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Porter ‘disinclined’ to prosecute journalists

Porter ‘disinclined’ to prosecute journalists

Good morning, early birds. Attorney-General Christian Porter says it would take "exceptional circumstances" to approve the prosecution of journalists in whistleblowing cases, and Victoria's euthanasia laws come into effect. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

ABC news director says politics receives too much coverage in Australia

ABC news director says politics receives too much coverage in Australia

The launch "controller" of the ABC's 24-hour news channel now claims politics is over-reported in Australia. Plus other tips from the week.

Divisions emerge on euthanasia vote

Divisions emerge on euthanasia vote

Good morning, early birds. Warnings of divisions on euthanasia, despite Northern Territory support. Plus, The West Australian picks a fight with Opposition Leader Mike Nahan. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Shorten promises to almost double ScoMo’s tax cuts

Crikey Worm: Shorten promises to almost double ScoMo’s tax cuts

Good morning, early birds. Bill Shorten has his say on the 2018 federal budget. Plus, yet another Liberal MP breaks ranks to back a ban on live exports. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Euthanasia is the next issue that deserves a plebiscite

Euthanasia is the next issue that deserves a plebiscite

With politicians in different states standing in the way of the community's will on euthanasia, it's time for a plebiscite to resolve the matter.

Crikey Worm: holy war delayed until further notice

Crikey Worm: holy war delayed until further notice

Good morning, early birds. It looks like the parliamentary dust-up over protecting religious freedoms from the soon-to-be-reality of marriage equality will be delayed until the new year. Plus, a euthanasia bill has been narrowly defeated in the New South Wales upper house. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Should experts commenting on euthanasia laws have to disclose their religious ties?

Should experts commenting on euthanasia laws have to disclose their religious ties?

At what point, if any, does religious conviction corrupt expert opinion?

View from the ‘accessible’ section: Victoria’s delirious, heartening euthanasia vote

View from the ‘accessible’ section: Victoria’s delirious, heartening euthanasia vote

My vantage point from the "accessible" section of the public gallery was one of the few perks of being, as far as I know, the only visibly seriously physically sick or disabled person to attend the sitting, writes activist and blogger Nia Sims.

Why has the euthanasia debate been less feral than that of marriage equality?

Why has the euthanasia debate been less feral than that of marriage equality?

The battle surrounding assisted-dying legislation has been muted compared to the fist-fight that has been the push for marriage equality.

Crikey Worm: Jacinda Ardern to be New Zealand’s next PM

Crikey Worm: Jacinda Ardern to be New Zealand’s next PM

Good morning, early birds. New Zealand queenmaker Winston Peters has struck a deal with the Labour Party that will elevate Jacinda Ardern to the country's highest parliamentary office, and Victorian MPs pull an all-nighter on euthanasia. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.