Historic bipartisan report paves way for marriage equality in Australia

Today we are one step closer to achieving marriage equality in Australia.

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Malcolm Turnbull can't escape blame for his second-rate NBN

Reports today that Communications Minister Mitch Fifield is blaming the failings of this Government’s second-rate National Broadband Network on retail providers is just what you’d expect from this arrogant and out-of-touch Government.  

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Dr Bulent Hass Dellal an excellent choice for SBS Chairperson

Labor welcomes the appointment of Dr Bulent Hass Dellal as the new Chairperson of the Special Broadcasting Service.

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Senate votes to demand Brandis produce Bell Group documents

Today the Senate has voted to demand George Brandis comply with a series of overdue requests to produce documents related to the Bell Group matter – the dirty deal which could have dudded the taxpayer by as much as $300 million.

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Turnbull's right wing calling shots on 18C again

Reports this morning of a renewed push by ring-wing coalition senators to destroy protections against racial hate speech confirms once again just how weak and divided this government is.

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Mitch missing in action on key reforms and appointments

The Minister for Communications, Senator Mitch Fifield, continues to prove the accolade given to him last year as “the most ineffective politician in the land.”

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Australians paying more for Malcolm Turnbull's second-rate NBN

An analysis in The Australian this morning finds that Australian families face an average price hike of nearly 20 per cent on internet services as they migrate to entry-level plans on the Government’s second-rate National Broadband Network.

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Zombie divorce tax lives on

On top of the cruel cuts to family benefits announced this week comes another shock – the independent Parliamentary Budget Office’s latest unlegislated measures update has confirmed the government’s plans to implement its “divorce tax”, which targets families going through painful separations.

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Malcolm Turnbull must not be allowed to do to electricity what he has done to the NBN

Whether it’s with copper or with coal, Turnbull’s policies are taking Australia backwards

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Brandis diary saga: beyond a joke