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Labour force surveys and the Census just aren’t getting it right when it comes to the crucial task of measuring employment. Census WA/AAP

We need to find new ways to measure the Australian labour force

The ABS' labour force survey is more than 50 years old. We need a new way of measuring employment for a new modes of work.
The prescriptivist stranglehold on grammar isn’t just restrictive, it’s often just plain wrong. from www.shutterstock

Things you were taught at school that are wrong

Were your teachers right about when to use commas, and about not starting sentences with 'and'?
Scott Morrison and Mathias Cormann speak to the media after the release of MYEFO in Canberra on Monday. Lukas Coch/AAP

AAA rating saved despite bigger deficits in budget update

The government has made a concerted bid to reinforce Australia's AAA credit credentials by ensuring the budget is still projected to return to surplus in 2020-21.
Rod Culleton’s future is up to the High Court, which is considering whether he had the right to contest the July election. Lukas Coch/AAP

Blame game rages as Culleton quits Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

Biting insults have been exchanged as Western Australian senator Rod Culleton splits from Pauline Hanson, ahead of the High Court determining whether he will be turfed from parliament.
George Brandis said Stephen Donaghue was a ‘distinguished constitutional lawyer’. Lukas Coch/AAP

New solicitor-general wins plaudits

The new Commonwealth solicitor-general is Stephen Donaghue – an uncontroversial choice whose appointment has been welcomed.
Scott Morrison says after current spending is taken care of the government will be able to focus on ‘good debt’. Lukas Coch/AAP

Morrison moves to reassure credit ratings agencies

Treasurer Scott Morrison says the government will take on more 'good debt' to boost productivity when current spending is under control.
While Marise Payne participated in Tuesday’s cabinet meeting by telephone, she is not well enough to travel to Japan. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Payne ill health leads to deferral of Australia-Japan talks

The Australia-Japan foreign and defence ministers' 'two-plus-two' talks, due to be held in Japan before Christmas, are being deferred because of Marise Payne's recent illness.
Friday’s post-COAG press conference saw a blunter approach from the assembled first ministers. AAP/Lukas Coch

Disgruntlement on show after COAG meeting

A ragged COAG meeting has ended with a split over a new competition agreement and public swipes at Malcolm Turnbull and his government.
Scott Morrison rejected earlier foreign-controlled bids for the S Kidman & Co. pastoral empire on national interest grounds. AAP/Lukas Coch

Kidman sale finally gets green light

The sale of the vast Kidman pastoral empire to the joint venture Outback Beef has passed the foreign investment hurdle.
Offenders who breach personal protections injunctions would face up to two years jail or a fine of more than $20,000 or both. AAP

Law to be strengthened on family violence

The Turnbull government has announced it will strengthen the law relating to family violence.

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