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Inequality is real - and guess what? The electorate has noticed | Van Badham

Inequality is real - and guess what? The electorate has noticed | Van Badham

It doesn’t matter how slick the messaging or how outrageous the claims by the Liberals, reality has a habit of thumping discourse every time My colleague, Greg Jericho, is dead right. Bill Shorten’s
Unions want answers about alleged role of agency staffer in AWU raid leak

Unions want answers about alleged role of agency staffer in AWU raid leak

ACTU asks if Fair Work Ombudsman media officer is fit to continue in his job in light of new evidence about the raidsUnions have questioned why a media officer at the agency investigating the
Shorten says Turnbull  should consider New Zealand offer to take refugees

Shorten says Turnbull should consider New Zealand offer to take refugees

Human Rights Watch urges world leaders to raise the asylum seeker issue with Australia as Manus standoff continuesAustralia should consider a reiterated offer from New Zealand to take 150 refugees
Turnbull and Shorten locked in war of words over citizenship

Turnbull and Shorten locked in war of words over citizenship

PM and opposition leader accuse each other of bad faith and trying to game disclosure requirements Malcolm Turnbull has accused Bill Shorten of attempting to “protect” Labor MPs who appear to be in
Barnaby Joyce backs Malcolm Turnbull to win next election

Barnaby Joyce backs Malcolm Turnbull to win next election

Former deputy PM offers an embattled leader his support and says it’s time Labor provided citizenship evidence Barnaby Joyce has declared Malcolm Turnbull can win the next election for the Coalition,
John Alexander says he still doesn't know if he's a British citizen

John Alexander says he still doesn't know if he's a British citizen

Liberal MP faces barrage of media questions but says he’s still waiting for definitive advice from UK authoritiesThe embattled Liberal MP John Alexander says he still has no idea whether he’s a
Labor MPs will 'definitely' be referred to high court, says Pyne

Labor MPs will 'definitely' be referred to high court, says Pyne

Minister says government will work with crossbench to refer MPs under citizenship clouds if they don’t do it themselves Christopher Pyne has threatened the Turnbull government will “definitely” start
Malcolm Turnbull suffers five-point drop in Newspoll better PM rating

Malcolm Turnbull suffers five-point drop in Newspoll better PM rating

Result will add to government’s difficulties after a week in which it lost its majority and as internal debate over marriage equality fires up critics Malcolm Turnbull has suffered a five-point drop
Malcolm Turnbull says Dean Smith bill 'a good place to start' – politics live

Malcolm Turnbull says Dean Smith bill 'a good place to start' – politics live

Speaking in the Philippines, the PM indicates a preference for WA senator’s private member’s bill if the same-sex marriage survey returns a positive result 6.55am GMT The PM, President
Australian leaders are pledging “marriage equality by Christmas”

Australian leaders are pledging “marriage equality by Christmas”

More than 60% of Australians said they were in favor of same-sex marriage in a national postal survey that saw very strong participation. After the…
Religious protection fight looms over same-sex marriage bill

Religious protection fight looms over same-sex marriage bill

The cross-party bill to enshrine same-sex marriage faces an uphill battle, with George Brandis already promising a move to protect ‘conscientious objection’The attorney general, George Brandis, has
Labor drops call for inquiry into hacking of Christopher Pyne's Twitter account

Labor drops call for inquiry into hacking of Christopher Pyne's Twitter account

‘I spoke to Bill Shorten last night and we are satisfied … he has taken action to deal with it,’ Anthony Albanese says Labor has changed its tune on an inquiry into the hacking of the defence industry
Bill Shorten calls Malcolm Turnbull's tax cut plan a promise of 'free beer tomorrow'

Bill Shorten calls Malcolm Turnbull's tax cut plan a promise of 'free beer tomorrow'

Prime minister ‘just says whatever comes into his head to keep the wolves from the door’, Labor leader saysBill Shorten has dismissed Malcolm Turnbull’s plan to cut personal income taxes, saying it
Turnbull under pressure over cancelled sitting week amid tax skirmish

Turnbull under pressure over cancelled sitting week amid tax skirmish

Bill Shorten, Adam Bandt, Bob Katter, Andrew Wilkie and Rebekha Sharkie ask PM to let parliament sit next weekLabor and the majority of lower house crossbenchers are maintaining political pressure on
Queensland election: George Christensen blames Turnbull after poor LNP result

Queensland election: George Christensen blames Turnbull after poor LNP result

Federal Nationals MP apologises to One Nation voters for the LNP failing to ‘stand up more for conservative values’ • See the results seat-by-seatMatt Canavan has conceded the Queensland government is
Liberal says worst conduct in same-sex marriage campaign came from yes side – politics live

Liberal says worst conduct in same-sex marriage campaign came from yes side – politics live

Senator David Fawcett, an opponent of same-sex marriage, criticises ‘blockade-type protests’ by yes campaigners. Follow all today’s events in Canberra 7.30am GMT We’re going to leave our live coverage
Turnbull asks for section 44 to be looked at over citizenship issues – politics live

Turnbull asks for section 44 to be looked at over citizenship issues – politics live

Prime minister says Australians want parliament to resolve the citizenship issues once and for all. Follow all the day’s politics, live 5.59am GMT What a day.The Senate took the historic step of
Dastyari returns to Senate for second statement – politics live

Dastyari returns to Senate for second statement – politics live

Sam Dastyari returns to the Senate to give a fuller statement of his dealings with a Chinese donor. Meanwhile, Malcolm Turnbull says banking inquiry is ‘regrettable but necessary’. Follow all the
Sam Dastyari told to resign from Senate positions after China revelation

Sam Dastyari told to resign from Senate positions after China revelation

Bill Shorten confirms Dastyari will resign over ‘mischaracterisation’ of comments he made supporting Chinese expansion in the South China Sea The Labor leader Bill Shorten has instructed his
Bill Shorten says he doesn't trust Dastyari's judgment – but he is no threat to security

Bill Shorten says he doesn't trust Dastyari's judgment – but he is no threat to security

Labor leader says he is deeply frustrated by Sam Dastyari’s behaviour and that he has been forced ‘to sack him again’The Labor leader, Bill Shorten, has acknowledged that he doesn’t currently trust