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Peter Dutton on Saturday faces his first real-time electoral test in the Victorian seat of Aston, with the conditions on the track heavy going
Imagine the impression sent abroad if voters defeated a proposal for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander body to advise the federal parliament and government
In a simply worded question, Australians will be asked to approve altering the Constitution “to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice”.
Australian PM Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden seal the AUKUS deal in San Diego, March 13.
It’s likely Canberra is open to discussions with Wellington about investing in the AUKUS alliance. Can New Zealand keep hedging its bets on China and the US?
Despite the bipartisanship over both the China threat and AUKUS, the views of experts are divided.
The former prime minister also said Albanese was relying on two ‘seriously unwise’ ministers, Penny Wong and Richard Marles.
The plan will see Australia supplied with nuclear-propulsion submarines more than a decade earlier than preciously envisaged.
Petty Officer 1st Class Michael B Zingaro
The Australian government has been careful not to over-hype the progress, talking about “stabilising” the relationship, rather than using stronger language
What are the two sides seeking from Albanese’s visit, and what does it mean for Australia-India relations?
Michelle Grattan and politics editor Amanda Dunn discuss the latest interest rate rise, the polling reaction to the Super tax hike, the PM's visit to India and the Monique Ryan/Sally Rugg court case
The Albanese government suffered a small setback on two party preferred figures in the latest Newspoll – but there was good news on its proposed super tax changes.
In superannuation, the detail matters, although Treasurer Jim Chalmers would argue there are always points to be nailed down with such changes
Should Australia ban ransomware payments? And should the government be able to commandeer companies’ IT systems? An expert explains the government’s new cybersecurity agenda.
The Treasurer pointed out the majority of the about $50 billion in super tax breaks go to high income earners
The new coordinator will be backed up by a National Office for Cyber Security in the Home Affairs department
In policy terms, these are important debates. Politically, though, anything to do with superannuation is fraught, especially for a government already grappling with difficult economic issues
Michelle Grattan and politics + society editor Amanda Dunn discuss the PM's Press Club address, the Aston byelection with its high stakes for Peter Dutton, and the debate about superannuation
In this podcast, Brennan elaborates on why he believes the referendum question should be reworded and the form he thinks the question should take
Latest polling shows some of the gloss coming off federal Labor and Anthony Albanese - but they are still well ahead of the opposition.
It is true failed referendums do not usually destroy governments, but they do have the potential to undermine leaders and governments.