National Affairs

Bishop blames Russia at UN for MH17

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Foreign Minister says 225 of the 298 passengers have been identified.

National security to dominate parliament

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PM to deliver 'security statement' on Monday, ASIO powers to be debated.

AFP conduct more counter-terrorism raids

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Abbott says terrorist events had been likely 'within days'; location of raids, number of detainees not revealed.

Calling time on decades of tax trickery

As the impact of corporate tax-shifting on Australia grows aggressively, the G20 will be a fork in the road for Joe Hockey.

Cooperate on infrastructure: Hockey

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Federal Treasurer tells states and territories to work together to fund infrastructure projects.

Plans for local atrocities bring the Middle East conflict close to home

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Revelations of Islamic State's plans to commit atrocities in Australia are likely to strengthen Abbott's case for action in Iraq, but the commitment is not without its risks.

Govt steps up privatisation push

New phase in race to sell state assets as Joe Hockey offers Qld a $1bn 'bonus'.

Iraq mission 'right and just': Abbott

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Govt has yet to commit to specific task in Iraq, as ADF personnel prepare to depart.

Victoria's building union crackdown reaches the next level

The three-month ban on builder McConnell Dowell demonstrates the ongoing change in Victoria's construction industry, and why the ALP must not win at the upcoming state election.

IMF wants G20 to set clear plan

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International Monetary Fund urges higher infrastructure spending, easing trade restrictions.

Suspect 'planned to behead' Aussie

Hundreds of police swoop on terror suspects across Sydney and Brisbane, arrests made.

Facing the hard truths of multinational profit shifting

The current international tax system is broken, and it will take a substantial global effort to fix it.

When the brain drain turns north again

Australia's lengthy list of skilled visa occupations is a source of ire for our region's developing countries. But some factors pulling in migrant workers may be about to turn.

China presses on infrastructure bank

Beijing wants Australia to commit to Asian infrastructure bank in October: report.

On the IS debate, Labor is missing in action

The absence of parliamentary debate about Australia's involvement in the IS intervention means that unqualified assertions made by Tony Abbott and the Greens are going unchallenged.

AWU joins bid for RET reform

Union's entry into debate could see Labor negotiate deal with government.

Bishop wants Russia, China support in Iraq

Foreign Minister says China and Russia should back campaign against IS extremists.

Tax overhaul plans to aid startups

Employers to gain more scope to issue shares and stock ­options to their workers.

PM faces uphill battle on G20 goal

Tony Abbott meeting opposition to plan for new global infrastructure ­institution.

Iraq mission could cost $400m: ASPI

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Hockey says full expenditure to be outlined in MYEFO.