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China blocks Australian beef exports

Shipments of Australian beef are being held up in China over concerns about labelling. Full story »

Miller targets Labor, LNP at Qld estimates

Queensland Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller has taken her government to task at estimates hearings on the issue of child safety. Full story »

NSW MP charged with electoral roll misuse

State Labor MP Sonia Hornery has been charged by the NSW Electoral Commission for misusing electoral enrolment information. Full story »

Labor wouldn't vote for TasWater takeover

Labor MP Madeleine Ogilvie says her party wouldn't vote for TasWater takeover legislation if it were to come before the parliament. Full story »

One Nation senator citizenship queried

Documents appear to show One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts held a British passport as a child and is listed in a British birth index. Full story »

NT hits out at proposal to tie GST funding to natural resources

A coal seam gas well. (AAP)
The Northern Territory Government has called for the Productivity Commission to rule out tying GST funding to developing natural resources. Full story »

No plebiscite would breach faith: Abbott

Tony Abbott says the government would breach the faith of the Australian people if gay marriage is achieved without a plebiscite in this term of parliament. Full story »

Abbott slams govt inaction on power prices

Tony Abbott says the government must build a new coal-fired power station to curb rising power costs. (AAP)
Tony Abbott has criticised the Turnbull government for not doing more to ease power prices, insisting it must build a coal-fired power station. Full story »

Former Sydney council CFO corrupt: ICAC

The NSW corruption watchdog has found that a former Botany Bay Council chief financial officer engaged in corrupt conduct for more than 18 years. Full story »

Case against Canavan looks solid: experts

The High Court may find against Queensland senator Matt Canavan as he seeks to query whether his Italian citizenship disqualifies him from parliament. Full story »

Boris Johnson quizzed on Brexit in Sydney

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has assured Sydney-based entrepreneurs there will be options to do business in the UK post-Brexit. Full story »

Banks expect to be federal poll hot topic

Australian Bankers' Association chief and former Queensland premier Anna Bligh expects the banking industry will be a "hot-button" issue at the next election. Full story »

Benign CPI points to stable interest rates

The consumer price index rose by just 0.2 per cent in the June quarter, suggesting there is no need for a rise in interest rates. Full story »

Politicians spent $3m on campaign flights

More than $3 million was spent on flying politicians and their aides across Australia on charter flights during last year's federal election campaign. Full story »

Amenities cut as Manus detainees moved

Detainees being held in a compound on Manus Island have been warned to leave immediately or risk possible legal action. Full story »

Shorten faces taxing time at Labor forum

Delegates to the NSW Labor conference want Bill Shorten to go further in his tax reform plan and include an inheritance tax. Full story »

Adelaide Casino’s $330m expansion to go ahead

Following years of negotiations, gambling and hotel giant SkyCity has agreed to a $330 million dollar expansion of its Adelaide casino. Full story »

Figures show widespread demand for workers

New job advertising figures show there is widespread demand for all types of workers, potentially fuelling the recent run of strong employment results. Full story »

Laurie Oakes brands Turnbull ‘silly’ as dual citizenship issue plagues parliament

Nine Political Editor Laurie Oakes has labelled Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull “silly” for his derisive response to the resignation of two Greens senators over their dual citizenship after a member of his own ministry was forced to quit for the same reason. Full story »

Canavan caught in citizenship bungle

Queensland senator Matt Canavan has had a rapid rise through the political ranks but is now entangled in a legal mire over his citizenship. Full story »