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Why the era of the independents in the box seat is almost over

Why the era of the independents in the box seat is almost over

While record numbers of Australians are supporting alternative candidates, the pendulum of power is poised to swing back to the major parties.

  • by Michael Koziol

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'Where goes Queensland, goes the nation': Bill Shorten on bus tour
ALP

'Where goes Queensland, goes the nation': Bill Shorten on bus tour

Labor needs Queensland, the Opposition Leader says, launching his nine-day bus tour of the state.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
'It will remain on the 26th': Bill Shorten rules out changing Australia Day date
Indigenous

'It will remain on the 26th': Bill Shorten rules out changing Australia Day date

Meanwhile, Greens MPs are threatening to bypass a government ruling that citizenship ceremonies be held on January 26, by running their own ceremonies outside the public holiday.

  • by Max Koslowski
'They should be accountable': Labor legend tells Shorten to face up to Industry Super
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Greg Combet

'They should be accountable': Labor legend tells Shorten to face up to Industry Super

Bill Kelty has warned the alternative prime minister he has a duty to protect workers' savings over the vested interests of "loud underperformers". 

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Australians do not want any more migrants: ANU poll
Scott Morrison

Australians do not want any more migrants: ANU poll

Australians say the country is full, worried about house prices and city traffic.

  • by Shane Wright
Is Credlin eyeing another safe Coalition seat?
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Kevin Andrews

Is Credlin eyeing another safe Coalition seat?

Liberal Party rumours suggest she could be interested in Kevin Andrews’ seat, but others are sceptical about the plan.

  • by Kylar Loussikian & Samantha Hutchinson
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Campaign behemoths take shape as Coalition and Labor gear up for election
ALP

Campaign behemoths take shape as Coalition and Labor gear up for election

Close to 300 operatives are assigned to the campaign, as Bill Shorten prepares for a Queensland bus tour.

  • by Michael Koziol
Morrison echoes Howard in push for conversation on Australian values
Scott Morrison

Morrison echoes Howard in push for conversation on Australian values

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will embark on a major push on national values in the run-up to Australia Day to connect with what the government regards as ordinary voters’ concerns as the election year kicks off.

  • by David Wroe
Franking credit change could wipe billions from banks: Citigroup
Banking royal commission

Franking credit change could wipe billions from banks: Citigroup

Analysts find Labor's plan to end cash refunds for excess franking credits could slice billions from the value of the big four banks.

  • by Shane Wright & Samantha Hutchinson
Shorten will abandon negative gearing reforms, Frydenberg predicts
Josh Frydenberg

Shorten will abandon negative gearing reforms, Frydenberg predicts

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg predicts Bill Shorten will walk away from a suite of controversial housing tax reforms, following predictions prices will collapse this year.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson
Facebook pulls down St Kilda Beach rally page due to 'hate speech'
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Facebook pulls down St Kilda Beach rally page due to 'hate speech'

Facebook has pulled down an event page for the weekend's far right rally after it found posts with hate speech.

  • by Jennifer Duke