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Labor to move motion on Abbott's comments

Peter Jean and Jonathan Swan ACT Labor wants Opposition Leader Tony Abbott to endorse a ''Statement of Commitment to Canberra''.

Funding to help wildlife move to safety

Peter Jean Wildlife corridors crossing state borders could get funding priority under the federal government's National Wildlife Corridors Plan to help fauna adapt to climate change.

Abbott not changing stand on refugees

By Peter Jean Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has continued to hit out out at the government's border protection policies, stifling hopes of a bipartisan agreement on the issue in the wake of the latest asylum...

Dogged Abbott sticks to his pet subject

Peter Jean He was already worried about how families would cope with the carbon tax. But what about the homeless dogs, cats, birds and lizards who need to be kept warm?

Government unfit for office: Abbott

Peter Jean Labor's leadership crisis had demonstrated that the minority government was unfit to continue in office, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said last night.

Canberra MPs back Gillard

Emma Macdonald and Peter Jean LOCAL REACTION: The ACT's Labor MPs have welcomed Julia Gillard's win in today's leadership ballot, and are relieved it is over.

Bob's booming voice could be election winner

Bob Carr in the Upper House of NSW Parliament.

Peter Jean and Judith Ireland A deep voice may be one of Bob Carr's best weapons in his new role as Senator and Foreign Minister.

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Abbott warns of a double dissolution over carbon tax

Peter Jean Australians will head quickly back to the polls if the Coalition wins the next federal election but fails to persuade the Senate to repeal the carbon tax, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott warned...

PM refuses to rule out safety net cuts

Peter Jean Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott have clashed over the Medicare safety net after the Prime Minister refused to rule out making more cuts to the scheme that was introduced by the Opposition Leader when...

Aged-care reforms to weed out rorters

Meals on Wheels recipient, 92 year old Beatrice Holderhead of Warramanga, with her 70 year old daughter, Robyn Horne of Rivett.

Chris Johnson, Peter Jean Cracking down on aged-care providers who over-claim on their services will end the rorting of the current funding system and allow the federal government to claw back $1.6 billion over five years.

Heat on PM as Speaker stands aside

Speaker of the House Peter Slipper during Question Time at Parliament House Canberra on Thursday 16 February 2012.
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Peter Jean The Gillard government's support on the floor of the House of Representatives has been further eroded by Speaker Peter Slipper's announcement he will stand aside while police decide whether to...