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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Branded ‘Aussie Gold Digger’

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Branded ‘Aussie Gold Digger’

“Let’s hope the PM is thinking about the national interest with Turnbull today. The “Aussie gold digger” might want another lucky strike,” Winston Peters New Zealand First MP posted on Twitter.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Disability Funding to Welfare Cuts Backfires Spectacularly

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Disability Funding to Welfare Cuts Backfires Spectacularly

Turnbull government’s bid to link disability funding to welfare cuts has backfired spectacularly, angering the Senate crossbenchers it was meant to win over and drawing fire from advocates and even a Paralympic champion.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: One Nation Shows Australia’s Shift to Right

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: One Nation Shows Australia’s Shift to Right

A state premier’s desperate move to win re-election by striking an electoral deal with the far-right One Nation party drove a wedge between partners in the ruling coalition on Monday, as Australia’s conservative politics faced a lurch to the right.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: What Liberal Party With One Nation Preference Deal Could Mean at Election

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: What Liberal Party With One Nation Preference Deal Could Mean at Election

The success of the Liberal Party’s preference deal with One Nation in WA could be determined by how many support staff are available to hand out how-to-vote cards on the day, according to a political analyst.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Khaled Sharrouf ISIS Fighter First Australian Stripped of Citizenship

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Khaled Sharrouf ISIS Fighter First Australian Stripped of Citizenship

Australian Islamic State fighter Khaled Sharrouf has become the country’s first dual nationality individual to be stripped of Australian citizenship under anti-terrorism laws.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Life Gold Pass: Malcolm Turnbull Axes Entitlement Scheme

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Life Gold Pass: Malcolm Turnbull Axes Entitlement Scheme

Malcolm Turnbull will abolish the lifetime gold-pass travel perks for politicians, in a bid to restore public confidence and save close to $5 million.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Under Threat From Party Split

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Under Threat From Party Split

Adding to center-right leader Malcolm Turnbull’s woes, an opinion poll published on Monday showed that support for his coalition had slipped to its lowest.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Army Chief Angus Campbell to Meet Indonesian Military Leaders After Spat

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Army Chief Angus Campbell to Meet Indonesian Military Leaders After Spat

Campbell is due to meet Indonesian military (TNI) chief, Gatot Nurmantyo and army chief of staff Mulyono, TNI spokesman Wuryanto said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop Says Controversial Refugee Deal With U.S. Would Go Ahead

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop Says Controversial Refugee Deal With U.S. Would Go Ahead

“The agreement is to be honored by the Trump administration (so) I’m pleased this agreement will continue,” Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Dumb Deal’ Drags Australia-US Ties to New Low

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Dumb Deal’ Drags Australia-US Ties to New Low

U.S. President Donald Trump labeled a refugee swap deal with Australia “dumb” after a Washington Post report of an acrimonious telephone call with Turnbull.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Shorten, Turnbull Focus Now On Jobs

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Shorten, Turnbull Focus Now On Jobs

Bill Shorten declears: “Too many Australians think the political system is broken and more than a few don’t trust us to fix it. We need to lift our game.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Thousands March Demanding Change to Australia Day

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Thousands March Demanding Change to Australia Day

“I’m here to commemorate all the aboriginal people who were murdered during the first stage of settlement,” protester Neville Scarlett told The Age.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Thousands Protest Trump As ‘Sister Marches’ Begin in Australia And New Zealand

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Thousands Protest Trump As ‘Sister Marches’ Begin in Australia And New Zealand

Thousands of protesters in Australia and New Zealand on Saturday joined the first of hundreds of womens’ marches organized around the world in a show of disapproval of U.S. President Donald Trump as he began his first day in office.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ONE Nation To Attend Trump’s Inauguration

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ONE Nation To Attend Trump’s Inauguration

One Nation senator Brian Burston will attend Donald Trump’s inauguration. Hanson tweeted he would do a great job of representing the party.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Japan, Australia Agree to Strengthen Defence Ties

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Japan, Australia Agree to Strengthen Defence Ties

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Australia is the first since Malcolm Turnbull became prime minister in late 2015.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Scandal Exposed! Sussan Ley Resigns

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Scandal Exposed! Sussan Ley Resigns

Australian Health Minister Sussan Ley said she had resigned from her Cabinet position amid an expenses scandal that has proved to be an embarrassing.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Tigerair Australia Working With Indonesian Government to Resume Flights

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Tigerair Australia Working With Indonesian Government to Resume Flights

Tigerair Australia said on Wednesday it had cancelled at least six scheduled flights to and from the popular holiday destination of Bali after the Indonesian government imposed new administrative requirements.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Culleton Officially Removed From Parliament

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Culleton Officially Removed From Parliament

Independent senator Rod Culleton has lost his spot in the Senate after he was declared bankrupt by a Federal Court judge.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Sussan Ley Entangles In Expenses Scandal

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Sussan Ley Entangles In Expenses Scandal

“I’m very confident that the investigations will demonstrate that no rules were broken whatsoever,” Sussan Ley told reporters in Albury.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Shan Ju Lin Disendorsed For Saying, ‘Gays Should Be Treated As Patients’

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Shan Ju Lin Disendorsed For Saying, ‘Gays Should Be Treated As Patients’

Taiwanese-born Ms Lin was dropped as the Bundamba candidate on Saturday night a day after she posted on Facebook that “gays should be treated as patients”.

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