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Australia’s Bushmasters ‘masterful in battle’: Zelensky

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said “Australia helps us a lot”, telling the Lowy Institute the country should use its influence against Vladimir Putin.

  • 1 hr ago
  • Andrew Tillett

‘Keep it simple’: Albo advises Starmer on how to beat Tories

Anthony Albanese and ALP national secretary Paul Erickson have engaged with British Labour leader Keir Starmer to help him defeat the Conservative government.

  • Phillip Coorey

Yesterday

Treasurer escalates case to wind back tax cuts

Jim Chalmers will push harder to pare back the stage three reductions in the October budget by revealing the immediate cost blowouts facing the government.

  • Phillip Coorey

A familiar, dirty old smell has returned to politics

Labor’s argument for curbing the stage three tax cuts has some merit, but it should have, and could have, been made before the election.

  • Phillip Coorey

Sogavare strikes conciliatory tone with Albanese

The Solomon Islands PM has thanked Australia for its ‘kind offer’ to fund elections, a month after blasting the proposal.

  • Andrew Tillett
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‘Untenable’: Liberal Teena McQueen resists calls to quit

Simon Birmingham said the controversial party vice president should resign, over comments celebrating the defeat of moderate MPs.

  • Tom McIlroy

Digital agency ‘humiliated’ by adverse audit office review

Digital Transformation Agency chief Chris Fechner says he and his agency were humiliated by a scathing audit office report on nine of its procurements.

  • Tom Burton

David Rowe cartoons for October 2022

David Rowe is a multiple Walkley award-winning cartoonist. He draws a daily political cartoon and one for the Chanticleer column. You can see all of his political cartoons for September/October 2022 here.

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Lift Medicare levy on highest earners: Andrew Barr

The ACT Chief Minister said the federal government could better fund urgent health priorities through a 1 per cent increase on the levy.

  • Tom McIlroy

Banks get temporary access to Optus customer data to watch for fraud

Banks will need to make written assurances to regulators they will safely store data and destroy it when done under new regulations following Optus hack.

  • Andrew Tillett and Lucas Baird

Reynolds apologised to Higgins over alleged rape, court told

Brittany Higgins has told the court she secretly recorded conversations with then minister Michaelia Cash, and the senator’s chief of staff, about the alleged rape.

  • Georgie Moore

Rod Sims on why Australia is ready for higher taxes

Australia has ‘maxed out’ personal income tax and should reintroduce carbon and mining taxes to fix the federal budget, the former competition watchdog chairman says.

  • Tom McIlroy

This Month

Labor to shave income tax cuts, now or later

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton has pledged to hound Prime Minister Anthony Albanese every day until the next election if the government breaks its key promise.

  • Phillip Coorey

Government overhauls rules for banks to fight fraud after Optus attack

The transfer of customer data to banks are expected to focus on customers most at risk of having their identity stolen.

  • Andrew Tillett

Glen Le Lievre cartoons for 2022

See all of Glen Le Lievre cartoons for 2022.

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  • Glen Le Lievre
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Albanese, Sogavare to hold talks amid China tensions

Manasseh Sogavare will be shielded from journalists’ questions during a flying visit to Canberra on Thursday.

  • Andrew Tillett

Budget office warns against ‘large or persistent’ deficits

Aggregate state and territory net debt will rise to almost 15 per cent of gross domestic product, according to the independent Parliamentary Budget Office. 

  • Ronald Mizen

Lehrmann ‘made a pass’ at Higgins, court told

Brittany Higgins has detailed an alleged attempt by Mr Lehrmann to kiss her in the weeks leading up to the alleged rape.

  • Georgie Moore

‘Beyond our imagination’: Luftwaffe join Australian war games

The head of Germany’s air force wants to make the Luftwaffe’s participation in Australian war games a common occurrence, in the latest show of commitment by a European power to preserving stability in the Indo-Pacific.

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  • Andrew Tillett

Labor splits over the future of income tax cuts

Sharp divisions have emerged inside the Albanese government over the future of the stage three tax cuts as Treasurer Jim Chalmers builds a case to pare them back.

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  • Phillip Coorey