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How much influence does the ACTU actually have?

How much influence does the ACTU actually have?

Charlie LewisFeb 16, 20172 Comments

The ACTU doesn't have a “big influence” on the day-to-day activities of unions.

Marriage equality report sets up another divided Liberal party room

Marriage equality report sets up another divided Liberal party room

Josh TaylorFeb 16, 20174 Comments

A moderate Liberal could use the marriage equality report to push the case again -- but the Nationals and conservative Liberals are still lurking.

Government's internet shopping tax a dud, doesn't look like it did in the picture

Government's internet shopping tax a dud, doesn't look like it did in the picture

Bernard KeaneFeb 16, 20176 Comments

Retailers claimed it would save billions a year and thousands of jobs, but the government's punitive crackdown on online shopping at the behest of retailers will yield minimal revenue.

Liberal senators push for Minerals Council wishlist, doubtless completely coincidentally

Liberal senators push for Minerals Council wishlist, doubtless completely coincidentally

Josh TaylorFeb 16, 20179 Comments

Coalition concerns over political activity by environmental groups mirrors the concerns of the coal lobby.

Govt admits it has no idea where your metadata is being stored

Govt admits it has no idea where your metadata is being stored

Bernard KeaneFeb 16, 20178 Comments

Where is your personal data stored under the government's data retention regime? The government admits it has no idea -- and that's not about to change.

Rundle: time to do better than Closing the Gap

Rundle: time to do better than Closing the Gap

Guy RundleFeb 16, 201718 Comments

We need more targeted, concrete, imaginative and audacious strategies, rather than the half-baked arse-covering you see in the current Closing the Gap reports.

Hinch's Senate Diary: when senators lose their way

Hinch's Senate Diary: when senators lose their way

Derryn HinchFeb 16, 20177 Comments

And meet the man to blame for my Senate career, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.

Poll Bludger: Fluoride Free WA could get a look in, thanks to the return of the preference whisperer

Poll Bludger: Fluoride Free WA could get a look in, thanks to the return of the preference whisperer

William BoweFeb 16, 20175 Comments

Micro-parties in Western Australia are making the most of a complicated system to harvest preferences, and it could be enough for some of the wackiest to get up.

Shorten struggles with maths on disability scheme

Shorten struggles with maths on disability scheme

Bernard KeaneFeb 15, 20175 Comments

Labor insists it fully funded the NDIS program and has evidence to back it up. Too bad Bill Shorten wasn't across it when the issue erupted again today.

Labor closing in, but it could be Albo, not Shorten, who gets the kill

Labor closing in, but it could be Albo, not Shorten, who gets the kill

Ben ChieflyFeb 15, 201713 Comments

Bill Shorten's Right Labor faction is losing ground, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly. And if the Left assert its dominance nationally, Anthony Albanese could be the real winner.

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