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LNP candidate Trevor Ruthenberg, One Nation candidate Matthew Stephen and Labor candidate Susan Lamb. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Politics Podcast: Dennis Atkins on the Longman byelection

Dennis Atkins on the Longman byelection.
Dennis Atkins, the Courier Mail's national affairs editor, says the result in the Longman byelection is anybody's guess due to preference changes.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull campaigning at a Tasmania factory for Brett Whiteley, the Liberal candidate in the Braddon by-election. Bob Iddon

Byelection guide: what’s at stake on Super Saturday

On Saturday, five federal seats will have a byelection, with particular attention being paid to tight races in Longman and Braddon. And all have implications for the major parties and their leaders.
The Longman byelection is so tightly contested it has drawn many senior politicians to campaign. Here Labor candidate Susan Lamb is flanked by Shadow Minister for Skills, TAFE and Apprenticeships Doug Cameron, and Deputy Leader of the Opposition Tanya Plibersek. AAP/Glenn Hunt

As Super Saturday nears, Labor gains poll lead in Braddon, but trails in Longman, while UK Tories slump

With the much anticipated Super Saturday byelections on Saturday, the polls in Longman and Braddon still show a very tight race.
Latham appeals to voters not to reward Shorten’s dishonesty. Daniel Munoz/AAP

Mark Latham helps Hanson in robocall attacking Shorten

Incoming ALP President Wayne Swan has lashed out at Mark Latham as "someone who ratted on battlers'' after the former Labor leader's robo message to Longman voters, authorised by Pauline Hanson".
Anthony Albanese is considered the Labor party’s only leadership alternative to Bill Shorten. AAP/Ben Rushton

Anthony Albanese sets out his blueprint for Labor

Albanese's speech comes against a background of speculation that Bill Shorten's leadership could be under pressure if the party performs badly at the Super Saturday byelections.
Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison announce the passage of their income tax package. AAP/Mick Tsikas

VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the federal government’s tax package, the ABC and the ‘Super Saturday’ byelections

It was a busy week in politics, with the federal government passing its income tax package, more squabbling over the ABC, and all parties gearing up for the July 28 byelections.
Shorten declared the Coalition had “launched the biggest attack on the ABC in a generation”. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Shorten promises to reverse budget cut to the ABC

Shorten has moved to make the ABC an election issue promising to reverse the Turnbull government's $83.7 million budget cut and to guarantee funding certainty over the broadcaster's next budget cycle.
The Coalition has narrowed the gap with Labor in the latest Newspoll, and Malcolm Turnbull has a 38-35 lead over Bill Shorten as better prime minister. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Poll wrap: Labor’s Newspoll lead narrows federally and in Victoria

Malcolm Turnbull may have lost 31 consecutive Newspolls, but the latest result shows a narrowing between the two major parties, and the Coalition's best performance since September 2016.

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