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Josh Frydenberg fights back in the battle for Kooyong

Josh Frydenberg fights back in the battle for Kooyong

Josh Frydenberg is not just preparing a national budget. He is also preparing to defend his blue ribbon seat.

  • by Judith Ireland

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My budget will drive up worker wages: Josh Frydenberg
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My budget will drive up worker wages: Josh Frydenberg

The Treasurer has vowed to "drive wages higher" using new policy measures to be unveiled in the April 2 budget.

  • by Shane Wright, David Crowe and Eryk Bagshaw
Potholes ahead for state passengers on Shorten's WA campaign bus
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Analysis

Potholes ahead for state passengers on Shorten's WA campaign bus

Bill Shorten's decision to make Mark McGowan the face of his campaign in WA makes perfect sense for Bill Shorten. But does it make sense for Mark McGowan?

  • by Nathan Hondros
Just don't do it, PM: trading votes with Hanson is playing with fire
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Opinion

Just don't do it, PM: trading votes with Hanson is playing with fire

One Nation is not just another political party. It is defined by racism, and the Coalition must resist all temptations to preference it ahead of Labor.

  • by David Crowe
Meet Duncan Spender, poised to become one of Australia's shortest-serving senators
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Meet Duncan Spender, poised to become one of Australia's shortest-serving senators

Liberal Democrat senator Duncan Spender will likely sit in the chamber for just three days when he is sworn in next Tuesday.

  • by Michael Koziol
Former Liberal leader warns preferencing One Nation cost him seats
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Former Liberal leader warns preferencing One Nation cost him seats

Scott Morrison is being warned against playing “footsie” with Pauline Hanson’s One Nation.

  • by David Crowe
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Independents aren’t the panacea, they’re the problem
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Independents aren’t the panacea, they’re the problem

Throwing more independents into the federal parliament mix is akin to chucking grenades into a china shop and wondering why the plates are broken.

  • by Amanda Vanstone
Scott Morrison leaves his options open on Hanson preferences
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Scott Morrison leaves his options open on Hanson preferences

The One Nation leader said the Prime Minister "deserves to lose the next election" for his decision.

  • by David Crowe
'Mainstream conservative' starts campaign to fill Julie Bishop's shoes
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'Mainstream conservative' starts campaign to fill Julie Bishop's shoes

The Liberal candidate for Curtin has described herself as a mainstream conservative and sought to clarify a 2013 speech she gave about feminism.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Meet Gerard Benedet, the man who could save conservatives - or take them down with him

Meet Gerard Benedet, the man who could save conservatives - or take them down with him

As an 18-year-old, he volunteered on Tony Abbott's third re-election campaign - now, after a steep rise through the political ranks, Gerard Benedet's organisation could save Abbott's political career.

  • by Max Koslowski
'Time to put family first': Craig Laundy confirms he will quit politics at the election
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Craig Laundy

'Time to put family first': Craig Laundy confirms he will quit politics at the election

The Liberal MP and former minister was a close ally of Malcolm Turnbull, and had described last year's coup as "the worst of politics".

  • by Michael Koziol and Peter FitzSimons