Government must explain what it knew about AFP breach

Today’s admission that the Australian Federal Police illegally accessed the metadata of a journalist is shocking.

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National security must not be a political plaything

Reports today that a new Department of Homeland Security will be created in the next Turnbull government reshuffle should be deeply concerning to all Australians.

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Brandis backflips on legal centre funding

Today's announcement of a reversal in cuts to Community Legal Centres and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services is a humiliating backdown for George Brandis and a victory for campaigners around Australia.

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Broadband performance monitoring a welcome step that took too long to make

The announcement today that the ACCC will recruit 4000 volunteers to measure internet speeds is a welcome step that will help ensure consumers are better informed to make choices about the NBN services they purchase.

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Queenslanders let down by do-nothing Federal Government

Not only has the Abbott-Turnbull Government failed to implement any of its own measures to ease the burden of Queenslanders who are faced with the clean-up after Cyclone Debbie and the subsequent flooding, but it has dumped sensible measures put in place by Labor after the 2011 floods.

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High Court exposes government cover up on Family First

Today’s High Court decision is a damning indictment of the Turnbull Government, and the desperate lengths this Prime Minister will go to, just to cling to power.

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Brandis and Turnbull's failure forcing States to pick up the tab on Community Legal Centres

The New South Wales Liberal Government has highlighted the Turnbull Government’s failure to support the Community Legal sector by picking up the tab for Senator Brandis’ 30 per cent cut in Commonwealth funding for Community Legal Centres for the next two years.

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Royal Commission report welcome, but still waiting for justice targets

Federal Labor welcomes the Interim Report of the Royal commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.

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Statement - Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse

The abuse of children in the care of institutions has been one of the most appalling chapters of Australia’s recent history.

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A victory for multicultural Australia

Last night’s defeat of changes to section 18C in the Senate is a victory for multicultural Australia of which we should all be proud.

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