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Behave as a team, Morrison tells the troops

Addressing Tuesday's Coalition party room, Morrison called for unity, reminding members they were not there as a team, and declaring the government had a “contract” with the Australian people.
Firefighters conduct property protection as a bushfire approaches homes at Woodford NSW, Friday, November 8, 2019. Calls for more controlled burning are common after a major bushfire. DAN HIMBRECHTS/AAP

A surprising answer to a hot question: controlled burns often fail to slow a bushfire

Despite the hype around hazard reduction burning this week, evidence shows the measure does not necessarily reduce the bushfire risk.
Tony Abbott is now the prime minister’s Special Envoy for Indigenous Affairs, while Barnaby Joyce is Special Envoy for Drought Assistance and Recovery. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Could Section 44 exclude Tony Abbott and Barnaby Joyce from parliament?

While there is no evidence that Abbott and Joyce have accepted a salary for their special envoy roles, an offer of payment, if there was one, could cause them problems.

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