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Trade Minister Simon Birmingham has said Labor MPs disproportionately come from unions. ABC

FactCheck Q&A: have 90% of Labor MPs worked in trade unions?

Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said "you can’t reflect society if 90% of your members of parliament were chosen from trade unions and worked in trade unions". Let's take a look at the numbers.
New York police officers at the Time Warner Center, Oct. 25, 2018, in New York after report of a suspicious package at CNN. AP/Craig Ruttle

Bombs are part of American political history

Bombs have long been a tool for devotees of the range of fringe American political thought. From anarchists to racists, their methods have wrought havoc – but also have created backlash.
A Green Bay Packers fan wears a cheese hat reading ‘NFL Owner’ – a nod to the fans’ public ownership of the franchise. Darren Hauck/Reuters

Green Bay Packers fans love that their team doesn’t have an owner – just don’t call it ‘communism’

Many Americans seem to like seeing communist ideas in action, but have a visceral reaction to the word ‘communism.’ Might it be time to refresh an old ideology with a new set of terms?
Husar said in a statement: “This is a very sad day for me.” Mick Tsikas/AAP

Emma Husar falls on her sword

Labor MP Emma Husar has bowed to the inevitable and announced she will not contest next year's election – although she plans to stay in parliament until then.
The most notable – and underestimated – aspect of the vote count in Longman was the fall in support for the Coalition. AAP/Darren England

Longman result shows Queensland vote is volatile and One Nation remains potent

There were lessens for both major parties in Longman- more worrying for the Coalition than Labor. It showed voter volatility and disenchantment, and that One Nation remains a powerful force.
In her statement late Tuesday Husar said: “The past few days have been incredibly difficult for my family. I’m a single mum and my first priority is the safety and wellbeing of my children. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Labor MP Emma Husar takes personal leave as party investigates conduct towards staff

The NSW Labor party probe, led by barrister John Whelan, into the claims against Husar has been going on for some time but the story only broke publicly with a BuzzFeed report last week.
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.
Tanya Plibersek announced Labor’s plan to conduct a review of the tertiary education sector in March this year. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Six things Labor’s review of tertiary education should consider

Labor has promised to review the tertiary education sector if elected next year. There are some major issues, and some examples from abroad they should consider.

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