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Josh Frydenberg opposes independents’ call for public hearings and tip-offs in proposed federal Icac

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The treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, has defended the lack of public hearings in the government’s proposed federal integrity commission, saying he opposes a model that would see politicians “guilty until proved innocent”. ...

Federal Reserve announces biggest interest rate hike since 2000

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The Federal Reserve moved to tamp down soaring inflation in the US on Wednesday, announcing the sharpest rise in interest rates in over 20 years. The Fed’s benchmark interest rate was raised by 0.5 percentage points t...

Laquan McDonald shooting: federal prosecutors will not charge officer

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Federal authorities on Monday said they would not criminally charge Jason Van Dyke, the former Chicago police officer convicted of murder in the 2014 shooting death of Laquan McDonald. The US attorney’s office in Chic...

Scott Morrison again blames Labor for Coalition’s failure to deliver federal Icac

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Scott Morrison has doubled down on an attempt to blame Labor and the Senate for his own failure to introduce legislation after facing a barrage of questions about his broken election promise to implement a federal int...

US federal alert warns of the discovery of malicious cyber tools

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Multiple US government agencies issued a joint alert Wednesday warning of the discovery of malicious cyber tools created by unnamed advanced threat actors that they said were capable of gaining “full system access” to...

Federal government criticised for ‘pathetic’ Brisbane to Sunshine Coast rail line costings document

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The federal government has sought to justify its costings for a Brisbane to Sunshine Coast rail line by releasing three heavily redacted pages from a 2019 feasibility study – a move branded “pathetic” and “embarrassin...

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