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New drinking, gambling venue underwritten by $3.5m guarantee from NT Government

The Territory Government is providing a multi-million dollar guarantee to see a new sports bar with gaming machines built, despite its heavily touted aspirations to curb anti-social behaviour.

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Just say no: Pill testing off the table as WA's leaders stick to a 'tough on drugs' approach

A taskforce recommended a major rethink in our approach to illicit drug use, but the WA Government and Opposition are standing firm on their "tough on drugs" approach, writes Jacob Kagi.

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Political donations data raises the question: 'What is it that Government doesn't want us to know?'

Donation data reveals the Liberal and Labor parties receive $56 million from untraceable sources in what is being ...

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Are cotton irrigators to blame for fish kills along the Darling River?

As the Murray-Darling Basin dries up or sees mass fish kills, a royal commission finds the Murray-Darling Basin ...

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Debate on national energy policy is even worse than Rudd, Gillard years, says senior NSW Liberal

A decade after Kevin Rudd was ousted as Prime Minister over his failed emissions trading scheme, Australia is still ...

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Perpetual crisis-management derails Coalition's NSW campaign plans

The year is off to a shaky start for the Berejiklian Government, with mass fish kills, a cracking high-rise tower and raging debate about pill testing putting it on the backfoot just seven weeks out from the election, writes state political reporter Sarah Gerathy.

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Politicians smother royal commission fire with 'sedating blanket of nothingness'

The Murray-Darling royal commission report was full of fury. But both sides of politics have no sense of urgency and bureaucrats are serving as scapegoats for negligence overseen and endorsed by government, writes Laura ...

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Former Victorian premier John Brumby resigns from Huawei board

Former Victorian premier John Brumby resigns from the board of Chinese technology firm Huawei just three days after the US announced it would prosecute the company on a litany of charges.

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Michaelia Cash to give evidence in Federal Court over AWU raid tip-off

Senator Cash had challenged the subpoena to appear before the Federal Court, but her lawyer says she is now prepared to give evidence at a suitable time to accommodate parliamentary and ministerial commitments.

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Murray-Darling Basin Plan: What happens now?

The Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission delivered a scathing review of the plan for the basin. Here's a look at what ...

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Chief Minister denies the Northern Territory is in financial crisis

During a wide-ranging interview, Michael Gunner denies the Territory is in financial crisis and acknowledges his ...

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LNP expels north Queensland MP Jason Costigan

The LNP expels its north Queensland MP Jason Costigan, saying it was a unanimous decision to give him the boot. It comes less than 48 hours after Mr Costigan, the Member for Whitsunday, was suspended over a harassment ...

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Adelaide man loses third bid to stay in Australia

Paul Burgess, who was accused of being a member of an outlaw motorcycle gang, loses his third bid to keep his visa and stay in Australia.

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The three amigos who forced the banking royal commission

Facing seemingly insurmountable odds and powerful vested interests, a whistleblower, a senator and a journalist formed an alliance that ultimately forced the Government into calling the banking royal commission.

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We’re not talking enough about Trump ally Roger Stone. Here’s why

Robert Mueller says his evidence file on Roger Stone spans "several hard drives", and the ABC's Washington bureau chief Zoe Daniel writes that his indictment is more important than it might seem. ...

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Why this woman spent her inheritance on becoming Australia's largest political donor

The latest donations made to federal political parties have been revealed, and a little-known professor is Australia's ...

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Indigenous groups invite Kerri-Anne Kennerley to visit town camp

Central Australian community groups invite the television host to visit their town camp, after she criticises people ...

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Election 2019 brings scare campaigns back into play

"Scare" campaigns are distasteful but potent, and after another bad few days on the campaign trail, the Coalition judges the best way to "save furniture" is to wave the fear flags, writes Michelle Grattan.

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Perth records strongest rental market in six years. See how your area performed

The city's rental market is quietly surging, fuelling talk of a wider housing recovery. Some experts predict it could soon almost be cheaper to buy than rent — but hurdles still stand in the way of a broader property uptick.

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Parents slapped with 'demerit points' if children miss swimming lessons under welfare rules

A Federal Government program designed to get parents back into the workforce comes under fire from single mums who say mandatory appointments and activities for their kids go too far and are "making lives more difficult".

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Niall Blair singled out for 'crude' comments about basin 'blow up' in royal commission report

The Royal Commission into the Murray Darling Basin Plan takes aim at NSW Regional Water Minister Niall Blair, ...

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Australia's political ageism may be robbing us of our best leaders

Corrosive ageism in Australian public life is so normal it goes unremarked, as does a tendency to overvalue the new and ...

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Towns shut, drinking water gone: Warnings follow Murray Darling Basin Royal Commission report

Allocating more water to the environment is one recommendation from the royal commission but that would lead to up to ...

Crikey /
Fly in, fly out: a guide to parachute candidates

From the celebrity to the repeat offender, a look at recent history's best parachute pollies. The post Fly in, fly out: a guide to parachute ...

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Crikey locked out from the royal commission lock-up

We hate to make ourselves the story, but this is a regression to the bad old days. The post Crikey locked out from the royal commission lock-up appeared first on Crikey.

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Australian air crew made 'no error' in strike that killed Iraqi civilians

The incident in 2017 happened at the height of the battle to retake Mosul, and Australian officials concede had they known civilians were in the area the airstrike would never have happened.

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Beijing opens maritime rescue base in South China Sea

Beijing opens a maritime rescue centre on a reef in the hotly contested South China Sea as it seeks to continue building up its presence in the region.

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