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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull to Ban Secret Union Payments

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull to Ban Secret Union Payments

“A repeat offender when it comes to payments was Australian Workers Union Victoria under the leadership then of the now leader of opposition,” Turnbull said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Launches Twitter Tirade, Calls Shorten Liar

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Launches Twitter Tirade, Calls Shorten Liar

Malcolm Turnbull ‘pulled a Donald Trump’ on Sunday, launching a Twitter tirade after a media report claimed the government will scrap welfare payments in the May Budget.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Government Pressures Labor to Pass Childcare Subsidies Bill

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Government Pressures Labor to Pass Childcare Subsidies Bill

The changes to the childcare system appear likely to be blocked in Senate, because key crossbenchers are concerned they come at the expense of other cuts.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop to China: ‘Embrace Democracy’

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop to China: ‘Embrace Democracy’

“It is the pre-eminent global strategic power in Asia and the world by some margin,” Ms Bishop told the International Institute of Strategic Studies.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Party, One Nation Look for Answers After State Poll Flop

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Party, One Nation Look for Answers After State Poll Flop

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and maverick nationalist politician Pauline Hanson faced questions about their leadership on Monday.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘We Are Facing Energy Crisis’: Turnbull Warns

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘We Are Facing Energy Crisis’: Turnbull Warns

Turnbull criticised state governments for hampering onshore gas exploration. “We are facing an energy crisis in Australia because of restrictions on gas.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Ray Gould Quits Kalamunda in Signs of One Nation Disunity

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Ray Gould Quits Kalamunda in Signs of One Nation Disunity

Candidate for Kalamunda, Ray Gould, told the ABC he was “giving it away” because the party had been dishonest with its candidates over its preference deal with the Liberals.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Calls Ambassadors Home to Reshape Foreign Policy, Trade

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Calls Ambassadors Home to Reshape Foreign Policy, Trade

“At a time of significant global uncertainty, it is vital Australia harness the experience and intellect of our most senior diplomats,” Julie Bishop said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australian Arrested for Helping ISIL Develop Missile Technology

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australian Arrested for Helping ISIL Develop Missile Technology

“We will also allege that he has been researching, designing and modeling systems to assist ISIL’s efforts to develop their own long-range guided missile capabilities,” McCartney said, using another common term to describe Islamic State.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: UN to Australia: Protect Indigenous Women

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: UN to Australia: Protect Indigenous Women

Indigenous children are about seven times more likely than non-Indigenous children to be subjected to abuse or neglect and about 10 times more likely to be in out-of-home care, the United Nations said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull, Joko Widodo Restore Full Military Ties

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull, Joko Widodo Restore Full Military Ties

“President Widodo and I have agreed to full restoration of defence cooperation, training exchanges and activities,” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Abbott Comeback Takes Center Stage

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Abbott Comeback Takes Center Stage

Abbott is portraying his book, “Making Australia Right”, as merely a policy discussion, a back bencher taking a pew in the Liberal broad church and raising urgent matters.

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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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