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Former ACT chief minister Katy Gallagher will join the shadow cabinet with responsibility for mental health, housing, homelessness and women. Lukas Coch/AAP

Labor reshuffle boosts women in shadow cabinet

Bill Shorten has elevated two more women to his shadow cabinet, giving Labor a total of seven compared with the Turnbull cabinet's five, in a minor reshuffle of his frontbench.
Labor leader Bill Shorten has released modelling showing that lower income families are hit hardest by Coalition policies. AAP/Lukas Coch

Worst off hit hardest by Coalition policies: NATSEM modelling

NATSEM modelling to be released by Bill Shorten shows nine out of ten of the lowest income families with children are losing out under Coalition policies.
Tony Abbott’s sister Christine Forster believes the Liberal Party should look at moving to a conscience vote on gay marriage this year. AAP/Newzulu/Hugh Peterswald

Abbott’s sister urges Liberals to consider gay marriage conscience vote this year

As Labor steps up its internal debate on whether its MPs should be "bound" on a vote for marriage equality, Tony Abbott's gay sister Christine Forster believes that would "certainly improve the numbers" to pass the reform.
Bill Shorten has revealed a Labor plan to remove the tax-free concession available to people with high annual superannuation incomes. AAP/Rebecca Le May

Shorten’s superannuation policy to hit accounts over $1.5 million

A Labor government would crack down on the superannuation tax breaks enjoyed by high income earners, raising more than $14 billion over ten years, under a policy released by Bill Shorten on Tuesday.

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