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ACT Labor government faces union challenge to greyhound ban

The ACT government will face an unlikely challenge to its bid to ban greyhound racing - from within the party machine itself.

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Turnbull buckles to Catholic schools: concessions offered to head off party room brawl

The Turnbull government has buckled to demands from conservative MPs to delay the introduction of less-generous funding arrangements for Catholic schools, after insisting it would wipe out the "special deals" created by the previous Labor government.

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Queensland corruption fighter slams Labor Government's cash-for-access fundraising

Queensland corruption fighter slams Labor Government's cash-for-access fundraising

One of Queensland's most respected corruption busters accuses the Palaszczuk Government of "prostituting" itself by selling access to ministers, saying the practice is "hypocritical" to the party's stated principles.

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Concession boost for households in Queensland budget

Queensland's upcoming state budget will include a $400 million boost to concessions to ease pressure on household budgets, bringing the total up to $5.3 billion, the Labor government says.

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Cost of living higher in safe and unsurprising ACT budget

Cost of living higher in safe and unsurprising ACT budget

The ACT budget delivers on many of the Labor Government's election promises, but will cost Canberrans in rate rises.

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One day in Sydney for two WA ministers... at a cost of $30,000

​An overnight trip to Sydney involving two Western Australian Labor government ministers cost taxpayers more than $30,000.

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Eddie Obeid, Ian Macdonald to stand trial for misconduct, conspiracy

Eddie Obeid, Ian Macdonald to stand trial for misconduct, conspiracy

Former New South Wales Labor government ministers Eddie Obeid and Ian Macdonald are committed to stand trial, charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office.

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Methamphetamine traffickers to get life in prison under new Labor bill

The McGowan Labor government is planning to crackdown on methamphetamine traffickers threatening to jail drug runners for life.

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Reducing trauma and delay for witnesses and victims

Reducing trauma and delay for witnesses and victims

Victims of crime will be better protected and supported through the justice system under a suite of new measures announced by the Victorian Government.

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GST, Metronet top McGowan's federal budget wishlist

The top two items on the new WA Labor government's federal budget wishlist are cold, hard cash to compensate for getting the lowest share of GST and funding for its new $2.53 billion Metronet rail network.

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Shorten Labor government would triple skilled migrant fees under visa crackdown

The policies outlined by Labor on Wednesday follow the government's package of measures.

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NT budget slammed as 'blindly optimistic'

NT budget slammed as 'blindly optimistic'

The NT Labor Government's first budget with its $1.3 billion deficit is labelled "blindly optimistic" by the CLP Opposition.

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NT business, community sector welcome budget's 'strategic' debt

NT business, community sector welcome budget's 'strategic' debt

Key stakeholders have broadly welcomed the Labor Government's big spend in the NT budget, but some are worried about the territory racking up a record $5.5 billion in debt.

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Explore the winners and losers of the NT budget

The NT Labor Government has released its first budget since its election last year. Explore who the winners and losers are.

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NT budget 2017 Winners and Losers

The NT Labor Government has released its first budget since its election last year. Explore who the winners and losers are.

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NT budget 'for optimists, not pessimists' delivered

With its first budget since its re-election last year, the Northern Territory's Labor Government once again hits $5.5 billion in projected debt, matching the same forecast level that helped it lose power in 2012.

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Projected NT Government debt again hits $5.5b

With its first budget since its re-election last year, the Northern Territory's Labor Government once again hits $5.5 billion in projected debt, matching the same forecast level that helped it lose power in 2012.

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Will the Labor Government deliver what the NT needs?

Will the Labor Government deliver what the NT needs?

With a $1.3 billion deficit looming, is the Labor Government making a series of bandaid fixes or does it have a sustainable economic plan?

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NT Budget 2017: Five things we know so far

NT Budget 2017: Five things we know so far

The Labor Government is handing down its first budget on Tuesday, with a huge deficit. So where are they splashing the cash?

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Public sector job loses as WA government departments slashed

Western Australia's new Labor government has unveiled the details of its public sector shake-up, doubling its target while in opposition.

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WA government departments slashed

Western Australia's new Labor government has unveiled the details of its public sector shake-up, doubling its target while in opposition.

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'Vote for Abbott, save the Barrier Reef': Malcolm Turnbull's pitch to Warringah voters

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull warned voters in Warringah of a "hung parliament or a Shorten Labor government" if they did not vote for Tony Abbott in the frantic final week of the 2016 election campaign.

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WA businessmen play down impact of new tax on foreign investors

WA businessmen play down impact of new tax on foreign investors

Two of WA's most influential businessmen play down the impact of the Labor Government's controversial tax on foreign investors.

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Is WA at risk of becoming a banana republic?

Is WA at risk of becoming a banana republic?

WA is in danger of becoming a "financial basket case" without radical fiscal repair, say the new Labor Government as they grapple with a ballooning interest bill, falling GST share and a budget deep in the red.

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'WA prisoners could be released': Jail system at bursting point

The corrective services department has been asked to review which prisoners could potentially be released from jail after the new Labor government revealed the state's jail system was near bursting point, and there were no funds for a new prison to b

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WA Greens back Upper House voting reform

WA Greens back Upper House voting reform

The WA Greens offer to work with the new Labor Government on any overhaul of the Upper House voting system, after the Premier labelled it "fundamentally unfair".

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Super departments set to be created under new WA Labor Government

Super departments set to be created under new WA Labor Government

The newly-elected West Australian Labor Government wants to create a range of super departments, saying WA has more agencies than any other state or territory.

