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Malcolm Turnbull has moved to hold out the prospect of tax relief for individuals. Daniel Munoz/AAP

Income tax relief on Turnbull’s agenda

Malcolm Turnbull has raised the prospect of personal income tax relief to help middle-income earners.
Rebekha Sharkie was registered as renouncing her UK citizenship after she nominated for election. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Sharkie told by Turnbull she may have to go to High Court

Malcolm Turnbull has told Rebekha Sharkie, the Nick Xenophon Team's sole member in the House of Representatives, that her eligibility may have to be determined by the High Court.
Bill Shorten has said Labor would support a ‘universal disclosure to the parliament’ on citizenship. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Shorten urges MPs all disclose citizenship to parliament

Labor has been on a unity ticket with the Coalition in opposing an audit, but as the crisis continues to unfold it has moved to a position that falls short of bringing in an outside auditor.
Malcolm Turnbull’s government is now more than two-thirds of the way to the 30 losing Newspolls which Turnbull used in challenging Tony Abbott for leadership. David Moir/AAP

Turnbull’s ratings fall in another bad Newspoll

The Coalition is trailing in its 21st consecutive Newspoll, with Labor maintaining its two-party lead of 54-46% and Malcolm Turnbull suffering a setback in his personal ratings.
Bill Shorten will be buoyed by the latest Newspoll figures, which show Labor increasing its lead over the Coalition. AAP/Joe Castro

Labor widens Newspoll gap as marriage vote tightens

Labor extends its crucial two-party preferred lead over the government, while in the marriage equality postal survey, the 'yes' case appears to be losing its advantage.
Tony Abbott has reportedly threatened to cross the floor if there is any attempt to legislate a clean energy target. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Abbott’s disruption is raising the question: where will it end?

Even in today’s often bizarre political environment, Tuesday night’s encounter between Tony Abbott, Peta Credlin and Alan Jones on Sky News was surreal. Credlin, Abbott’s former chief-of-staff, now works…
As the opinion polls continue to show the government flagging, Malcolm Turnbull has slid into the ‘beleaguered’ column. AAP/Mick Tsikas

The prime ministership is not terminal – but it needs the right person for the times

The Australian prime ministership has never been easy, but the most successful tenures have been those in which the person has matched the circumstances.

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