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Daniel Hurst

Daniel Hurst covers federal politics, focusing on education, employment and workplace relations.

Preference flows have Palmer in front by a fingernail

Daniel Hurst Just three votes separate Clive Palmer from his Liberal National Party opponent as election counting in the Queensland seat of Fairfax comes down to the wire.

Clive Palmer is neck-and-neck with rival in count for seat of Fairfax

Clive Palmer.

Daniel Hurst and Cosima Marriner Businessman Clive Palmer is neck-and-neck with his Liberal National Party rival in election counting for the Sunshine Coast seat of Fairfax.

Sophie Mirabella concedes in Indi

Shadow Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Sophie Mirabella

Daniel Hurst and Henrietta Cook Former Coalition frontbencher Sophie Mirabella has conceded defeat in the Victorian seat of Indi, with independent challenger Cathy McGowan set to take her place in Federal Parliament.

Quotas best way to elect more women

Julie Bishop.

Stephanie Peatling, Daniel Hurst Women's representation in parliaments is most likely to increase where there is some sort of system of quotas, an analysis of international elections held last year shows.

Liberal MP Dennis Jensen hits out at Coalition for dumping science portfolio

Dr Dennis Jensen MP

Daniel Hurst A vocal climate sceptic who wanted to be science minister has hit out at Tony Abbott's decision not to appoint a dedicated minister to the area.

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Bronwyn Bishop rejects calls for affirmative action in Liberal Party

Bronwyn Bishop.

Daniel Hurst Likely Speaker Bronwyn Bishop says she never wants to see the Liberal Party embrace affirmative action as it would entrench women as ''permanent second-class citizens''.

Rank-and-file rules to ease for ballot

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Heath Aston, Daniel Hurst An extra 8000 Labor members will be given a say on the party's next leader under changes to rules governing the direct election experiment to be passed on Monday.

Labor to grant extra votes on leadership

Heath Aston and Daniel Hurst An additional 8000 Labor members will be given a say on the party's next leader under changes to rules governing the direct election experiment to be passed on Monday.

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New team, but all eyes on opposition

Bill Shorten and Anthony Albanese.

Daniel Hurst Here we go again. The main election is out of the way but Labor has just fired the starter's gun on a whole new one.

Focus back on ALP leadership, days after feeling voters' wrath

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Daniel Hurst Here we go again. The main election is out of the way but Labor has just fired the starter's gun on a whole new one.

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Kevin Rudd switch was right: MPs reject Julia Gillard attack

Chris Bowen interim leader (Thumbnail)

Daniel Hurst Kevin Rudd's backers have hit back at post-election criticism from former prime minister Julia Gillard that this year's leadership change sent voters "a very cynical and shallow message" about...

Tony Abbott opts for modest lodgings

Tony Abbott

Daniel Hurst Incoming prime minister Tony Abbott will stay in a flat at the Australian Federal Police academy in Canberra while the official residence, The Lodge, undergoes year-long repairs.

Electing new chief throws up a mix of challenges

Bill Shorten

Daniel Hurst Details of the new election system for the leadership of the parliamentary Labor Party remain sketchy, with acting Labor chief Chris Bowen urging patience as the party works out how to include...

ALP back to its roots for leader poll

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Daniel Hurst Party considering how plan to consult grassroots members on new leader will play out.

Liberals on course in four close seats

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Daniel Hurst, Judith Ireland The Liberals are edging ahead in four out of five close seats - all Labor-held - as counting in the federal election continues.

Thanks, Kev, I'll take it from here

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd greets Prime Minister - elect at The Lodge in Canberra on Thursday 12 September 2013. Photo: Andrew Meares

Daniel Hurst Kevin Rudd once labelled Tony Abbott one of the Liberal Party's ''most extreme right-wing conservative leaders''. Mr Abbott chided Mr Rudd as a ''flim-flam man'' who never shut up.

Best behaviour at Lodge handover

Tony Abbott and Kevin Rudd

Daniel Hurst Tony Abbott and Kevin Rudd perform the ceremonial handover of the Prime Minister's official Canberra residence.

Coalition pulls ahead of Labor in election's closest seats

Mike Kelly

Daniel Hurst The Liberals are edging ahead in four out of five close seats - all Labor held - as counting in the federal election continues.

How the Labor leadership ballot would work

Daniel Hurst How the Labor leadership ballot would work

Albanese ship runs silent over leadership ambitions

Federal Election 2013. Seat of Grayndler. Dobroyd Point Public School polling booth. Anthony Albanese, member for Grayndlet and Deputy Prime Minister arrives to cast his vote. News photo: Marco Del Grande on September7, 2013

Daniel Hurst, Michael Gordon Outgoing deputy prime minister Anthony Albanese is keeping colleagues guessing on his leadership ambitions as the Labor Party mulls launching its first-ever grassroots ballot to decide the top job.