Latika Bourke

Latika Bourke

Latika Bourke is a national political reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. She has previously worked for ABC and 2UE in Canberra. Latika won the Walkley Award for Young Australian Journalist of the Year in 2010.

Phillip Morris donated to pro-smoking senator

Latika Bourke Latika Bourke, Lisa Cox

Coalition splits on Muslim relations as National MP George Christensen adds voice to calls for burqa ban

George Christensen.

Heath Aston and Latika Bourke The Coalition is divided over engagement with the Islamic community as Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull warned attacks on Australian Muslims play into the hands of terrorists, while a second...

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Muslim leaders lash out at Jacqui Lambie and Cory Bernardi

Dr Jamal Rifi.

Heath Aston, Latika Bourke and Nicole Hasham Muslim leaders say Cory Bernardi and Jacqui Lambie are assisting Islamic State recruit potential terrorists in Australia with their "divisive and inflammatory" statements on burqas and sharia.

Abbott's Monday fundraiser was for Kevin Andrews

Kevin Andrews refused to comment when asked for details.

Latika Bourke The fundraiser Prime Minister Tony Abbott attended that sparked a furore over his use of entitlements was held for Cabinet MInister Kevin Andrews, Fairfax Media has learned. 

Tony Abbott snubbed his senators for Melbourne fund-raiser

Abbott

Latika Bourke Tony Abbott broke with tradition and skipped an annual black tie dinner held for government senators when he attended a party fund-raiser in Melbourne on Monday night.

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Tony Abbott's paid parental leave scheme deferred with no due date in sight

Tony Abbott.

Latika Bourke Legislation for Tony Abbott’s prized $5.5 billion paid parental leave scheme has been quietly shelved and is unlikely to be put to the parliament this calendar year

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New resolution: Russia

Nikolay Stanislavovich Nozdrev, chargé d'affaires at the Russian Embassy in Canberra, on Wednesday 30 July 2014. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

James Massola, Latika Bourke Russia has called for a second United Nations Security Council resolution before Australian and international armed forces are allowed on the ground to support efforts to retrieve the dead and...

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