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Coalition to add new national security test to Australia's foreign investment regime

Coalition to add new national security test to Australia's foreign investment regime

The treasurer will be able to vary acquisition conditions by overseas buyers, or dispose of investments if national security risks emerge post-approvalThe Morrison government will add a new national
Australia will 'continue to welcome' Hong Kong residents as calls mount to match UK's offer of safe haven

Australia will 'continue to welcome' Hong Kong residents as calls mount to match UK's offer of safe haven

MPs urge the government to help people fearing China’s planned security lawsThe Australian government has declared it will “continue to welcome” Hong Kong residents, but it won’t be drawn on calls for
Coalition gave private pathology companies lucrative Covid contracts

Coalition gave private pathology companies lucrative Covid contracts

Government has shielded closed collection centres from takeover and provides big subsidy increases after industry lobbyingThe Australian government handed major pathology companies lucrative Covid-19
Robodebt: government to refund 470,000 unlawful Centrelink debts worth $721m

Robodebt: government to refund 470,000 unlawful Centrelink debts worth $721m

Debts raised under the Coalition’s unlawful income-averaging scheme will start to be repaid in July The federal government has finally agreed to pay back hundreds of thousands of people who were hit
Australia could include Pacific labourers in 'travel bubble' as $280m aid shake-up revealed

Australia could include Pacific labourers in 'travel bubble' as $280m aid shake-up revealed

Money set aside for scholarship and volunteer projects will be redirected towards medical and humanitarian interventions in the regionAustralia is considering allowing Pacific labourers to travel to
'The hardest time in my life': how service providers shoulder the burden of free childcare

'The hardest time in my life': how service providers shoulder the burden of free childcare

In part three of Stimulus under scrutiny, we look at why the government’s childcare recovery package has sent some operators to the brink of collapse • Part one: ‘The cliff’: what happens when
Morrison urged to confront Trump over concerns US-China trade deal is hurting Australia

Morrison urged to confront Trump over concerns US-China trade deal is hurting Australia

Labor’s Penny Wong says PM should ‘pick up the phone’ to US president and Mike Pompeo warns Victoria over cooperation in China’s Belt and Road projectLabor has called on Scott Morrison to pick up the
Labor calls on Josh Frydenberg to front Covid-19 inquiry to explain jobkeeper '$60bn black hole'

Labor calls on Josh Frydenberg to front Covid-19 inquiry to explain jobkeeper '$60bn black hole'

Penny Wong says treasurer should have ‘the courage’ to take responsibility for error as Coalition faces calls to expand wage subsidy Labor will attempt to pressure the treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, to
Eden-Monaro byelection: Fiona Kotvojs wins Liberal party preselection

Eden-Monaro byelection: Fiona Kotvojs wins Liberal party preselection

Former teacher, scientist and small business operator was only narrowly beaten to seat by Labor MP Mike Kelly at the 2019 electionDr Fiona Kotvojs has decisively won a vote of Liberal party members in
Covid commission boss Nev Power steps back at gas company amid conflict of interest concerns

Covid commission boss Nev Power steps back at gas company amid conflict of interest concerns

The Morrison government commission has promoted gas as a key way to boost the economy after the coronavirus crisisThe head of the Morrison government commission tasked with coming up with plans to
Coronavirus Australia latest: at a glance

Coronavirus Australia latest: at a glance

A summary of the major developments in the coronavirus outbreak across Australia Sign up to get this delivered to your email every weekday eveningDownload the free Guardian app to get the most
Stuart Robert had multiple notifications about excess data costs he charged to taxpayers

Stuart Robert had multiple notifications about excess data costs he charged to taxpayers

Exclusive: Minister’s bills, obtained under freedom of information, included pages noting download limit breaches carrying charges he later agreed to repay Stuart Robert received pages of bills noting
Australia coronavirus live update: Qld premier hits back at NSW pressure to open borders, as Labor MP says Coalition demonises China – as it happened

Australia coronavirus live update: Qld premier hits back at NSW pressure to open borders, as Labor MP says Coalition demonises China – as it happened

Annastacia Palaszczuk says she won’t be lectured to by NSW, ‘a state that has the highest number of cases in Australia’, as Joel Fitzgibbon opens new front in China row. This blog is now
Parliamentary inquiry into domestic violence fails Hannah Clarke and her children, senator says

Parliamentary inquiry into domestic violence fails Hannah Clarke and her children, senator says

Law Council of Australia ‘appalled’ as inquiry ends early without seeking any submissions or holding public hearingsA parliamentary inquiry into domestic and family violence, established in the wake
Morrison government overhauls airport fees after threat of Nationals revolt

Morrison government overhauls airport fees after threat of Nationals revolt

Former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce among those who raised objections to the Peter Dutton proposal for regional airport fees The Morrison government has overhauled cost recovery arrangements for
Sports rorts: Morrison says he sought authority on grant announcements, not funding decisions

Sports rorts: Morrison says he sought authority on grant announcements, not funding decisions

PM tries to explain contrary evidence from the audit office as Senate inquiry says it will ask Bridget McKenzie to appearScott Morrison has claimed his office asked Bridget McKenzie to seek his
Coronavirus tests brought to Australia by Andrew Forrest at $200m cost to taxpayers not being used

Coronavirus tests brought to Australia by Andrew Forrest at $200m cost to taxpayers not being used

Exclusive: Most states are not using the type of tests purchased by mining magnate’s Minderoo Foundation and some have no need of additional testsSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus
Coronavirus Australia live: Covidsafe phone app legislation passes lower house – as it happened

Coronavirus Australia live: Covidsafe phone app legislation passes lower house – as it happened

The bill moves to the Senate as Josh Frydenberg gets tested for coronavirus due to coughing fit during question time and eight more cases detected at Cedar Meats. This blog is now closed Sign up for
Victoria, NSW and Queensland premiers appear on Q&A – as it happened

Victoria, NSW and Queensland premiers appear on Q&A – as it happened

Daniels Andrews, Gladys Berejiklian and Annastacia Palaszczuk on Q+A as Victoria and Queensland plan to ease lockdown restrictions. This blog is now closedSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily
George Christensen revives diplomatic spat with threat to summons Chinese ambassador

George Christensen revives diplomatic spat with threat to summons Chinese ambassador

Coalition backbencher wants to know why ambassador threatened a trade boycott after Australia called for international inquiry into coronavirus Sign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus