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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
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
Factional flareup: can Gladys Berejiklian keep her unruly ministers focused on the main game?

Factional flareup: can Gladys Berejiklian keep her unruly ministers focused on the main game?

The NSW premier is trying to project a sense of order during Covid-19 but the men in her team are indulging in a kind of sabotageSince well before Christmas the New South Wales premier, Gladys
Andrew Constance's shock withdrawal from Eden-Monaro byelection blindsides federal Liberals

Andrew Constance's shock withdrawal from Eden-Monaro byelection blindsides federal Liberals

The NSW transport minister confirmed his withdrawal on Wednesday, throwing the Coalition’s efforts to take the seat from Labor into disarrayAndrew Constance has shocked colleagues by pulling out of
Eden-Monaro byelection: Liberals line up Andrew Constance as Labor confirms Kristy McBain

Eden-Monaro byelection: Liberals line up Andrew Constance as Labor confirms Kristy McBain

NSW minister Constance has not yet committed to running in the federal seat, with Jim Molan still not ruled outThe New South Wales minister Andrew Constance is expected to put his hand up to be the
Newmarch House: NSW blasted for not acting sooner on Sydney's coronavirus-stricken aged care home

Newmarch House: NSW blasted for not acting sooner on Sydney's coronavirus-stricken aged care home

State Labor leader Jodi McKay says families ‘have been battling’ for 19 days to get adequate care and were not always being given the choice to transfer sick relatives to hospitalFollow the day’s
Angus Taylor makes distinction between 'downloading' and 'accessing' document in Clover Moore attack

Angus Taylor makes distinction between 'downloading' and 'accessing' document in Clover Moore attack

Energy minister rejects reports he refused to be interviewed by police as embarrassing misfire continues to trouble himThe energy minister, Angus Taylor, is making a distinction between “downloading”
Coronavirus Australia update latest: Tasmanian police find no evidence health workers held 'illegal dinner party' that spread Covid-19 – live news

Coronavirus Australia update latest: Tasmanian police find no evidence health workers held 'illegal dinner party' that spread Covid-19 – live news

The probe was launched earlier this month after chief medical officer, Brendan Murphy, made the claim to a NZ parliamentary hearing. Follow liveAustralia’s coronavirus contact tracing app Covidsafe:
Coronavirus Australia latest: at a glance

Coronavirus Australia latest: at a glance

A summary of the major developments in the coronavirus outbreak across AustraliaSign up to get this delivered to your email every weekday eveningDownload the free Guardian app to get the most
Australia coronavirus: some Sydney beaches to reopen for exercise – as it happened

Australia coronavirus: some Sydney beaches to reopen for exercise – as it happened

Beaches in Randwick council, including Coogee and Maroubra, to reopen, while Waverley mayor says Bondi will remain closed. This blog is now closedSign up to get coronavirus updates delivered to your
‘Scott is a control freak’: what Malcolm Turnbull’s new book tells us about his relationship with Morrison

‘Scott is a control freak’: what Malcolm Turnbull’s new book tells us about his relationship with Morrison

Former PM’s memoir A Bigger Picture lashes out at political machinations, a leaking treasurer and Morrison’s ‘double game’Malcolm Turnbull’s new memoir, which is due to be published on Monday, is a
'A downward spiral': coronavirus spins Australian universities into economic crisis

'A downward spiral': coronavirus spins Australian universities into economic crisis

Australia’s third-biggest export industry warns that without robust federal relief, its seismic financial woes will ricochet through other parts of the economy Follow the latest Australian coronavirus
Coalition expects coronavirus to send Australia's unemployment soaring to 10%

Coalition expects coronavirus to send Australia's unemployment soaring to 10%

Josh Frydenberg says jobkeeper payment to help businesses keep staff on during lockdown has kept jobless rate from hitting 15%The federal government is bracing for 10% unemployment when jobless
Josh Frydenberg to learn if he's ineligible to sit in the Australian parliament

Josh Frydenberg to learn if he's ineligible to sit in the Australian parliament

Federal court judgment has potential to eject the treasurer from parliament as he puts together Australia’s economic response to coronavirus The federal treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, will learn on
Sports rorts: football body in marginal seat awarded $500k on top of $800k from state

Sports rorts: football body in marginal seat awarded $500k on top of $800k from state

St George Football Association given grant for building already slated for construction with $800,000 from NSWA $500,000 sports grant was awarded to a politically-linked football body in a marginal
Gun club and church with Liberal links awarded $40,000 in federal grants

Gun club and church with Liberal links awarded $40,000 in federal grants

The guidelines of government’s Stronger Communities scheme say MPs and applicants must avoid conflicts of interest Tens of thousands of dollars in grant money was handed to a gun club and a church
Bridget McKenzie could be personally liable over sports grants, expert tells Senate hearing

Bridget McKenzie could be personally liable over sports grants, expert tells Senate hearing

Emeritus law professor has ‘serious doubts’ former minister had authority to approve the payments and says legal cloud also hangs over PM Former sports minister Bridget McKenzie could be personally