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Former speaker Peter Slipper has been found guilty of misusing Cabcharges. AAP/Lukas Coch

Slipper found guilty over trips to wineries

Former Speaker Peter Slipper has been found guilty of dishonestly misusing his parliamentary entitlements in charging the…
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been dealt another blow in the polls. AAP/ Britta Campion

Abbott has big ‘trust deficit’: poll

The continuing bitter fight over the budget has seen Labor maintain a strong two-party lead and Tony Abbott regarded as trustworthy…
Healthy coral on the Great Barrier Reef. New research shows that corals exposed to dredging have increased risk of disease. dion gillard/Flickr

Dredge spoil linked to coral disease, WA study shows

Dredging has a direct impact on coral health, according to a study published today in PLoS ONE that shows for the first time…
Assistant Immigration Minister Michaelia Cash has accused Labor of pandering to unions. AAP/Lukas Coch

Offshore workers in limbo after Senate action

The Senate has disallowed an Abbott government regulation relating to the visas required for foreigners employed on offshore…