Tony Abbott's poll relief

A new Fairfax-Ipsos poll might give Tony Abbott what he so desperately needs: time.

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Tony Abbott lives to fight another day

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10:09 AM   A new Fairfax-Ipsos poll puts the coalition back in the political contest, and gives Tony Abbott some breathing room.

Bishop: 'I'm not counting numbers'

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Political correspondent James Massola has been talking to Deputy Liberal Leader Julie Bishop in New Zealand.

Leadership back in play

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There's growing unrest within the Liberal Party, amid reports of support swinging towards Malcolm Turnbull. Liberal MP Wyatt Roy, analysis from Fairfax journalists and Labor's Amanda Rishworth. From 10:45am

Julie Bishop: 'A role was raised...'

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Labor targets Julie Bishop as the government's treatment of Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs dominates question time.

Gender reporting reactions differ

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The Greens are critical of the government's decision not to expand gender reporting by private companies, but concede the outcome could have been worse.

Greens super proposal wins praise

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The Greens want to increase tax on superannuation contributions - and win praise from an unexpected quarter.

Question Time assault over Triggs

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Labor attempts to squeeze information out of government ministers regarding the requested resignation of the Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs.

Christopher Pyne's chum bucket

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Christopher Pyne channels Spongebob Squarepants, leaving Julie Bishop scrambling to catch up...

Australia's ageing population

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Insider antics or illicit conduct?

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The debate over Professor Gillian Triggs has spilled over into a full-blown political fight. Labor's Ed Husic and Liberal MP Angus Taylor debate the issue.

New welfare blueprint explained

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Government has lost confidence in Triggs: Abbott

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The Prime Minister says the children in detention report was a "political stitch up".

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Tony Abbott's poll relief

A new Fairfax-Ipsos poll might give Tony Abbott what he so desperately needs: time.

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