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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Culleton Declared Bankrupt, Pauline Hanson Urges Him To Resign

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Culleton Declared Bankrupt, Pauline Hanson Urges Him To Resign

Independent Senator Rod Culleton declared bankrupt by the Federal Court in Perth, which would disqualify him from parliament, but he has vowed to fight on.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: 2017 Bernardi to Form Trump-Inspired Party

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: 2017 Bernardi to Form Trump-Inspired Party

Maverick right-wing senator Cory Bernardi is reportedly planning to leave the Coalition and form a radical Donald Trump-inspired party early in 2017.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australians ‘Bloody Frustrated’ With Politics: Jason Clare

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australians ‘Bloody Frustrated’ With Politics: Jason Clare

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment Jason Clare, “I think that people are angry and they’re pretty bloody frustrated with politics at the moment.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Passionate Speech: Malcolm Turnbull Reaffirms Republic Support

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Passionate Speech: Malcolm Turnbull Reaffirms Republic Support

“It’s about broadening reach, it’s about patience and endurance and mutual respect,” Malcolm Turnbull told about 300 supporters.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Majority MPs Oppose British Monarchy: Republicans Claim

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Majority MPs Oppose British Monarchy: Republicans Claim

Australian Republican Movement says 81 of 150 MPs and 40 of 76 senators favour the move, citing public statements from the politicians.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Court To Dutton: Rethink Afghan Refugees Citizenship Refusals

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Court To Dutton: Rethink Afghan Refugees Citizenship Refusals

Justice Mordecai Bromberg said there was no explanation why applications by the men, referred to by the initials F and G, sat in a “complex cases” queue.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Japanese-Australian Community Accuses Sydney Church Of Discrimination For Erecting Memorial To Women Forced To Work As Sex Slaves By Japan’s World War II Army

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Japanese-Australian Community Accuses Sydney Church Of Discrimination For Erecting Memorial To Women Forced To Work As Sex Slaves By Japan’s World War II Army

“We consider this is a huge intimidation to the Japanese nationals,” Japanese-Australian community leader Tetsuhide Yamaoka said in a statement from Tokyo.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ISIS Pounded By Australian Airstrikes

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ISIS Pounded By Australian Airstrikes

“There were times when I thought the air campaign could have been conducted with more vigour,’’ the former prime minister told The Australian in July.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pezzullo To Meet Donald Trump, Refugee Deal In Agenda

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pezzullo To Meet Donald Trump, Refugee Deal In Agenda

Michael Pezzullo and other senior bureaucrats have engaged in a series of high-level meetings with figures connected to US President-elect Donald Trump.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pharmacy Guild Pressures Turnbull Over Funding Dispute

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pharmacy Guild Pressures Turnbull Over Funding Dispute

Pharmacy Guild of Australia on a lobbying blitz of Coalition MPs to pressure Prime Minister Turnbull and Health Minister Sussan Ley into changing course.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Victorian Government Accepts Assisted Dying

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Victorian Government Accepts Assisted Dying

Victorian Government accepted cross-party committee’s recommendation to legalise assisted dying and looks to hold a conscience vote on the issue next year.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Says Trump Won’t Pull Out Of US Refugee Deal

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Says Trump Won’t Pull Out Of US Refugee Deal

“It’s very good arrangement and we are confident that we’ll continue through the change of administration,” Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson, Rod Culleton Stand-Off Take Center Stage

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson, Rod Culleton Stand-Off Take Center Stage

Stand-off between Pauline Hanson and Senator Culleton contnue after the party leader voiced anger over his split from colleagues on the backpacker tax vote.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Supports Reach Lowest Levels

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Supports Reach Lowest Levels

Approval ratings for Turnbull had fallen to 46 percent by Nov. 17, the Fairfax poll showed, a fall of 4 percentage points from the previous survey in June.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Government Agrees To Whistleblower Protection

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Government Agrees To Whistleblower Protection

“These amendments if passed will see Australia go from some of the worst whistleblower protection laws in the world to the best,” Senator Xenophon said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull, Obama Nab Farewell Selfie

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull, Obama Nab Farewell Selfie

“I indicated to him my confidence the US-Australian alliance will remain as robust as ever,” Malcolm Turnbull told reporters in Lima, Peru.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: US Officials Begin Assessing Asylum Seekers In Australia

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: US Officials Begin Assessing Asylum Seekers In Australia

Should Trump veto the deal, the detainees would be left with the choice of returning to their home countries or remaining in Nauru or Papua New Guinea.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: US, Australia Announce Refugee Resettlement Deal

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: US, Australia Announce Refugee Resettlement Deal

“I can confirm the government has reached a further third country resettlement arrangement for refugees with United States,” PM Malcolm Turnbull said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Same-Sex Marriage Defeated

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Same-Sex Marriage Defeated

“We again call marriage equality supporters across all political parties to work together to find a pathway,” said Alex Greenwich of Marriage Equality.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Joko Widodo Cancels Visit To Australia

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Joko Widodo Cancels Visit To Australia

Indonesian President Joko Widodo postponed visit to Australia after violence erupted in Jakarta following rally calling the Christian governor be jailed.

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