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Shorten, making the announcement, will say the present trigger is too weak because it doesn’t have to be activated when prices are high. Glenn Hunt/AAP

Labor to propose new measures to put downward pressure on gas prices

A Labor government would introduce a permanent gas export control trigger that could be pulled when prices were too high, not just when a shortfall is forecast.
Phelps, a Sydney City councillor lives and practices as a GP in the Wentworth electorate, and could be expected to attract a substantial vote if she ran as an independent. Joel Carrett/AAP

Party leaders need to address federal parliament’s intolerable workplace culture: Phelps

Attention is coming on the Minister for Women Kelly O'Dwyer, who issued a general statement last week condemning bullying, to take a stronger stand. O'Dwyer is expected to say more this week.
Malcolm Turnbull gives a final press conference as prime minister, after he was brought down by conservative forces within his party. AAP/Mick Tsikas

VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the Liberals’ leadership spill and the controversy around au pair visas

Has there been aa more extraordinary week in recent Australian politics? Michelle Grattan and Nicholas Klomp discuss the leadership spill, Julia Banks' resignation and the controversy around au pair visas.
Dutton told 2GB on Thursday he had made a judgement based on the case’s merit, not his knowledge of the person who had referred it.

Leaks target Peter Dutton over decisions on au pairs

A whistleblower has leaked to Labor an email trail of correspondence showing how Dutton rejected advice from Australian Border Force, granting a visa in 2015 to French au pair Alexandra Deuwel.
Well, anyone who bullied or was fine with such conduct should do this: go to your local high school and explain to the kids why bullying shouldn’t be in their tool kit but is needed in yours. Joel Carrett/AAP

Grattan on Friday: The high costs of our destructive coup culture

While a particular coup may have its justifications, when you look at a clutch of them, they're bad for the country and for the political system.
Morrison did not want Abbott in cabinet, but he does want to be seen to be making a gesture of conciliation to the former leader, who has been a critic of policy on energy and immigration in particular. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Turnbull resigning seat on Friday, giving Morrison a real-time voting test

Wentworth has a 17.7% margin but Turnbull’s personal vote is large and the campaign there could be difficult and certainly will be expensive.
The Miles Franklin authors with their novels, clockwise from top left: Felicity Castagna, Eva Hornung, Kim Scott, Michelle de Kretser, Catherine McKinnon and Gerald Murnane. Courtesy Perpetual/ Copyright Agency/ Martin Ollman/Timothy Hillier. Eva Hornung image: Noni Martin.

Your guide to the Miles Franklin shortlist: a kaleidoscopic portrait of a diverse nation

For many years, the Miles Franklin award was a bastion of monoculture. But this year's stories are a diverse reflection of Australia.
Peter Dutton and his supporters do not want Liberal MPs to disperse late Thursday without a vote, fearing a loss of momentum for his campaign. Lukas Coch/AAP

Dutton camp presses for quick second leadership ballot

Rumours circulated last night about the number of names that had been gathered for the petition for the meeting, which requires 43 signatures.

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