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scott morrison prepares australians for shocking news out of report on misconduct in afghanistan

Scott Morrison prepares Australians for shocking news out of report on misconduct in Afghanistan

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Picture: Lukas Coch/AAP The government is setting up a special investigator office to examine the findings of the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force’s inquiry into alleged misconduct by Australian special forces in Afghanistan...
83% of australians want tougher privacy laws. now’s your chance to tell the government what you want

83% of Australians want tougher privacy laws. Now’s your chance to tell the government...

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Image: Shuttlestock Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter has called for submissions to the long-awaited review of the federal Privacy Act 1988. This is the first wide-ranging review of privacy laws since the Australian Law Reform Commission produced a landmark...
porter rejects allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour and threatens legal action after four corners investigation

Porter rejects allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour and threatens legal action after Four Corners...

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Picture: Mick Tsikas/AAP Attorney-General Christian Porter and fellow cabinet minister Alan Tudge have been accused of sexual indiscretions, in a sensational Four Corners expose the government first tried to head off and then to...
biden wins – experts on what it means for race relations, us foreign policy and the supreme court

‘America First’ is no more, but can president-elect Biden fix the US reputation abroad?

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Jacquelyn Martin/AP Throughout the four years of Donald Trump’s presidency, Joe Biden spent significant time reassuring American allies around the world that Trump’s America is not “who we are” and pledging “we’ll be back”. Now that he’s...
biden wins – experts on what it means for race relations, us foreign policy and the supreme court

Biden wins – experts on what it means for race relations, US foreign policy...

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Time to embrace a new White House agenda? Jonathan Newton /The Washington Post via Getty Images The American public has had its say and for the first time in a generation denied a sitting...
to stay or cut away? as trump makes baseless claims, tv networks are faced with a serious dilemma

To stay or cut away? As Trump makes baseless claims, TV networks are faced...

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Evan Vucci/AP In the United States, democratic norms are breaking down. The president, Donald Trump, baselessly claimed at a White House press conference on Friday morning, Australian time, that the presidential election has been stolen from him by...
grattan on friday: a biden presidency would put pressure on scott morrison over climate change

Grattan on Friday: A Biden presidency would put pressure on Scott Morrison over climate...

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Yasuaki Kobayashi/AAP Joe Hockey, former Australian ambassador to the United States who’s now in business there, came under sharp attack for some ill-informed comments about the high Democrat vote in Washington, DC. Despite this faux...
no winner yet, but biden more likely to eventually win us election

No winner yet, but Biden more likely to eventually win US election – Updated...

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AAP (various)/The Conversation Updated 11:00am 6th Nov Joe Biden is now poised to win the US presidency. The mail-in votes in Wisconsin and Michigan have overturned Trump’s election night leads. Biden won Wisconsin by 0.6%,...
explainer: what is the proposed commonwealth integrity commission and how would it work?

Explainer: what is the proposed Commonwealth Integrity Commission and how would it work?

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Picture: AAP Image/Lukas Coch Australia has come a significant step closer to forming a federal anti-corruption agency, when federal Attorney-General Christian Porter released draft legislation designed to set up a Commonwealth Integrity Commission (CIC). It is promising,...
labor wins queensland election, as greens could win up to four seats

Labor wins Queensland election, as Greens could win up to four seats

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AAP/Darren England With 48% of enrolled voters counted in Saturday’s Queensland election, the ABC is giving Labor 47 of the 93 seats (a bare majority), the LNP 33, all Others seven and six seats remain...