National Affairs

Labor MP facing more expense claims

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Tony Burke reportedly booked family on taxpayer-funded business class holiday.

The export boom that failed to fire

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As commodity prices continue to decline, Australia is discovering that an export boom doesn’t necessarily lead to prosperity.

Race for Speaker remains open

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Coalition party room to decide Monday who will be put forward to replace Bronwyn Bishop.

'No sweeping workplace reform changes': PM

Tony Abbott makes vow after draft reform blueprint containing contentious overhaul of weekend penalty rates.

Suncorp blasts govt insurance intervention

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Insurer hits out at government proposal to intervene in north Qld insurance market.

Sunday rates flagged for overhaul

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Productivity Commission draft report says Sunday rates should be same as Saturday.

How to fix the flaws in the parliamentary entitlements system

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A proper system of transparency is the single best method for curbing excessive entitlements and will restore trust in the political process.

Moody's warns on hot housing market

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Ratings agency says imbalances in property market a key risk facing banking system.

Govt won't extend MH17 search without fresh evidence

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Truss says there is 'every probability' aircraft remains will be found if main body lies in search area.

Australians are less likely to 'survive' home ownership than Britons

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When under financial stress, Australian property owners are more likely than their British counterparts to shift back to the rental sector.

Why Bronwyn is so toxic to Tony

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Bronwyn Bishop's exotic travel entitlement claims are so damaging because they reinforce the electorate's impression of the government as arrogant hypocrites.

Bishop's gone, but the damage has been done

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Tony Abbott's defence of Bronwyn Bishop in the lead up to her resignation has significantly dented his credibility.

Bronwyn Bishop resigns as Speaker

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PM announces review of MPs entitlements as under-fire Bishop stands down.

A corporate challenge for Tony Abbott

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The prevalence of partnerships between unions and corporations leaves the Coalition without a traditional political ally.

The Bishop scandal is a thorn in Abbott's side

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The controversy surrounding Bronwyn Bishop's travel expenses has become a dangerous issue for Abbott and could inflame party tensions.

Bronwyn Bishop hit by new claims

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Bishop faces continued pressure to resign as Speaker amid new claims she misused entitlements.

Bishop offers belated apology

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Bronwyn Bishop says she has 'let the public down' amid furore over expenses.

Speaker Bishop 'not going anywhere'

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Bronwyn Bishop insists she has the PM's support, has no plans to step down.

Crossbenchers flag Bishop motion

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Two crossbench MPs say Speaker Bronwyn Bishop should resign or face a no confidence motion.

Abbott assures China on FTA

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PM says a 'deal is a deal', slams ALP opposition as 'xenophobic short-term politics'.

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