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

'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

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'Something's going on': Liberals mystified by failure to endorse candidate for key marginal
Liberal Party

'Something's going on': Liberals mystified by failure to endorse candidate for key marginal

Senior party figures speculated Scott Morrison wanted to overturn the preselection for a new candidate.

  • by Michael Koziol
Clive Palmer alleges federal MPs plotted to 'destroy' him over land sale
Courts

Clive Palmer alleges federal MPs plotted to 'destroy' him over land sale

The controversial former federal politician has alleged the Australian government has pursued a "co-ordinated, targeted campaign" against him for years.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
'We weren't dodging Australia Day': NSW councils feel the heat over citizenship ceremonies
Scott Morrison

'We weren't dodging Australia Day': NSW councils feel the heat over citizenship ceremonies

The mayor of a Sydney council said they didn't move its citizenship ceremony from January 26 "for political reasons", but to escape the heat.

  • by Megan Gorrey & Tom Cowie
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
Morrison to build defence, economic ties with Fiji amid China concerns
Fiji

Morrison to build defence, economic ties with Fiji amid China concerns

Australia will deepen its security and economic ties with Fiji when Prime Minister Scott Morrison makes an historic visit to the Pacific this week amid concerns over Chinese influence in the region and a diplomatic hiccup around terrorist Neil Prakash.

  • by David Wroe
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'I don't vote until I vote': Key crossbencher could spare Scott Morrison a historic vote loss
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'I don't vote until I vote': Key crossbencher could spare Scott Morrison a historic vote loss

Cathy McGowan is unsure whether to back a bill to fast-track medical treatment for refugees on Manus Island and Nauru. 

  • by Max Koslowski & Bevan Shields
Pollies are already talking, but are disillusioned voters ready to listen?
Federal election

Pollies are already talking, but are disillusioned voters ready to listen?

It's months out from the federal election and would-be MPs face a hard sell to voters who feel let down and neglected.

  • by Josh Dye
Scott Morrison, board shorts and passing the pub test
Opinion
Opinion

Scott Morrison, board shorts and passing the pub test

Does the Prime Minister pass the pub test, asks Jenna Price.

  • by Jenna Price
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