National Affairs

Is the AER about to give Baird an early Christmas present?

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The energy regulator is set to announce a decision that will impact moves to further privatise Australia’s electricity distribution network.

ABC to cut more than 400 jobs

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Over 400 people are set to lose their jobs at the ABC after $254m budget cut.

Medibank proceeds won't be siphoned: Cormann

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Government won't be siphoning off proceeds from Medibank Private sale to pay down debt.

Jacqui Lambie quits PUP

Palmer United Party senator splits from party, will remain in Senate as independent.

Prognosis is for a healthy profit from the Medibank float

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The success of the Medibank float has whetted the government's appetite for the privatisation of more state assets.

Lambie sent to cause trouble: Palmer

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PUP leader suggests a rival may have sent Jacqui Lambie into party to wreak havoc.

NSW govt on track to lose 15 seats

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New poll suggests govt may lose 15 seats at next year's election, but retain majority.

Medibank float to spur more spin-offs

Success of Medibank IPO likely to see NSW, Queensland jostle to take advantage of favourable climate.

Senate to veto another $900m in cuts

More budget woes for govt as Labor, crossbench senators to block $900m in auto cuts.

Police launch Palmer probe

WA police assessing claims of allegedly fraudulent ­siphoning of more than $12m in Chinese funds.

Govt ripping at heart of ABC: Labor

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Shorten criticises budget cuts to national broadcaster, says protesters right to be angry.

Aust likely to join China bank: Robb

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Trade minister says deal on governance provisions will see Aust join infrastructure bank.

Lambie undecided on PUP split

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Jacqui Lambie to make call on party allegiance after a meeting on Monday night.

Coalition rides high in NSW poll

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Popularity of NSW premier on rise, Coalition govt holds 56-44 lead over Labor.

Rinehart warns on mining regulation

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Rich lister says 'anti-development message' winning at expense of entrepreneurial spirit.

Vic Labor could win 51 seats

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Polls show Labor winning with 55 per cent support on two-party-preferred basis.

Obama ignored warning on speech

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President's attack on Australia's climate policies defied advice from Canberra embassy.

Palmer wants all to agree on FoFA

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Clive Palmer says Coalition, Labor need to find middle ground on financial advice laws.

Baird seeks to quell mine protests

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NSW Premier to crack down on protesters, halve time to process infrastructure proposals.

The long march to the China FTA

Andrew Robb reveals how the deal was sealed after a gruelling 14-month long trade poker game.