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Labor’s climate bill set to pass with support from Greens and Bridget Archer

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The House of Representatives is moving towards passage of Labor’s bill enshrining emissions reductions targets for 2030 and 2050 after the Greens signalled they would support the legislation and Liberal MP Bridget Arc...

Labor’s housing minister vows to do more to fix homelessness as ‘serious’ crisis spreads

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The federal housing minister, Julie Collins, has promised a greater leadership role from the commonwealth to address homelessness, as social advocates warn skyrocketing rental prices are forcing families to live in te...

Warren Entsch may support Labor’s climate target if he can be shown it’s not a ‘brain fart’

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The veteran Liberal MP Warren Entsch says he is open minded about Labor’s bill to enshrine a 43% emissions reduction target if he can be convinced the Albanese government has a concrete plan to achieve the cut without...

Greens want to ‘improve and pass’ Labor’s climate bill but remain critical of 43% target

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The Greens leader, Adam Bandt, has said his “preference” is to pass Labor’s climate bill, but said the government must be prepared to negotiate to improve the legislation and its “weak” 43% emissions reduction target....

Greens open to backing Labor’s 43% emissions target but demand ban on new coal projects

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The Greens leader, Adam Bandt, has signalled his party is open to backing the government’s 43% emissions reduction target, but says there are “problems” with the bill as he digs in on his demand that new coal and gas ...

‘The aspiration of universal childcare’: Anne Aly on what drives Labor’s ambitious plans

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Labor’s minister for early childhood education, Anne Aly, is well aware some people don’t agree with the new government’s plans to expand subsidies for childcare. “I hear that argument from people my age, asking ‘why ...

‘We stand as equals’: Anthony Albanese asserts Labor’s republican agenda in speech marking Queen’s platinum jubilee

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Australia’s prime minister Anthony Albanese has used the occasion of the Queen’s platinum jubilee to declare Australia’s relationship with Britain is now one of “equals” rather than “parent and upstart”. Albanese also...

Pollsters breathe sigh of relief after accurately predicting Labor’s election victory

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Australia’s major opinion polls all accurately predicted Saturday’s Labor election victory, in a boost to pollsters’ reputations after the industry-wide failure at the 2019 election. Surveys measuring voter sentiment ...

Albanese says Morrison broke faith with US by delaying Labor’s Aukus briefing

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Anthony Albanese says the prime minister, Scott Morrison, broke “faith and trust” with the US by waiting four-and-a-half months to brief Labor on the Aukus deal. Albanese was responding to a report in Nine newspapers ...

Dominic Perrottet refuses to join Scott Morrison in condemning Labor’s housing policy

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The New South Wales premier, Dominic Perrottet, has left open the prospect of supporting federal Labor’s home equity scheme, saying he is open to “new ways of thinking” on housing affordability. During a press confere...

Labor’s election pitch: five key policies unveiled at party’s campaign launch

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The Labor leader, Anthony Albanese, made a pitch for a “better future” at his official campaign launch in Perth, outlining new policies to try to capture voter attention. The party has veered away from the big-spendin...

Coalition criticises Labor’s housing policy because government could profit from price rises

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The finance minister, Simon Birmingham, says Australians don’t want Anthony Albanese at the table with them sharing equity in their homes after Labor announced a policy to make homeownership more affordable for low an...

Australia news live updates: Anthony Albanese launches Labor’s 2022 federal election campaign after PM sets 21 May poll date

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Scott Morrison says 21 May federal election about choosing between ‘a government you know and a Labor opposition you don’t’; opposition leader says ‘Australians deserve better’ at campaign launch; at least 13 more dea...

Aged care bodies and unions demand Coalition match Labor’s pledge to fund potential wage rises

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Aged care industry bodies and unions have criticised the Morrison government for failing to commit to fully fund any pay increases ordered as a result of the sector’s work value case. Aged and Community Services Austr...

Australia politics news live updates: Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame to respond to Morrison apology; Labor’s religious discrimination dilemma

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Higgins and Tame will address the National Press Club a day after the prime minister’s apology to women harassed and assaulted in federal parliament – follow all the day’s news