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Politics as usual is back — and don’t you just hate it

We've had a break from politics as usual, but now they're back at it, reminding us of what we didn't miss.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Frydenberg’s billion-dollar warning

Good morning, early birds. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg warns Australians stand to lose billions if states are forced to resume shutdowns, and in Blighty, PM Boris Johnson wants everyone back to work quick smart. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Parliaments must reopen to debate the reopening of Australia

Executive action was necessary for the lockdown. Now, the way forward needs the legitimacy of debate and democracy.

Millennial Greens senator Jordan Steele-John (Image: AAP/Rohan Thomson)

Parliament faces an age-old problem

While millennials are forming governments around the world, Australia's MPs are bucking the trend... and they're not the only ones.

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What good can come from the Family Court inquiry?

Crikey readers on the Family Court inquiry, and the Gladys Liu saga.

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The best and worst of question time

If the "bring your coal to work" incidents don't convince you that question time needs a shake up, the Fatman Scoop tributes will.

Crossbencher Zali Steggall (centre) at an induction of new MPs (image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Meet the crossbenchers of the 46th Parliament

The House of Representatives crossbench will have its work cut out to make a dent on the major parties. Who are the MPs filling out the ranks?

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Why a pay freeze would not save parliament

Crikey readers discuss politician pay and the stagnating economy.

Environment Minister Melissa Price (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Adani approval will spell disaster for Queensland

Crikey readers discuss the approval for the Adani coal mine and the topic of fixed election dates.

If New Zealand can do it, why can’t Australia?

Crikey readers discuss Closing the Gap and other low points in Australian politics.