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A Bill Shorten led Labor government would introduce a two-phase emissions trading scheme. Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Labor unveils phased emissions trading scheme

A Labor government would bring in its emissions trading scheme in two stages, together with a separate scheme for the electricity sector.
On Thursday, Bill Shorten was in Western Sydney promising a limited night ‘no-fly zone’ when the planned Badgerys Creek airport comes into operation. Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Grattan on Friday: Who wins the biffo over the banks is politically important because this issue bites

When asked this week whether in retrospect she regretted the government trying to undo Labor's consumer protections, Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer denied it had happened.
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Welcome to the Bill and Malcolm show

We’re off! The race to be Australia’s next prime minister has begun. What had until recently looked like being a gentle canter to the winning post for Malcolm Turnbull and his Coalition government now…
Opposition leader Bill Shorten says public confidence in the banking sector has taken ‘hit after hit’ in recent years. Tracey Nearmy/AAP

Labor pledges royal commission into bank behaviour

Bill Shorten has promised a Labor government would set up a royal commission into misconduct in the banking and financial services industry.
It can correctly be said Malcolm Turnbull is putting a gun to the heads of the crossbench – but it can’t be claimed he is being devious. Rashida Yosufzai/AAP

Turnbull’s not being tricky – he’s just brandishing a six shooter

Malcolm Turnbull's ultimatum to the Senate – pass the government's industrial relations bills or face a double dissolution – is a confrontationist but canny strategy.
One only has to know Malcolm Turnbull’s nature to understand his deep frustration at the government’s internal dissent. Ben MacMahon/AAP

The way things are heading, it will be a let down if we aren’t voting on July 2

The momentum for a July 2 double dissolution has accelerated with Malcolm Turnbull opening the way to bring the May 10 budget forward by a week. “The budget will be in May,” he said on Tuesday, as he prepared…
Malcolm Turnbull visiting Melbourne University’s BIO21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute on Monday. Michael Keating/AAP

Government-Labor again 50-50 in Newspoll

The government and opposition are tied on 50-50 in the two-party vote in the latest Newspoll, while Malcolm Turnbull's satisfaction rating has fallen.

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