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Brief of evidence into Brittany Higgins matter handed to prosecutors

Brief of evidence into Brittany Higgins matter handed to prosecutors

The police investigation into the allegation Brittany Higgins was raped by a colleague in Parliament House is reaching its final stages.

  • by Anthony Galloway

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One-third of voters back cuts in overseas arrivals to ease quarantine pressure

One-third of voters back cuts in overseas arrivals to ease quarantine pressure

Only 7 per cent of voters back the idea of expanding the existing hotel quarantine system to allow more people to enter the country.

  • by David Crowe
Little reward, big risk: Why the PM may avoid an emissions target
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Little reward, big risk: Why the PM may avoid an emissions target

Many observers have assumed Scott Morrison’s strategy is to creep towards endorsing the 2050 target of net zero emissions. They may be wrong.

  • by Michelle Grattan
Australians want nation to ‘stick to its values’ in China dealings

Australians want nation to ‘stick to its values’ in China dealings

Survey suggests a majority of Australians believe the country should call out Beijing over its approach to Hong Kong and Taiwan, retaliate against Chinese trade sanctions and speak out on human rights abuses against the Uighur people.

  • by David Crowe
Nuclear waste deal in sight after Labor agrees to negotiate

Nuclear waste deal in sight after Labor agrees to negotiate

Federal Labor has agreed to negotiate on a long-delayed bill in Parliament to find a new location for medical waste currently stored in the southern suburbs of Sydney.

  • by David Crowe
Top diplomat and public servant honoured for her service

Top diplomat and public servant honoured for her service

Frances Adamson, the most influential Australian diplomat and female public servant of her generation, has been award nation’s highest civilian honour.

  • by Rob Harris
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Royal commission calls grow in wake of $1.8 billion settlement for ‘shameful’ robo-debt
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Royal commission calls grow in wake of $1.8 billion settlement for ‘shameful’ robo-debt

A Federal Court justice says the government should have known its robo-debt calculations were unlawful.

  • by Nick Bonyhady and Tammy Mills
‘Assembling her army’: Friend of Porter accuser vows to keep telling her story until there’s an inquiry

‘Assembling her army’: Friend of Porter accuser vows to keep telling her story until there’s an inquiry

Jo Dyer says Kate entrusted a tight circle of friends with a trauma she said had haunted her for decades and they won’t rest until it is investigated.

  • by Katina Curtis
Don’t know, don’t care: The electorate holding Christian Porter’s political fate in its hands

Don’t know, don’t care: The electorate holding Christian Porter’s political fate in its hands

Voters fall into three categories in Pearce: lifelong Liberals who won’t stray from their party; those whose opinion of Porter has changed forever; and those who just haven’t been paying attention.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Review of alternative WA quarantine sites to be finished within weeks

Review of alternative WA quarantine sites to be finished within weeks

The WA government is close to finishing a review of alternative COVID-19 quarantine facilities as Roger Cook suggests Busselton as a good location.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
‘It’s painful’: Desperate businesses cry out for help as Canberra weighs options

‘It’s painful’: Desperate businesses cry out for help as Canberra weighs options

The federal government is negotiating an assistance package to help Victorians who will lose income during the lockdown, but it has ruled out offering wage subsidies similar to the JobKeeper scheme.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey and David Crowe