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Power price increase not ruled out by new WA Government

Power price increase not ruled out by new WA Government

Household power prices could rise by more than 7 per cent from the middle of the year under the new WA Labor Government, with Energy Minister Ben Wyatt saying he cannot rule out a hike of that size.

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Power price increase slated under new WA Government

Power price increase slated under new WA Government

Household power prices could rise by more than 7 per cent from the middle of the year under the new WA Labor Government, Energy Minister Ben Wyatt concedes.

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Veteran WA Liberal rules out Upper House presidency

Veteran WA Liberal rules out Upper House presidency

Veteran Liberal MP Simon O'Brien has ruled out becoming president of the Legislative Council — a move which would give the new Labor Government a working majority in the Upper House with support from the Greens.

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Committee problems loom for Liberals after big election loss

Committee problems loom for Liberals after big election loss

The West Australian Liberal Party's decimation at the state election means they will struggle to find enough MPs to sit on parliamentary committees, making it harder to scrutinise the Labor Government, analysts say.

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Tricky crossbench looking increasingly likely for Labor

Tricky crossbench looking increasingly likely for Labor

WA's new Labor Government looks increasingly likely to have a difficult crossbench to navigate, with projections suggesting it will need the support of the Liberals, Nationals or a conservative minor party to pass legislation in the Upper House.

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WA business lobby push for privatisation amid rising debt

WA business lobby push for privatisation amid rising debt

Western Australia's business sector hopes a new Labor government will consider a broader privatisation agenda for state assets, as the state's debt levels mount.

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Barnett, McGowan make final election pitches on eve of poll

Barnett, McGowan make final election pitches on eve of poll

WA Premier Colin Barnett urges the public not to vote for a "return to Dullsville" by electing a Labor Government, while making his final pre-election pitch to voters.

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Hemp cultivation for industrial use one step closer in SA

Hemp cultivation for industrial use one step closer in SA

A Greens plan to legalise hemp cultivation for industrial use in South Australia will now have backing from the Labor Government, provided slight amendments are made to the bill.

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Former WA Labor minister Kim Chance dies at age 70

Former WA Labor minister Kim Chance dies at age 70

Former WA Labor government minister Kim Chance dies at the age of 70.

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	Iranian refugee returned to Australia with 1.5kg of meth

Iranian refugee returned to Australia with 1.5kg of meth

Vahid Reza Azadpour Saleh, 31, was given refugee protection under the former Labor government's policy, after he claimed he would be killed if he returned to Iran.

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CFMEU threatens to pull support for Andrews government over Grocon

One of the state's biggest unions has threatened to stop supporting Premier Daniel Andrews because of the Labor government's support for construction giant Grocon.

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Ex-ABC and Channel 7 reporter Jayne Stinson seeks ALP preselection for new SA state seat

Ex-ABC and Channel 7 reporter Jayne Stinson seeks ALP preselection for new SA state seat

South Australian television news reporter and former Labor government staff member Jayne Stinson is to run for ALP preselection in the state seat of Badcoe.

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NT tradies vouchers for home improvements return, rise to $4,000

NT tradies vouchers for home improvements return, rise to $4,000

A scheme scrapped by the Northern Territory's Labor Government that allowed people to get $2,000 to put towards home improvements is re-introduced after months of pressure, and extended.

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Meth traffickers face life sentence under WA Labor government

Meth traffickers face life sentence under WA Labor government

Pointing to what he says is a "meth crisis" in WA, shadow attorney-general John Quigley says Labor will "cut the head off the snake" if it wins next month's state election.

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Meth traffickers face life sentence under WA Labor government

Meth traffickers face life sentence under WA Labor government

Pointing to what he says is a "meth crisis" in WA, shadow attorney-general John Quigley says Labor will "cut the head off the snake" if it wins next month's state election.

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Labor pledges new high-rise school at City Link 'Education Central'

A Labor government would scrap City Beach College plans and use the cash for a new education precinct in the City Link zone.

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Bookies favour WA Labor for March election victory

Bookies favour WA Labor for March election victory

If bookmakers are to be believed, West Australians will be waking up on March 12 with a new Labor Government to lead them for the next four years.

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Government shakeup at Racing Victoria to change the way board is selected

The Andrews Labor government has announced that it will amend the Racing Act of 1958 and create an independent board for Racing Victoria.

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Eddie Obeid to face his own 'unpleasant reality'

"One day when the records of this state are written, I'll be a part of it," Eddie Obeid proudly boasted to The Sydney Morning Herald upon his elevation to ministry of Bob Carr's Labor government in 1999.

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Queensland to increase electricity rebate for pensioners

An increase in electricity bill rebates will be given to seniors, veterans and pensioners in order for the Labor government to retain its generous solar panel feed in tariff.

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Labor repeats CLP's mistakes by ignoring Central Australia, says Independent

Labor repeats CLP's mistakes by ignoring Central Australia, says Independent

Independent MLA Robyn Lambley says the new NT Labor Government is repeating the CLP's mistakes by shelving projects in Central Australia and redirecting the funding to Darwin.

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'Social time bomb': UNHCR's warning on the plight of 30,000 asylum seekers already living in Australia

 Australia faces a "social time bomb" over the failure to process and integrate more than 30,000 asylum seekers who are in the community on bridging visas after arriving by boat during the term of the former Labor government.

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Queensland Labor ministers seize on George Brandis's LNP gaffe

Queensland's Labor government has seized on Senator George Brandis' open microphone mishap, claiming it exposes the "sham marriage" of the Liberal and National parties.

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