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Coalition won’t rule out passing new laws to reboot robodebt scheme

Coalition won’t rule out passing new laws to reboot robodebt scheme

Exclusive: using new legislation to legalise averaging of ATO data for debt recovery was explored in SeptemberThe federal government will not rule out using new laws to allow a future reboot of the
Centrelink worker tests positive to coronavirus two weeks after concerns raised with Stuart Robert

Centrelink worker tests positive to coronavirus two weeks after concerns raised with Stuart Robert

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Disability pensioners were increasingly drawn into robodebt while scheme was under scrutiny

Disability pensioners were increasingly drawn into robodebt while scheme was under scrutiny

Exclusive: New figures add to evidence that rising numbers of vulnerable people have been forced to pay back welfare overpayments Disability support pension recipients were increasingly forced to pay
Robodebt class action to go ahead despite overhaul of Centrelink debt recovery

Robodebt class action to go ahead despite overhaul of Centrelink debt recovery

Bill Shorten launches challenge after Coalition’s ‘very late admission there is something rotten at the core of robodebt’Lawyers engaged in two court challenges against the legality of the robodebt
Labor’s election review reads like a disaster movie – with a few clues for the stunned survivors | Katharine Murphy

Labor’s election review reads like a disaster movie – with a few clues for the stunned survivors | Katharine Murphy

There is no definitive roadmap from the reviewers, but a couple of dangerous ideas are floatedThe forward sizzle about the release of Labor’s campaign review was focused on the obvious conflict point
Anthony Albanese can't afford to lie low – and he faces a gruelling uphill journey | Katharine Murphy

Anthony Albanese can't afford to lie low – and he faces a gruelling uphill journey | Katharine Murphy

The Labor leader wants blue-collar workers to know he knows they exist, isn’t ashamed of them and has them front of mindAnthony Albanese would be better off if he could wave a cheery goodbye and
PM announces inquiry into family law system – as it happened

PM announces inquiry into family law system – as it happened

Liberal MP Kevin Andrews will lead joint parliamentary inquiry into family court. Plus class action launched into Centrelink robodebt recovery 8.52am BST The chambers have gone quiet, so we’ll wrap
Labor says electric cars 'unstoppable' and Coalition wants to make Australia 'like Cuba'

Labor says electric cars 'unstoppable' and Coalition wants to make Australia 'like Cuba'

Mark Butler signals Labor won’t retreat from policy following election defeatThe shadow climate change minister, Mark Butler, has doubled down on the need for policy to drive the transition to
Facebook’s hall of mirror’s and the prime ministership of ‘Go Sharks’ | Katharine Murphy

Facebook’s hall of mirror’s and the prime ministership of ‘Go Sharks’ | Katharine Murphy

If the Coalition believes its own rhetoric, then politics is about no more than spectacle and tribalismThe 46th parliament is beginning to ease into itself. The Coalition’s collective shock at winning
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
New Labor leader Anthony Albanese calls for end to climate wars

New Labor leader Anthony Albanese calls for end to climate wars

Albanese also urges more people to join ALP saying it needs to be ‘larger and more inclusive’ to win electionsAnthony Albanese has called for an end to the climate wars, saying he wants to work with
Election lessons from regional Australia: why Labor got the push in the bush

Election lessons from regional Australia: why Labor got the push in the bush

There were stark differences between the messages of the two main parties, and as it turns out, only one hit the right buttons Contemptible. Stupid. Dipshits. Morons. Fools and worse.While there were
Federal election 2019: Greens warn Labor will lose inner city seats if it fast-tracks Adani – as it happened

Federal election 2019: Greens warn Labor will lose inner city seats if it fast-tracks Adani – as it happened

Anthony Albanese likely to contest Labor’s top job unopposed. Meanwhile, Nationals meet to carve up cabinet posts. This blog has now closedTony Burke floats Green New Deal-style approach to Labor’s
Federal election 2019: Chris Bowen pulls out of Labor leadership race – as it happened

Federal election 2019: Chris Bowen pulls out of Labor leadership race – as it happened

Anthony Albanese is currently the only candidate, as Palaszczuk seeks Adani approval timeline by Friday. This blog has now closed‘Fed up’: Queensland premier calls for Adani coalmine approvals
Scott Morrison won the unwinnable election. Now the hard part begins | Katharine Murphy

Scott Morrison won the unwinnable election. Now the hard part begins | Katharine Murphy

The prime minister has snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, but to keep his election promises he’ll need a second miracle Australia has roiled for three years, only to end up back where it
Federal election 2019: Scott Morrison's government on track for majority with 78 seats – politics live

Federal election 2019: Scott Morrison's government on track for majority with 78 seats – politics live

Chris Bowen says Australian Labor party ‘deserves a contest’ as he confirms run against Anthony Albanese. All the day’s events, liveAustralian federal election results: live votes tracker 6.39am BST
Australia's Labor party weighs up future after shock election defeat

Australia's Labor party weighs up future after shock election defeat

Postmortem begins as MPs express devastation over unexpected and bruising result The fight for the future of Australia’s Labor party has begun after it lost what was considered up until the final days
Australian election: what happened, why did it happen, and what next? – podcast

Australian election: what happened, why did it happen, and what next? – podcast

How did it all unravel for Labor? Katharine Murphy is joined by Lenore Taylor, Amy Remeikis and Sarah Martin to examine a shock result and analyse what’s next for Australia Continue reading...
Australia election results 2019: live votes tracker

Australia election results 2019: live votes tracker

Stay up to date and find out who won Australian federal election with our live results tracker. Seats are called from predictions based on voting data from the Australian Electoral Commission Continue
Labor lost the unloseable election, now it is up to Morrison to tell Australia his plan

Labor lost the unloseable election, now it is up to Morrison to tell Australia his plan

The big losers are action on the climate emergency and the likelihood that Labor will never be as ambitious with its policies againThere are a number of unknowns with Saturday night’s result –