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Executive disorder

Good morning, early birds. Donald Trump has denied he will declare victory prematurely despite reportedly telling confidants he will claim a win if it looks like he's "ahead" on Tuesday night, and, ahead of the election, stores across America are bracing for the possibility of violence. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Attorney-General Christian Porter and former prime minister Tony Abbott (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Stasiland more extended than we thought: the truth behind the ‘Abbott as foreign agent’ affair

In November, Christian Porter professed outrage that Tony Abbott had been pursued by his own department under foreign interference laws. Except he'd known about it all along.

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Are politicians hypocrites or just deeply confused?

After backing the government's attacks on journalists and whistleblowers for the last six years, Labor might want to keep a low profile when it comes to media freedom.

Labor frontbencher Mark Dreyfus (Image: AAP/JOEL CARRETT)

Who is trying to push Mark Dreyfus out of parliament?

There are rumours swirling about Mark Dreyfus' exit from parliament — rumours he's categorically denied. So who's benefiting from leaving the question open?

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Hastie struggles on China, but government should beware

Hastie isn't just another backbencher, he's chair of parliament's most important committee. What he says carries weight.

Home Affairs assistant secretary Derek Bopping (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Privilege brings Home Affairs bureaucrats unstuck

In yet another bungle, the Home Affairs portfolio has been savaged by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security for trying to suggest a radical change in Australia's stance on citizenship.

Liberal MP and PJCIS member Andrew Hastie (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Government trashes security committee in partisan frenzy

The government has decided parliament's Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security "stymies" security agencies and is a threat to national security — all in the name of wedge politics.

Labor can’t be trusted on national security

Ignore the Coalition's partisan sniping at Labor over encryption backdoors: Labor's record shows it can't be trusted to push back against corruption and misconduct by powerful security agencies.

Meet the Timor-Leste 12 who could benefit from the Witness K cover-up

The government is desperate to hide its prosecution of Witness K and Bernard Collaery. But who will benefit from a cover-up?

Labor frontbencher Mark Dreyfus

Labor has serious questions to answer about Witness K

Labor used to be the party that was sceptical of Australia's intelligence agencies. It's time for MPs to speak out on their party's collusion with the cover-up of the Witness K scandal — even if it means admitting Labor's own culpability in the affair.

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