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The Politics

Stunted growth

Will the Coalition, which has declined Labor’s jobs summit invite, ever grow up?

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Stage Three clingers

The Stage Three tax cuts are going to come up every time the government can’t afford to pay for something

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The unluckiest man in politics

John Barilaro seems to think he is the victim of his own misconduct

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Caseload energy

The passage of Labor’s climate change bill shows that the 47th parliament can work constructively to achieve legislative outcomes

Image of Opposition Leader Peter Dutton and other Opposition members during divisions on amendments on the climate change bill in the House of Representatives, August 4, 2022. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

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Phantom of the Opposition

The Coalition opposed every amendment to Labor’s climate bill, including one favouring regional input

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Coal comfort

The Greens have lost this battle, but it’s clear this isn’t the end of the climate wars

Image of Opposition Leader Peter Dutton arriving for Question Time in the House of Representatives, August 2, 2022. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

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Off target

The Coalition will formally oppose Labor’s modest 2030 emissions target, declaring the bill a “stunt”

Image of Opposition Leader Peter Dutton during Question Time, August 1, 2022. Image © Lukas Coch / AAP Images

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Voice recognition

Peter Dutton has a powerful role to play in the Indigenous voice “detail” debate, if only he will take it

Image of Country Liberal Party senator Jacinta Price making her maiden speech in the Senate chamber, July 27, 2022. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

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Indigenous voice to the Coalition

Some conservatives are only willing to listen to Indigenous voices when they match their pre-existing views

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Don’t mention the economy

Why is the Opposition so reluctant to talk about the nation’s fiscal predicament?

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Taken to task

Health and welfare advocates have expressed outrage at Labor for leaving several Coalition decisions in place

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Taking stock

From vaccines to carbon credits, the new government announces more reviews into the old one’s messes

Image of then NSW deputy premier John Barilaro and then treasurer Dominic Perrottet enjoy a Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2021. Image © Dean Lewins / AAP Images

The tool of the trade

What made John Barilaro and the NSW Coalition think they could get away with such blatant nepotism?

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Census and sensibility

Between the census data and orientation day for incoming MPs, this is clearly no longer Scott Morrison’s Australia, if it ever was

Image of Independent Member for Warringah Zali Steggall speaking in the House of Representatives, October 27, 2021. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

Very cross bench

Labor appeals to fairness to justify a crossbench staffing decision that looks distinctly unfair

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The third cut is the deepest

Are the Greens actually doing Labor a favour by pressing it to drop the Stage Three tax cuts?