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Conversation should be had about lowering the voting age: AG

Conversation should be had about lowering the voting age: AG

Research which surveyed the views of more than 7000 young people in Queensland has revealed they have a "strong desire" to be included in decisions which impact their lives.

  • by Felicity Caldwell

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Sharma to contest next election as Liberals get Wentworth payday
Federal election

Sharma to contest next election as Liberals get Wentworth payday

Former ambassador Dave Sharma wants to contest the seat of Wentworth in Sydney’s affluent eastern suburbs at the federal election next year.

  • by Alexandra Smith & Matt O'Sullivan
Time our politicians got off the buses
Opinion
Opinion

Time our politicians got off the buses

What is it with buses and campaign politics? Party strategists love them, almost as much as robocalls.

  • by Andy Marks
What the US can learn from Australian elections
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Opinion

What the US can learn from Australian elections

If the US were a developing country, Australia would send in international observers to monitor whether the elections were “fair and free”.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Auditor General finds 'shortcomings' in Labor's 'Local Jobs' election scheme, Premier labels inquiry 'witch hunt'
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Mark McGowan

Auditor General finds 'shortcomings' in Labor's 'Local Jobs' election scheme, Premier labels inquiry 'witch hunt'

An audit has found "shortcomings" in Labor's 'Local Projects, Local jobs' grants scheme, meanwhile the Premier has labelled an inquiry into it a "witch hunt".

  • by Nathan Hondros
Government loses fight to thwart 'Local Jobs' campaign fund inquiry
Mark McGowan

Government loses fight to thwart 'Local Jobs' campaign fund inquiry

The McGowan Government faces a year-long parliamentary inquiry into its 'Local Projects, Local Jobs' grant scheme after losing a vote in the state's upper house yesterday.

  • by Nathan Hondros
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More medical practitioners in parliament? Just what the doctor ordered
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Kerryn Phelps

More medical practitioners in parliament? Just what the doctor ordered

Dr Kerryn Phelps, Dr Brian Owler and Dr Brendan Nelson have all been in the news lately. As well as being doctors, they have one more thing in common.

  • by John Warhurst
'Jail will mean jail': Guy proposes mandatory jail time for repeat child sex offenders

'Jail will mean jail': Guy proposes mandatory jail time for repeat child sex offenders

The states most depraved child sex offenders would face at least a decade behind bars under a state opposition plan to lift minimum mandatory sentences for repeat abusers.

  • by Erin Pearson & Gerard Cockburn
Canberrans’ crucial psychic voting in Wentworth
Opinion
Opinion

Canberrans’ crucial psychic voting in Wentworth

Just a few days before polling day in the now famous, nation-changing Wentworth by-election I had my regular session with metaphysical therapist Mystic Gladys.

  • by Ian Warden
Directors' doom and gloom should be wake-up call for Canberra
Opinion
Election

Directors' doom and gloom should be wake-up call for Canberra

Well over half of board directors are increasingly pessimistic about the impact the coalition's performance is having on their business decision-making.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Derryn Hinch's preference whisperer faces cash-for-votes complaint
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Victorian election

Derryn Hinch's preference whisperer faces cash-for-votes complaint

Preference wheeler dealer Glenn Druery faces official complaint over cash-for-votes

  • by Royce Millar, Ben Schneiders & Benjamin Preiss