Scott Morrison won the unwinnable election. Now the hard part begins | Katharine Murphy | Australia news

Australia has roiled for three years, only to end up back where it started when the former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull won the 2016 election by one seat. The Liberal National Coalition is back in power in Canberra, with a new leader, Scott Morrison. Morrison could govern with a two-seat majority. Perhaps three. Normally this […]

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Man charged over Farage milkshake attack

Man charged over Farage milkshake attack

A man has been charged after allegedly throwing a milkshake on British politician Nigel Farage. The Brexit party leader was campaigning in Newcastle ahead of European elections when he was targeted. He’s the latest in a string of UK political figures to have been targeted with milk-based beverages. 32-year-old Paul Crowther was arrested at the […]

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Supermarket self-checkouts should charge you 1p, MPs led by Chuka Umunna declare

Supermarket self-checkouts should charge you 1p, MPs led by Chuka Umunna declare

Self-checkout machines in supermarkets should charge a 1p tax to help “heal the generational divide”, MPs have said. The bombshell policy raising £30million a year is proposed in a cross-party report led by the Change UK MP Chuka Umunna. In a foreword to the report, Mr Umunna – who defected from Labour in February – […]

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Barnaby Joyce agitating for return to cabinet as Morrison prepares frontbench | Australia news

The former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce is positioning himself for a return to cabinet following the Coalition’s shock election win, as Scott Morrison prepares to unveil his new-look frontbench as early as next week. The jockeying within the Coalition comes as Labor’s leadership contest crystallises, with a factional battle looming between the shadow treasurer, Chris […]

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Federal election 2019: Scott Morrison’s government on track for majority with 78 seats – politics live | Australia news

I am a friend of Chris Bowen. We have been friends for a very long time. He has my respect. He puts his bid towards not just caucus members but every single member of the Australian Labor party. The membership will have an opportunity to have a say. One of the good things about our […]

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Hundreds involved in foiled terror attacks - including plots to kill Labour MPs

Hundreds involved in foiled terror attacks – including plots to kill Labour MPs

Labour MPs were among five major terror targets lined up for attacks by far-right extremists. The Home Secretary Sajid Javid has ann­ounced that 19 terror plots – 14 by Islamists and five by far-right groups – have been smashed in two years. He said there were even more plans that were prevented before they began, […]

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Crossbenchers will not support anti-corruption body unless it gets stronger powers | Australia news

A key figure in the emerging Senate crossbench, Rex Patrick, has warned his party will not support the Coalition’s proposed anti-corruption body unless it is given stronger powers. The make-up of the Senate is still being finalised, but the two Centre Alliance senators appear likely to play a critical role where Labor and the Greens […]

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'Thousands of jobs could be safeguarded if Royal Navy support ship deal stays in UK'

‘Thousands of jobs could be safeguarded if Royal Navy support ship deal stays in UK’

More than 16,000 jobs could be protected by giving a bumper shipbuilding contract for Royal Navy support vessels to a British yard, figures revealed yesterday(MON). The potential boost is more than double previous estimates and piled pressure on the Tories to award the £1billion deal to UK workers. Campaigners want the contract for two, possibly […]

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