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AFP lukewarm on legislating death penalty guidelines

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3:36 PM   Australia's ministers should make the decision to tip off overseas authorities of crimes that could attract the death penalty says former attorney-general Philip Ruddock.

Turnbull rejects idea of Abbott insurgency

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Malcolm Turnbull closed the subject with three little words when ABC's Leigh Sales asked whether he was facing an Abbott-led insurgency. Vision: ABC.

Labor launches political assault against Brough

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The Opposition question Special Minister of State Mal Brough's role in the Peter Slipper & James Ashby affair.

Senate confusion: government divided

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Labor enjoys the moment as the coalition splits over the issue of student unionism.

New terror threat level system announced

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The new system is designed to make the threat to Australians clearer says Justice Minister Michael Keenan.

Structural reform for mental health

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The government's reforms to the mental health sector will focus on individual needs says Health Minister Sussan Ley.

'Won't somebody think of the childless?'

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The childless subsidise those who do have children & 'the least they can do is immunise their bundles of dribble & spit' says libertarian Senator David Leyonhjelm.

Palmer: Brough asked for money for Ashby case

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Clive Palmer uses parliamentary privilege to claim Mal Brough asked him to fund the legal case of James Ashby against former speaker Peter Slipper in 2012.

Terror attacks inspire climate hopes

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The terrorist attacks in Paris will help motivate world leaders to reach a deal on climate change, says Environment Minister Greg Hunt. Courtesy ABC News24.

Australia's 'passive dismissive attitude' on domestic violence

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Changing the culture around domestic violence is 'critically important to exposing it,' says Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Turnbull urges 'restraint' over downed Russian jet

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The significance of the shooting down of a Russian jet by Turkey 'will depend on the reaction of the parties,' says Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

The singing senator

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Senator David Leyonhjelm serenades the upper house with 'the five tax bills of Christmas'.


Trade deal's benefits may be exaggerated

The new Trans-Pacific Partnership may not deliver the benefits the government is claiming, says Peter Martin.

Welcome to the backbench

The backbencher's blues: Tony Abbott and prominent former ministers take up their new parliamentary positions. Photography Andrew Meares and Alex Ellinghausen.

Why the Philippines solution?

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

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.