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Crikey Worm: Turnbull faces more pressure on migration

Crikey Worm: Turnbull faces more pressure on migration

Good morning, early birds. The PM is facing pressure to make further cuts to migration. Plus, France has taken out the FIFA World Cup. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The 2017 Pollie of The Year is Dean Smith

The 2017 Pollie of The Year is Dean Smith

Our pick for best politicians of 2017 represent different aspects of what it means to be a good senator.

Crikey Worm: we are one vote away from marriage equality

Crikey Worm: we are one vote away from marriage equality

Good morning, early birds. Dean Smith's marriage equality bill made it through the Senate with nothing but net, and it looks set to do the same in the House. Plus, Donald Trump has endorsed the UK far right in a series of tweets. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

How auditors get the goods on bureaucrats

How auditors get the goods on bureaucrats

The ANAO and the committee that oversees it is sick of reporting the same failings over and over -- so they're challenging bureaucrats.

Turnbull secures win on marriage equality — but it’s not going away

Turnbull secures win on marriage equality — but it’s not going away

The Prime Minister has had a tactical win in heading off a revolt by marriage equality supporters in the Liberal party room. But the issue, and confrontation that will be required to resolve it, has merely been delayed.

Kids these days … Angelina Jolie v Vanity Fair … Dean Smith in witness protection …

Kids these days … Angelina Jolie v Vanity Fair … Dean Smith in witness protection …

Kids are watching less TV than they used to, but they are watching it on more devices.

Postal plebiscite Plan Z but the least worst marriage equality option

Postal plebiscite Plan Z but the least worst marriage equality option

Surrounded by awful options, the least worst way forward for the government on marriage equality is the thoroughly dumb idea of a plebiscite via junkmail.

Matthewson: what’s a guy gotta do to pass marriage equality around here?

Matthewson: what’s a guy gotta do to pass marriage equality around here?

Dean Smith continues to press on with plans to overturn or bypass the Liberals’ plebiscite policy by bringing a private member’s bill on marriage equality to the Parliament.

Marriage equality postal plebiscite plans are much further along than you think

Marriage equality postal plebiscite plans are much further along than you think

Cabinet has been considering the option of a postal vote for the plebiscite, as pressure mounts for a free vote in Parliament.

Turnbull needs to get marriage equality off the agenda

Turnbull needs to get marriage equality off the agenda

Malcolm Turnbull needs to shut down the marriage equality issue and convince voters he's focused on the economy. His opponents don't want him to.