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Late Saturday night, on counting so far, Lamb led the Liberal National Party’s Trevor Ruthenberg by 55-45% on the two-party vote – a swing to Labor of about 4%. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Crucial Super Saturday Labor victories a major fillip for Shorten

The results are a deep disappointment for the government, which had hoped it might snatch at least one of the Braddon or Longman, and had hopes of winning Mayo although it quickly gave these up.
Keating said the media free-for-all the Turnbull government was permitting under its new law would “result in an effective and dramatic close down in diversity and with it, opinion”. David Moir/AAP

Paul Keating unleashes vitriolic attack on Nine’s takeover of Fairfax

Keating said that for more than half a century, Nine had never done other than display "the opportunism and ethics of an alley cat."
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.
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.
Bill Shorten, speaking on Sunday in Longman at Susan Lamb’s formal campaign launch. Darren England/AAP

Leaders seek underdog status in byelection battle to be top dog

The outcomes in Longman and Braddon are vital for Shorten, who would face very serious leadership instability if he lost both seats, and a rough patch if the ALP were defeated in one.
Treasurer Scott Morrison may be happy with a budget in balance by 2019-20, but the rising burden on individual taxpayers is a worry. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Rising reliance on personal income tax signals need for bolder reforms

Personal income taxpayers are shouldering more of the burden, while less revenue is coming from taxes on companies, capital and consumption. Only major reforms will change these sustained trends.
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La mitad de las vacunas se echa a perder, pero podremos evitarlo si logramos mantenerlas a temperaturas estables

Las vacunas deben mantenerse frías para seguir siendo eficaces. La falta de electricidad en zonas remotas dificulta esta tarea, lo que reduce el alcance de los fármacos que salvan vidas.
Gaetjens was Peter Costello’s chief of staff, and NSW treasury secretary under a Liberal government. Mark Graham/AAP

View from The Hill: New Treasury secretary rolls the dice on his future

The issue is not that a person has served “up the Hill” - something seen as desirable all round - but how long they've been there and how strongly identified they've become with one side of politics.
The opt-out period for My Health Record runs from July 16 until October 15. Shutterstock

My Health Record: the case for opting out

Unless you take action to remove yourself before October 15, the federal government will make a digital copy of your medical record, store it centrally, and give numerous people access to it.
Smith said that coming from WA, he would like to see Perth enjoy the benefit of population growth, while avoiding the negative effects that had beset the biggest cities, i.e. Sydney and Melbourne. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Government senator Dean Smith urges national debate about population

The call comes as latest figures show the annual permanent migrant intake fell to 162,400 last financial year – compared with a 190,000 planning level.
“We are driving a program of cultural change, supported by a dedicated communications strategy, to embed a strong protective security culture in PM&C,” secretary Martin Parkinson has said. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Officers ‘sanctioned’ for ‘human error’ in filing cabinet affair

The head of the prime minister's department says an investigation by the Australian Federal Police has found "the breach was not a deliberate act motivated by criminal or malicious intent".
We don’t know what former Howard government minister Philip Ruddock and his panel have found and recommended about legislation to protect religious freedom. Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Grattan on Friday: Little upside for Malcolm Turnbull in debate over religious freedom

The government won't be putting out the report before the July 28 byelections, and that tells us something. There are concerns about how this issue will run in the public domain.
Gaetjens recently left the job of Treasurer Scott Morrison’s chief of staff, a position he also held with Peter Costello. Gary Ramage/AAP

Changing of the guard at the Treasury department

Phil Gaetjens, who has served as chief of staff to two Liberal treasurers, will now run the Treasury department, after the early resignation of the current secretary, John Fraser.

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