National Affairs

Former Vic premier Napthine to quit

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Denis Napthine expected to quit politics on Monday along with colleague Terry Mulder.

China 'could walk away from FTA'

Robb warns China will permanently 'walk away' from trade deal if Labor votes it down.

Cormann insists growth plan working

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Finance minister adamant nation's economy is 'trending in the right direction'.

Canning is poll 'opening round': ALP

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Shorten says Canning by-election will serve as round one for 2016 election.

Industry seeks speedy China FTA

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Three leading business groups push parliament to ratify China trade deal year's end.

Labor wants Dutton to explain Fortitude

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ALP call on minister to explain intention of cancelled Australian Border Force operation.

WA Labor calls for royalties inquiry

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Labor seeks a parliamentary inquiry into royalty payments of major resource projects.

Qld Labor state conference begins

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First state conference since Palaszczuk's unlikely election victory earlier this year.

Heydon ruling set for Monday

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Royal Commissioner's decision to come amid union concerns on information disclosure.

The forces blocking major reform in Australia

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Amid the diversions of the media and public sector incompetency, perhaps it will take a deep economic crisis to spur much-needed reforms.

Heydon delay shambolic, chaotic: ALP

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Labor says third delay in Dyson Heydon's decision shows royal commission now 'high farce'.

Pyne defends Aust-China FTA

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Education minister insists trade pact will secure the nation's future for decades.

Hockey is not the man to sell the Coalition's economic message

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The business community and the voting public have little faith in Joe Hockey, who has become a serious handicap for the Coalition.

A dismal earnings season signals the need for a circuit breaker

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In the wake of a gut-wrenching earnings season and a roller-coaster ride on the market, it's time the government unleashed a wave of infrastructure investment to reignite confidence.

Canning by-election heats up

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Bill Shorten travels to Perth again as battle for electorate intensifies.

Budget pain if cuts too quick: Hockey

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Treasurer responds to Parkinson, says cuts worth $50bn already made.

Heydon delays decision on future

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Unions royal commissioner postpones ruling on his position until Monday.

Australia's economic transition is completely off track

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Fresh capex numbers reveal that our economic rebalancing is not proceeding according to plan and that we could be heading for our first recession in almost a quarter century.

National reform can start when politicians stop breaking promises

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In another broken promise, Tony Abbott has gone back on his pledge to protect small businesses. How can we have national reform if we can't even trust our politicians?

PM unaware of Hockey republic push

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Abbott admits treasurer didn't discuss his push for a republic with him.

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