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Six months of best or worst politics
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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

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Labor candidate steps away from council job amid outsourcing controversy
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Labor candidate steps away from council job amid outsourcing controversy

Corinne Mulholland has been closely associated with a controversial outsourcing deal now the subject of an investigation by Queensland’s anti-corruption watchdog.

  • by Mark Solomons
As the major party vote slides away, the independents come out to play
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As the major party vote slides away, the independents come out to play

Independents scoring seats in Parliament happened occasionally in the past. But as the major party vote slides, minority governments become more likely.

  • by Crispin Hull
'The biggest risk for the Australian economy': Consumer worries for Frydenberg
Josh Frydenberg

'The biggest risk for the Australian economy': Consumer worries for Frydenberg

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will faces his first set of national accounts a week after taking responsibility for the Australian economy.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
$1 billion pork barrel fund waves through taxpayer-funded projects

$1 billion pork barrel fund waves through taxpayer-funded projects

The auditor-general has found the fund approved projects with little critical analysis and relied on organisations to self-justify the millions of dollars they have received.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Porter under threat, Bishop WA's preferred Liberal leader: Polling

Porter under threat, Bishop WA's preferred Liberal leader: Polling

A poll of voters in Christian Porter's Pearce electorate show a dramatic collapse in primary support and suggests they want Julie Bishop to be Liberal leader.

  • by Nathan Hondros
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Hang on, who's the Prime Minister again?
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Opinion

Hang on, who's the Prime Minister again?

We really need to devise some new questions to help diagnose brain damage.

  • by Clare Boyd-Macrae
'Radical action': Liberals need to put women into winnable seats

'Radical action': Liberals need to put women into winnable seats

AGL and Wesfarmers board member Diane Smith-Gander has urged the Liberal party to introduce gender-based quotas and put women into seats Liberals can win.

  • by Nassim Khadem
'Bring it on': WA Labor wants latest PM to call election on GST deal
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'Bring it on': WA Labor wants latest PM to call election on GST deal

Labor's most senior West Australian politician says Labor is ready to fight an election on a fairer GST deal for the state.

  • by Nathan Hondros
End politicking, get on with it: business to Australia's new leaders
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End politicking, get on with it: business to Australia's new leaders

The nation's top CEOs and business groups have called on political leaders to end short-term politicking now that Australia has Scott Morrison as new PM

  • by Nassim Khadem, Nick Toscano & Cole Latimer
Australians 'crying out for election' after leadership turmoil: Turnbull
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Australians 'crying out for election' after leadership turmoil: Turnbull

The Liberal Party is far behind Labor in preselecting candidates and is said to be struggling financially, potentially leaving it on the back foot in a snap election.

  • by Nicole Hasham & Michael Koziol