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Shorten, tears welling at times, addressed the matter at great length in his Wednesday morning news conference. Lukas Coch/AAP

View from The Hill: Shorten turns Daily Telegraph sledge to advantage

The Daily Telegraph story with the headline “Mother of Invention” backfired, handing Shorten the opportunity of a powerful moment on the campaign trail and drawing criticism even within News Corp.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison, with his wife Jenny Morrison, used a campaign rally at the Breakers Country Club in Wambarel to speak about online safety on May 5 2019. Mick Tsikas /AAP

Coalition plans to improve online safety don’t address the root cause of harms: the big tech business model

It's easy to legislate for new offences and more incarceration. It's harder – and more expensive – to ensure the community is safer in the long term. This involves addressing causes, not effects.
On industrial relations policy, the Coalition and Labor offer starkly different choices this election. AAP/Nic Ellis

How the major parties stack up on industrial relations policy

At this election there is a stark choice between the two major parties on industrial relations: the "small target" approach of the Coalition and the ALP's more ambitious and detailed plan.
Given a stable but not spectacular primary vote, the Greens, led by Richard di Natale (centre), seem likely to retain their presence in parliament. AAP/Penny Stephens

Greens on track for stability, rather than growth, this election

The Greens' fortunes have fed off Labor's performance: a weakened Labor means more support for the Greens. But this election the party is more likely to maintain its parliamentary presence.
Australian Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and Deputy Leader of the Labor party Tanya Plibersek at the end of the Labor Party campaign launch in Brisbane on Sunday. Lukas Coch/AAP

View from The Hill: Lots of ministry spots to fill if Morrison wins, while many Shorten ministers would return to a familiar cabinet room

The reason we know more about a post-election Labor ministry is that most of its occupants are already “shadowing” the jobs they'd hold.

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