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Malcolm Turnbull: 'there is only one class of citizenship'

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is among a number of high-powered central Sydney and eastern suburbs figures who have ... Click to play video

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton will be looking into the leaking of draft reforms to citizenship and visas says Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Prime Minister talks GST changes

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Compensation would need to be considered for some Australians before any decisions are made about tax changes, including a GST hike according to Malcolm Turnbull.

Australia to take 12,000 refugees, expand airstrikes into Syria

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In September former prime minister Tony Abbott announced Australia would take 12,000 refugees from 'persecuted minorities' from Syria, while the RAAF will bomb Islamic State in Syria.

Nap time for Truss

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Leader of the Nationals and Deputy PM Warren Truss seems to have needed a nap during Question Time in Parliament.

Nap time for Truss

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Leader of the Nationals and Deputy PM Warren Truss seems to have needed a nap during Question Time in Parliament.

The case against increasing the GST

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Increasing the GST or broadening its base would be an attack on household budget, argues Shadow Finance Minister Tony Burke.

The case for increasing the GST

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Stronger economic growth can be delivered by changing the tax mix away from income tax towards the GST, argues Liberal MP Dan Tehan.

Asylum seeker children traumatised

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The Human Rights Commission says children are scared at the thought of returning to Nauru so should stay in Australia. Courtesy ABC News 24.

Churches step in to help asylum seekers

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Churches have offered refuge to asylum seekers in Australia at risk of being returned to Nauru after yesterday's High Court decision.

Triggs and Dutton speak about Nauru

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Following the landmark High Court ruling on Tuesday, Gillian Triggs and Peter Dutton give their positions on detention in Nauru. Vision courtesy The Project and ABC.

Treasurer considers the task ahead

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Scott Morrison has a tough job getting the budget back into the black as quickly as possible. Courtesy ABC News 24.

Commonwealth Court victory terrifies refugees

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Human rights campaigners say refugees are terrified after the High Court threw out a challenge to the Federal Government keeping asylum seekers in detention on Nauru. Courtesy ABC News 24.


What's the purpose of tax reform, anyway?

Peter Martin questions the government's motivation for tax reform.

Australia's 15-year science plan

Australia will soon have a rolling 15-year plan for science and technology. Chief Scientist Alan Finkel will play a key role in developing the plan.

The six big political stories of 2016

These are the stories set to dominate federal politics this year, as identified by Fairfax's Canberra bureau.

Battle for Mosul shaping as Iraq end game

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2015's political winners and losers

Forget Bill Shorten and the Labor Party - all the big winners and losers were members of the government. We count them down.

What would Putin think?

"I think he'd be delighted," states Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, explaining why she used a red-faced emoji in relation to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

A Monkey Pod conspiracy?

A group of hardcore Tony Abbott supporters is meeting regularly for lunch. James Massola explains the significance.

Malcolm Turnbull's bookcase revealed

A quick scan of the Prime Ministerial bookshelf - and ten of the topics that pique Malcolm Turnbull's interest.