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Labor pledges to increase skilled migration income threshold, Coalition to help small business

The Federal Opposition promises to replace a controversial northern infrastructure fund, and to overhaul Australia's temporary skilled migration system, if it wins the election.

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'Nobody disobeys me': Trump defiant after Mueller report release

US President Donald Trump dismisses questions about his staff's reluctance to carry out his orders and the chances of impeachment proceedings in Congress, days after the Mueller report highlighted both issues.

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PM defends $80m water buyback deal

The Prime Minister called the $80 million decision "routine".

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PM says Joyce did nothing wrong in $80m water deal, Barnaby blames Labor 'morons'

Prime Minister Scott Morrison maintains Barnaby Joyce did not breach any rules when he approved a controversial water ...

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On parole, but given a chance: The recycling plant that's changing lives

Raymond Skinner was struggling to find work while on parole, but a waste facility has given this Queenslander a chance ...

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Live: Tasmania Now: Hobart's Sri Lankan community grieves, Freycinet rejects tourism plan

Locals push back against tourism plans for the iconic Freycinet Peninsula, while Tasmania's Sri Lankan community gather ...

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LNP Senate candidate accuses BOM of fudging data to suit 'global warming agenda'

The weather bureau has been tampering with temperature data in order to "perpetuate global warming hysteria", according to an under-fire Coalition candidate.

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How Ukraine's new President once played the role on TV — and is now the real deal

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president in a TV series, has achieved a landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election. But who is this dark horse candidate and how did he win?

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‘My job is very tiring': Xi Jinping writes rare letter to US high school students

When a group of US high school students penned a letter to the Chinese President earlier this year they didn't expect a response, so they were "very surprised" when a top Chinese diplomat personally delivered a reply from Xi Jinping himself.

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Joyce blames Labor 'morons' over $80m water deal during wild interview

With pressure mounting on a government agency to provide more answers over an $80 million taxpayer-funded water deal, ...

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Clinton has been vindicated, so why is she so quiet?

As Democrats weigh their options, Hillary Clinton remains curiously restrained, despite the Mueller report laying bare ...

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Alleged IS group militants killed in foiled attack in Saudi Arabia

Four alleged Islamic State group militants are killed when authorities thwart an attack on a state security building in Saudi Arabia's central Riyadh province.

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'Micallef for PM': These are the comedians you think should be our Prime Minister

A TV comedian is on track to become Ukraine's next president, prompting many Australians to ask: if they can do it, why can't we?

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How Malcolm Turnbull left Scott Morrison with egg on his face this Easter

Despite Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten agreeing on a campaign ceasefire over Easter, ex-PM Malcolm Turnbull lobs a few unexpected rotten eggs as a gift for Labor, writes Michelle Grattan.

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Up yours! Will protest votes help minor parties win votes?

Brandishing a pencil as their weapon of choice, some voters will attempt to slaughter the hopes of the major parties by ...

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Comedian set for landslide win in Ukraine presidential election, exit polls show

A comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on television appears headed for a landslide ...

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Live: Tasmania Now: Man charged over Jarrod Turner killing, fabulous fagus is here

A 30-year-old man will appear in court over the murder of 22-year-old father Jarrod Turner, while the annual "turning of the fagus" is offering rare photo opportunities for nature lovers.

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Gerard Rennick tells how freedom doesn't come easy

Gerard Rennick LNP Senate Candidate says that freedom is the child of affluence.

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What Vote Compass tells us about voters' views on negative gearing

Negative gearing is a defining issue of the 2019 election campaign — and Vote Compass data suggests it's also dividing Australian voters.

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Meet the Coalition candidate with controversial views on company tax, early education and Russia

The Coalition usually wins at least three Senate spots in Queensland, meaning Gerard Rennick has a good chance of ...

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Dire diagnosis of hospital woes by medical staff gets meeting brought forward

A day after a blunt assessment of the care and staff crisis at Royal Hobart Hospital by emergency department ...

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'There's no sugar-coating it': Why Shooters Party will be firing blanks in the federal election

A lack of cash and candidates means the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party won't replicate its NSW election success at ...

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Shorten calls for a national anti-corruption commission

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says there are 'question marks' over the nation's biggest water sale. ...

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Agriculture Department stands by water buybacks, amid calls for an inquiry

The Agriculture Department is standing by a controversial water buyback deal worth $80 million, which Labor leader Bill Shorten says is a "scandal" worthy of inquiry.

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'Masterful work': The mob boss prosecution tactics Mueller deployed in the Russia probe

Cutting deals, flipping witnesses and working his way up the food chain — Mueller's prosecution of mob boss John Gotti served as a blueprint for his investigation into the US President, writes Michael Vincent.

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IMPORTANT: Why you might think twice before filling in those postal vote applications

Over the next few weeks, you might spot a letter marked "IMPORTANT voting information" for the 2019 Federal Election that looks official and contains a postal vote application form asking for personal details. But be ...

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