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ACT Labor conference chaos as candidate re-instated

ACT Labor conference chaos as candidate re-instated

The national branch of the party may choose to intervene in local matters for the second time in as many months.

  • by Sally Whyte

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Weekend Washup: 'We need to be careful with the rhetoric about China'
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Weekend Washup: 'We need to be careful with the rhetoric about China'

It's the week in WA politics, wrapped up in one bite sized weekend edition. Parliament was back and the pressure was on both the government and the opposition.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Unions to take aim at ACT Labor conference
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Unions to take aim at ACT Labor conference

The party's annual conference is set to be fiery.

  • by Sally Whyte
Barr calls for binding vote on territory rights
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Barr calls for binding vote on territory rights

The chief minister will tell his federal counterparts they must vote in favour of the ACT's ability to legislate on euthanasia.

  • by Sally Whyte
WA state treasurer's all-expenses-paid China trip linked to controversial billionaire, communist regime
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WA state treasurer's all-expenses-paid China trip linked to controversial billionaire, communist regime

Questions have been raised over a senior WA Labor minister and his relationship with the Chinese billionaire who ended Sam Dastyari's political career.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Canberra Now: Assisted suicide bill defeated; and Medicare fees hit
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Canberra Now: Assisted suicide bill defeated; and Medicare fees hit

Plus ACT Labor factions face off; and the ACT Greens admit to errors in handling a sexual assault complaint.

  • by Doug Dingwall
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The demanding life of parliamentarians
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The demanding life of parliamentarians

The Husar case once again has thrown light on the demanding work and life of parliamentarians. It is an all-consuming occupation.

  • by John Warhurst
Labor faces three contested preselections as pressure ramps up
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Labor faces three contested preselections as pressure ramps up

It's the first time the party has faced a contested preselection for a federal seat in the ACT since 2010.

  • by Sally Whyte
Labor MP Darren West referred to privileges committee over claims he misled minister

Labor MP Darren West referred to privileges committee over claims he misled minister

Labor MP Darren West has been referred to a powerful parliamentary committee over claims he misled Education Minister Sue Ellery about Moora Residential College.

  • by Nathan Hondros
ETU to stick with right faction as fallout from Pettersson defection continues
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ETU to stick with right faction as fallout from Pettersson defection continues

Key wings of ACT Labor's right faction will not follow backbencher Michael Pettersson into political no man's land, after he sensationally quit the faction.

  • by Katie Burgess & Sally Whyte
'Disgraceful': Barnaby Joyce reaches across the aisle to support Emma Husar
Barnaby Joyce

'Disgraceful': Barnaby Joyce reaches across the aisle to support Emma Husar

Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has reached across the political divide to voice his support for embattled Labor MP Emma Husar.

  • by Dana McCauley