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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...
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...
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,...

The reputation of Australia’s special forces is beyond repair — it’s time for them...

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Australian Department of Defence Four years into a constant stream of misconduct allegations, it’s hard to know how to process the latest revelations about the actions of Australia’s special forces in Afghanistan. In village after village —...
grattan on saturday: morrison’s promised integrity commission can’t hide behind covid much longer – can it?

Grattan on Saturday: Morrison’s promised integrity commission can’t hide behind COVID much longer –...

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Picture: Lukas Coch/AAP The government can act super-fast on integrity issues when it wants. On Thursday a Senate estimates committee was told the government-owned Australia Post bought Cartier watches worth $3,000 each for four senior...
will victoria be the first place in the world to fully decriminalise sex work?

Will Victoria be the first place in the world to fully decriminalise sex work?

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Picture: Shuttlestock The Victorian government has just received a landmark review into the state’s sex work laws. This is the first large-scale review of Victorian sex work laws since 1985 and presents a huge opportunity for change. With...
jacinda ardern and labour returned in a landslide — 5 experts on a historic new zealand election

Jacinda Ardern and Labour returned in a landslide — 5 experts on a historic...

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Drawing: Wes Mountain/The Conversation The pre-election polls suggested it might happen. But the fact that Labour and Jacinda Ardern have provisionally won an outright majority and the mandate to govern New Zealand alone is...
blunders aside, most australians believe state premiers have been effective leaders during pandemic

Blunders aside, most Australians believe state premiers have been effective leaders during pandemic

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Picture: James Ross/AAP Since 2018, we have tracked public perceptions of the leadership of various Australian institutions — including government — as part of our Australian Leadership Index. Before the COVID-19 pandemic worsened in Australia in...
brand gladys: how icac revelations hurt berejiklian’s ‘school captain’ image

Brand Gladys: how ICAC revelations hurt Berejiklian’s ‘school captain’ image

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Picture: Dan Himbrechts/AAP “Blindsided” is a word originally derived from American football and means to be hit from a totally unexpected quarter by shocking information. Unsurprisingly, it’s a word used often with the flashy...
budget 2020: frydenberg tells australians, ‘we have your back

Budget 2020: Frydenberg tells Australians, ‘we have your back

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Picture: AAP/Lukas Coch Accelerated tax cuts, cash splashes for pensioners, massive incentives for business to invest and a subsidy to hire unemployed people are the centrepieces of the Morrison government’s COVID-19 budget. More than 11...