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The Australian system allows for fuel excise exemptions for off-road usage by the mining industry and by primary producers. AAP Image/Alan Porritt

Estimating the ‘cost’ of fuel tax credits is a tricky business

Critics of Australia's fuel tax credits system have pointed to its impact on the budget bottom line, but calculating that cost is far from straightforward.
Richard Di Natale said the best way of ensuring marriage equality was through a parliamentary vote. AAP/Mal Fairclough

Same-sex marriage plebiscite appears doomed

The government's plebiscite on same-sex marriage is unlikely to get off the ground, with the Greens announcing they will vote against its establishment.
Sarah Hanson-Young said she would never stop fighting for people seeking asylum. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Di Natale takes Hanson-Young out of asylum seeker area

Sarah Hanson-Young – a loud voice on asylum-seeker issues – has lost a battle with her leader, Richard Di Natale, to keep her immigration portfolio in the Greens reshuffle.
The Greens are the party of climate action - but do they embrace enough technologies to get there? AAP Image/Julian Smith

Are the Greens really the climate radicals we need?

The Greens have successfully cast themselves as the party of climate science. But to hit their climate goals they may need to become even more radical, by embracing technologies like nuclear power.
Malcolm Turnbull and his colleagues have pointed $1 billion of the government’s existing green energy funding towards the Great Barrier Reef. AAP/Lukas Coch

PolicyCheck: What are the parties really offering to save the Great Barrier Reef?

The Coalition has ramped up the race to fund the Great Barrier Reef's protection. All three major parties have promised hundreds of millions of dollars, but where from, and what will they be spent on?
Anthony Albanese has well-honed political skills, displayed both within the Labor Party and electorally. Paul Miller/AAP

Go target the Liberals, Albanese tells the Greens on his tail

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is not the only senior politician having conniptions about his seat. Anthony Albanese was in his New South Wales electorate of Grayndler on Monday, the first full day…

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