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Topic: section 44
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PM facing defamation claim over ‘anti-Semitism’ comment

A man is claiming Scott Morrison defamed him when the PM addressed a section 44 complaint again Josh Frydenberg.

The member for Chisholm Gladys Liu is congratulated by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

The turmoils of Gladys Liu

The criticisms against Liu straddle genuine concerns about influence and mundane xenophobia, but there's a bigger section 44 question here.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (Image: AAP Image/Joel Carrett)

Review finds major flaws in finance regulator

Good morning, early birds. A review has called for an overhaul of finance regulator APRA after significant cultural problems were identified, and the Queensland government looks to prosecute Adani over a misleading report. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Why I sued Malcolm Roberts (and won)

Why did an ordinary citizen take a One Nation senator to court over his breach of Section 44? To prove that no politician is above the law.

Section 44 has created a gaping hole in Australian democracy

The likely presence of ineligible candidates in the federal election — and the inability of the Electoral Commission to do anything about it — poses a significant threat to the legitimacy of Australian democracy.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a street walk at Strathfield (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Gaffe tracker: how politicians stumbled through the start of the campaign

A look at the long list of awkward and regrettable moments from the first weekend of the campaign.

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Pyne warns MPs to stay away from Dutton

Good morning, early birds. Defence Minister Christopher Pyne has allegedly warned rival MPs not to pursue Peter Dutton, former NSW Labor leader Luke Foley plans to drop his defamation case, and Western Australia lifts its fracking ban. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

More MPs could be caught in section 44 shareholding fiasco

If Chris Crewther gets dunked by section 44, we have bad news for the rest of parliament (and you), Karina Keisler really knows how to pick her gigs, and more Liberal Party mates are appointed to the AAT.

Chris Crewther, Liberal member for Dunkley (IMAGE CREDIT: AAP/ LUKAS COCH)

Section 44 rears its ugly head once more

Good morning, early birds. Section 44 could claim yet another Coalition MP, Peter Dutton rebuffs New Zealand refugee deal once again, and NSW to turn a network of public buildings into a virtual power plant. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Kerryn Phelps delivers her victory speech. AAP Image/Chris Pavlich.

Is Kerryn Phelps eligible for Parliament?

Dr Kerryn Phelps' surprise victory in Wentworth may be overshadowed by a section 44 dispute.