University deregulation: Turnbull's first big change

It's Malcolm Turnbull's first big departure from Abbott-era policies. Mark Kenny explains why the government is putting university deregulation on hold.

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Turnbull lifts Liberals in Victoria

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5:26 PM   Nowhere have Liberals responded to Malcolm Turnbull replacing Tony Abbott as positively as in Victoria, says James Massola.

Multinational tax net tightens

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2:15 PM   The global effort to extract a fair share of tax from multinationals is stepping up, say Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan. Courtesy ABC News24

Defence: Iraq war needs political solution

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12:08 PM   The man in charge of Australian military operations, Vice-Admiral David Johnston, says a political solution is required to end the conflict in Iraq, as well as in Syria.

Shorten backs Nauru rape victim

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11:13 AM   The Labor leader says it's a travesty if a Somali woman raped on Nauru cannot obtain an abortion in Australia. Courtesy ABC News24.

Bill Shorten's rewable energy olive branch

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10:43 AM   Labor is welcoming the government's more moderate rhetoric on renewable energy. Courtesy ABC News24.

Chinese workers: debate to heat up

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A new report into the Chinese Free Trade Agreement will fuel the political debate between the government and opposition, says Heath Aston.

Explainer: is some Federal spending unlawful?

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Billions of dollars in government spending could be unconstitutional, including funding off-shore detention centres and commonwealth arts funding. Jane Lee explains why.

Wind turbines worse than asbestos?

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The views of Dr Bruce Rapley given to a senate committee in June. He's backed by some cross-bench senators to become a scientific adviser to the government.

United on jobs and growth

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Business groups, unions and welfare representatives have emerged from Thursday's mini-summit with Malcolm Turnbull united in supporting greater productivity. Courtesy ABC News24.

Mini-summit: don't expect big announcements

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been playing down expectations big reforms emerging from Thursday's mini-economic summit in Canberra.

Cash: Penalty rates deter weekend work

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Speaking on ABC's AM on Wednesday, Michaelia Cash pledged that the Government would seek a mandate at the election before making changes to penalty rates.

Labor: support and criticism for UN bids

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Labor is supporting Australian bids for the UN Security Council and Human Rights Committee, while not missing an opportunity to criticise the government. Courtesy ABC News24.


Russian bombing: what are the risks?

What are the risks to Australian pilots of the Russians bombing in Syria? And what are the risks for the future of the country? Analysis with David Wroe.

Mini-summit gives reform a boost

Malcolm Turnbull is making the right noises on economic reform, but can he follow through? Mark Kenny provides analysis.

Message to Bill Shorten: 'lighten up'

What must Bill Shorten do to compete with a resurgent Malcolm Turnbull? Chris Johnson has been considering the Labor leader's position.

Marine reserves under review

Australia's system of marine reserves is being revisited by the federal government - Nicole Hasham explains why.

Will Malcolm Turnbull end the culture wars?

There's a collective sigh of relief at the ABC and other cultural institutions, according to Matthew Knott.

Bruce Billson: nice guy finishes last

Bruce Billson was the hero of this year's federal budget - so why has he missed out on a ministry? Matthew Knott explains.