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Albanese’s crossbench staffing cuts about politics, not fairness
Opinion
Opinion

Albanese’s crossbench staffing cuts about politics, not fairness

Cuts to the staffing allocation of crossbench MPs is a slap in the face for newly elected independents and a setback for good governance and cultural renewal in Canberra.

  • by Sophie Scamps

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Independents consider disrupting Senate after PM cuts staff allocation

Independents consider disrupting Senate after PM cuts staff allocation

The government could face an embarrassing loss of control of the Senate next month over cuts to independents’ staff allocations.

  • by Dana Daniel
Kerry Stokes chips in for BRS barrister’s CEO sleepout

Kerry Stokes chips in for BRS barrister’s CEO sleepout

Arthur Moses’ CEO sleep-out got some love from a very kind donor: Kerry Stokes.

  • by Kishor Napier-Raman and Noel Towell
Ministers defend Albanese’s move to cut independent MP staff

Ministers defend Albanese’s move to cut independent MP staff

Cabinet ministers have defended Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s move to cut the staffing budgets of independent and minor party MPs as “common sense”.

  • by Dana Daniel
Brisbane LNP candidate still being investigated for electoral fraud

Brisbane LNP candidate still being investigated for electoral fraud

A month after the federal election, the LNP’s candidate in Lilley continues face scrutiny from the Australian Federal Police.

  • by Tony Moore
Heavy are the heads that wore the crown
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Heavy are the heads that wore the crown

With Crown finally being granted a casino licence at Barangaroo and the company being taken private, spare a thought for the poor former board members.

  • by Kishor Napier-Raman and Noel Towell
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The story of Australia’s first hijab-wearing Muslim senator – and why she’s looking forward to meeting Pauline Hanson

The story of Australia’s first hijab-wearing Muslim senator – and why she’s looking forward to meeting Pauline Hanson

Afghanistan-born Fatima Payman is both the youngest and the newest member of the Senate, but someone stole her thunder as the first in the chamber with Muslim headwear.

  • by Hamish Hastie
An MP, a private eye, and the federal police walk into a strip club
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An MP, a private eye, and the federal police walk into a strip club

It would be pretty clear to most grown-ups what used to go on at the now defunct “adult” bar Ponytails on the outskirts of Manila.

  • by Kishor Napier-Raman and Noel Towell
The teal wave that launched a thousand books
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The teal wave that launched a thousand books

The teal movement that swept through leafy electorates is about to hit bookshops.

  • by Kishor Napier-Raman and Noel Towell
Palmer backs Babet to hold major parties to account

Palmer backs Babet to hold major parties to account

The United Australia Party’s Ralph Babet has secured the sixth Senate spot in Victoria, the party’s only seat in the new parliament.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey
Pauline Hanson’s Senate re-election confirmed after weeks of counting

Pauline Hanson’s Senate re-election confirmed after weeks of counting

Queensland has re-elected One Nation leader Pauline Hanson to the Senate, the Australian Electoral Commission confirmed on Friday.

  • by Cameron Atfield