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The government is making frantic efforts to seal a deal on its school plan before parliament adjourns for the winter break. Rob Blakers/AAP

Government reaches out to Catholics on Gonski 2.0

Simon Birmingham met Catholic education representatives on Monday night, receiving such a haranguing that at times it was difficult for him to get a word in.
Peter Dutton says changes to citizenship legislation are a modernisation that would bring Australia in line with other countries. Lukas Coch/AAP

Labor takes a political risk and opposes government’s tougher citizenship legislation

The government has finally found an issue it can cast in terms of “national security” on which it can get a fight with Labor. Bill Shorten usually sticks leech-like to bipartisanship on anything with even…
Federal and state leaders will convene as soon as practicable for a special COAG meeting on counter-terrorism. AAP/Rob Blakers

COAG agrees to new push on security after Melbourne attack

States and territories have agreed to strengthen their laws to ensure a presumption against granting bail or parole when people had 'demonstrated support for, or have links to, terrorist activity'.
Malcolm Turnbull has changed his tone on terrorism to meet the pressures of an anxious Australia. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Grattan on Friday: Terrorism’s footprint on our politics

Radical Islamists will never overthrow Western democracies. What we're talking about is the effect the terrorist threat has on our wellbeing as a multicultural society, and on our politics.
Delegates arrive ahead of the 2016 Shangri-La Dialogue. World leaders will again converge on the Singaporean hotel this weekend for the 2017 meeting. Reuters/Edgar Su

Taking Asia’s temperature at Shangri-La

For the first time in the dialogue’s 15 year history, the country most are puzzled about is not China.
Russell Broadbent has taken a stand on the way aged care places are allocated. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Liberal MP confronts Turnbull over aged care decisions

Russell Broadbent said on Wednesday that the message being sent was that 'little people don't count' and 'my resignations were to make the point that they do'.

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