Good morning, early birds. The government is set to announce a $50 billion boost in mineral exports, and the Law Council has slammed the federal and NT governments over their mismanagement of Indigenous incarceration. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
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In one of the strangest and most dogged elections in recent memory, Crikey takes a look at the candidates who, due to one scandal or another, couldn't go the distance.
Labor and the Greens in both NSW and Victoria have forfeited their right to the support of progressives.
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She's a former social worker who was leading the Greens before she'd spent a second in Parliament; can Samantha Ratnam secure the Greens the balance of power?
Crikey readers respond to the Liberal bow-out of the Victorian state election, and to the global rise of populism.
Conflict is widening in the Victorian Greens as stakes get bigger on the national stage, writes Guy Rundle.