Why the Philippines solution?

Malcolm Turnbull has little choice but to continue the policy of seeking resettlement countries for refugees, says Nicole Hasham.

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Malcolm Turnbull denies cyber-security breach

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The Prime Minister concedes he uses commercial email and other services, but denies he's ever used them for classified information. Courtesy ABC News24.

Malcolm Turnbull calls out hate speech

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The Prime Minister and Opposition Leader have both backed tolerance and condemned division ahead of anti-Islam rallies. Courtesy ABC News24.

Bill Shorten condemns anti-Islam rallies

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Rallies targeting minority religions will lead to more radicalisation, not less, says the Labor leader. Courtesy ABC News24.

'Hardened criminals' filling detention centre

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The population of the Christmas Island detention centre is changing radically, says Immigration Minister Peter Dutton.

Multinational tax net tightens

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

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.


Brian Loughnane: the last of Abbott's troika

The resignation of Liberal Party Federal Director Brian Loughnane marks the changing face of Prime Ministerial power, says Mark Kenny.

Bill Shorten rejects 'small target' strategy

The Labor leader is making positive policy announcements as he tries to counter the appeal of new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, says Mark Kenny.

Turnbull lifts Liberals in Victoria

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

Chinese workers: debate to heat up

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

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.