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'Bit of turbulence': Bad blood fuelled preselection protest vote, Tony Abbott says

'Bit of turbulence': Bad blood fuelled preselection protest vote, Tony Abbott says

The former PM says the ousting of Malcolm Turnbull upset progressive party members in his electorate of Warringah.

  • by Bevan Shields

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'I Stopped These': Boats, books and balls inside the office of Prime Minister Scott Morrison
Scott Morrison

'I Stopped These': Boats, books and balls inside the office of Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Gone are Malcolm Turnbull's many accounts of the Spycatcher trial - instead, visitors will find a photo of Queen Elizabeth II.

  • by Michael Koziol
Aged care funding blow-out could be examined by royal commission
Aged-care

Aged care funding blow-out could be examined by royal commission

The Coalition and Labor are open to asking the the royal commission to examine a looming $40 billion-a-year blow out in aged care funding.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Bipartisan push to ban trade in elephant ivory and rhino horns
Wildlife

Bipartisan push to ban trade in elephant ivory and rhino horns

Though authorities regulate the import and export of ivory, there are no laws governing domestic trade.

  • by Michael Koziol & Nicole Hasham
'Go back to buying strawberries': PM
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'Go back to buying strawberries': PM

Scott Morrison has urged people to take caution with strawberries, but to also help resurrect the industry after the incidents of needles being found inside the fruit.

Dutton wanted au pair visa within an hour, Senate inquiry told
Immigration

Dutton wanted au pair visa within an hour, Senate inquiry told

Dutton's then-office asked his department to prepare a ministerial intervention briefing for an Italian au pair, who was about to be deported, emails show.

  • by Angus Livingston
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Scott Morrison announces tough new criminal penalties for food tampering
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Scott Morrison announces tough new criminal penalties for food tampering

The Prime Minister said anyone tampering with fruit was a "coward and a grub".

  • by Fergus Hunter, Darren Gray & Fleta Page
Labor pledges $400 million to boost women's super
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Labor pledges $400 million to boost women's super

Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek explains Labor's plans to increase women's superannuation.

Six months of best or worst politics
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Federal election

Six months of best or worst politics

The next six to nine months of Australian politics until the 2019 federal election promise to be the good, the bad and the downright ugly.

  • by John Warhurst
'All hell broke loose' Barnaby Joyce's accuser
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'All hell broke loose' Barnaby Joyce's accuser

Catherine Marriott speaks publicly for the first time about her allegations against Barnaby Joyce and what is was like to have her name leaked media on ABC's 7.30.

Senator weeps as he uses parliamentary privilege to air death list
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Senator weeps as he uses parliamentary privilege to air death list

"These are the names that don't get spoken," Senator Jordon Steele-John said after reading out a list of 34 names.

  • by Latika Bourke