional heavyweights

Albanese to reveal frontbench while fighting to contain factional heavyweights

Labor leader to elevate fresh faces while treating former leader Bill Shorten with ‘appropriate respect’The Labor leader, Anthony Albanese, will unveil his new shadow ministry on Thursday, elevating
Bill Shorten blames 'powerful vested interests' for Labor's election defeat

Bill Shorten blames 'powerful vested interests' for Labor's election defeat

Former opposition leader offers ‘regrets’ as Anthony Albanese says senior frontbenchers must take responsibility for the lossBill Shorten has blamed “powerful vested interests” for the party’s shock
'Let's talk about aspiration': Anthony Albanese says Labor must learn from mistakes

'Let's talk about aspiration': Anthony Albanese says Labor must learn from mistakes

New leader pledges ‘blank canvas’ on policy while signalling pro-business shift and appeal to ‘successful’ AustraliansLabor leader Anthony Albanese says the party will do things differently to win the
Mathias Cormann says no chance Coalition will split income tax package

Mathias Cormann says no chance Coalition will split income tax package

Finance minister denies revenue lost from tax cuts will lead to budget deficits in an economic downturnMathias Cormann has said there is no chance the government will split its $158bn income tax
Labor's new leadership team stays firm in support of medevac law

Labor's new leadership team stays firm in support of medevac law

Caucus to debate Coalition’s plan to repeal the regime that allows sick refugees to be evacuated to AustraliaLabor’s new leadership team has flagged it will stay firm in its support of controversial
Peter Dutton denies prior knowledge of AFP raids on ABC and News Corp

Peter Dutton denies prior knowledge of AFP raids on ABC and News Corp

Home affairs minister says police investigations are independent of government as he praised the agency’s ‘important’ workThe home affairs minister Peter Dutton says he had no prior knowledge of raids
Coalition unlikely to get full tax cut package passed, key crossbencher says

Coalition unlikely to get full tax cut package passed, key crossbencher says

Centre Alliance demands gas export controls, fearing any tax cut will go into the ‘pockets of overseas energy companies’The Centre Alliance senator Stirling Griff says it is “most unlikely” the
Stalemate as Sally McManus calls on Setka to resign, but he vows to stay

Stalemate as Sally McManus calls on Setka to resign, but he vows to stay

ACTU boss says union movement’s reputation has been damaged, but she cannot force Setka to resign The ACTU secretary, Sally McManus, and CFMMEU boss John Setka are stuck in a stalemate after McManus
‘Long live love’: Blanche d’Apulget pays tribute to Bob Hawke in memorial service – politics live

‘Long live love’: Blanche d’Apulget pays tribute to Bob Hawke in memorial service – politics live

Party greats, members of former PM’s family and those who knew him best led the public service at the Sydney Opera House 6.37am BST Final observations here from Guardian Australia editor Lenore
Coalition has put Labor in a tight spot over tax cuts but it faces risks too

Coalition has put Labor in a tight spot over tax cuts but it faces risks too

While Albanese faces an all or nothing situation, it’s also possible voters could blame Morrison for refusing to split the packageThe finance minister, Mathias Cormann, has warned the crossbench there
Papua New Guinea defies Dutton and says it will cancel Paladin contract on Manus Island

Papua New Guinea defies Dutton and says it will cancel Paladin contract on Manus Island

PNG’s immigration minister says it will ‘cancel or terminate’ contract by the end of JunePapua New Guinea is pushing back on Australian plans to continue a controversial contract with Paladin to run
Labor gears up for battle as unions fight to keep John Setka in party

Labor gears up for battle as unions fight to keep John Setka in party

Leftwing unions condemn ‘political’ environment which has led to Anthony Albanese calling for Victorian CFMMEU boss to be dumpedLabor’s internal factions are gearing up for battle as more unions join
Anthony Albanese says Labor 'considering' supporting Coalition's tax plan

Anthony Albanese says Labor 'considering' supporting Coalition's tax plan

Labor leader says party wants full detail of plan and won’t give Coalition a ‘blank cheque’ Anthony Albanese has flagged Labor is “considering” giving the government what it wants and passing all
Leaks and loose lips undermine Labor unity ahead of campaign postmortem

Leaks and loose lips undermine Labor unity ahead of campaign postmortem

A decision on the Coalition’s tax cuts is the first item on the agenda as Anthony Albanese aims for aspirational votersOn the Labor side of politics, the beltway saga of Anthony Albanese versus John
Coalition uses Setka scandal to revive laws allowing deregistration of 'rogue' unions

Coalition uses Setka scandal to revive laws allowing deregistration of 'rogue' unions

Michael Sukkar demands Labor support rejected legislation allowing deregistration of unionsScott Morrison’s government is reigniting its campaign to bring back legislation enabling it to deregister
Labor says no to stage 3 of Coalition tax plan, for now – as it happened

Labor says no to stage 3 of Coalition tax plan, for now – as it happened

New and old faces are back in Canberra as the 46th parliament prepares to sit for the first time. All the day’s events, live 7.56am BST On that note, we are going to wrap the blog up. We’ll be back at
'Stop Adani': protester disrupts opening of parliament – politics live

'Stop Adani': protester disrupts opening of parliament – politics live

The 46th parliament is officially open, with the Coalition’s $158bn tax package top of the agenda. All the day’s events, live 7.23am BST Anthony Albanese says the second rate cut is a “cry for help”
Jacqui Lambie puts condition on income tax cuts support – politics live

Jacqui Lambie puts condition on income tax cuts support – politics live

Tasmanian senator rails against Tasmania’s social housing debt as Acoss urges Senate not to pass third stage of tax plan. The first real day of sitting for the 46th Australian parliament is dedicated
PM says Alek Sigley is safe and well – politics live

PM says Alek Sigley is safe and well – politics live

Scott Morrison tells parliament the Australian student has been released from detention in North Korea. All the day’s events, live 7.33am BST Meanwhile, the Law Council of Australia has welcomed some
Coalition's income tax cuts pass Senate in full as Labor backs down

Coalition's income tax cuts pass Senate in full as Labor backs down

Scott Morrison says package is a win for ‘hardworking Australians quietly going about their lives’Scott Morrison has declared the passage of the government’s $158bn tax cut package through the Senate