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Australia politics live news: Liberal senator accuses ABC of trying to ‘wokify the world’; Victoria records 1,196 Covid cases and three deaths

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Adam Bandt isolating pending Covid test; Labor to fight election on ‘things that matter to families’, Plibersek says; Jacqui Lambie had to change phone number after being bombarded with abuse; Victoria records 1,196 C...

On TikTok, liberal teens put makeup on to look rightwing (and vice versa)

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If you’re on TikTok, you’ll know Gen Z can tell if you’re a millennial from a side part and skinny jeans. Now, a new TikTok trend suggests teenagers on the app know someone’s political standing from the way they use e...

Sexism, Scott Morrison and the Liberal party: where to next? – with Lenore Taylor and Katharine Murphy

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What will it take for Scott Morrison to grasp the moment and use his influence to create cultural change in the Liberal party and parliament? Gabrielle Jackson talks to Lenore Taylor and Katharine Murphy about the wee...

Liberal MPs say super guarantee rise could be used to pay for aged care

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Liberal MPs have proposed setting aside the increase in the super guarantee from 10 to 12% to fund healthcare in later life and aged care, as a means to pay for royal commission recommendations without an income tax l...

What if liberal anti-racists aren’t advancing the cause of equality?

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Americans are talking more and more about racism and inequality, and that should be a good thing. It’s not just policing and incarceration – black Americans suffer disproportionately from every aspect of our unjust so...

Female Liberal voters may decide the status quo is not worth voting for

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For all those energised by Monday’s national March 4 Justice rallies the critical question for the morning after is whether it was simply an inspiring moment or the start of a transformative movement. Streets full of ...

Andrew Peacock, former Liberal party leader and Australian foreign minister, dies aged 82

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Former federal Liberal party leader Andrew Peacock has died in the United States aged 82. Peacock was the leader of the Liberal party for two stints in the 1980s and led the Australian conservatives to defeat at the 1...

Walter Mondale, former US vice-president and celebrated liberal, dies aged 93

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Walter F Mondale, the former vice-president and liberal icon who lost to Ronald Reagan in one of the most lopsided presidential elections, has died at the age of 93. The death of the former senator, ambassador and Min...

Liberal party faces up to 12 years in Western Australia wilderness after historic Labor landslide

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The Liberal party in Western Australia could face up to 12 years in opposition after a once-in-a-century wipeout that delivered Labor the biggest majority and the strongest two-party preferred result of any modern Aus...

Liberal party donor’s revenue from uncontested contracts for offshore processing rises to $1.5bn

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Canstruct International, the Brisbane company and Liberal party donor running Australia’s offshore processing regime on Nauru, has won another uncontested contract extension – $180m over six months – bringing its tota...

Former Liberal staffer on appeals tribunal quits consultancy role after potential conflict of interest

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A longtime former Liberal staffer on the administrative appeals tribunal (AAT) has quit his role as a consultant to a lobbying firm after Labor uncovered what it labelled a potential conflict of interest. Officials fr...

Liberal MP says man who performed lewd sex act on MP’s desk ‘a really good worker’ – video

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Michelle Landry says she feels bad for man who was fired after allegedly engaging in a solo sex act on the desk of a fellow female Liberal MP. Landry says the man was ‘a really good worker’ who ‘loved the place’.  Lab...

Liberal James McGrath beats Amanda Stoker for top spot on Queensland Senate ticket

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Liberal senator James McGrath has won the coveted top spot on Queensland’s Senate ticket, beating the newly-appointed assistant minister Amanda Stoker. About 300 delegates from the Liberal National party’s state counc...

Eric Abetz dropped to third spot on Liberal party’s Tasmanian Senate ticket

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The influential Tasmanian conservative powerbroker Eric Abetz has been demoted to third place on the Liberal party’s Tasmanian Senate ticket for the next federal election. He is listed beneath senator Jonno Duniam in...

Voters in Sydney’s Liberal ‘heartland’ more worried about climate than Covid, polling suggests

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Voters in three Liberal-held federal seats in metropolitan Sydney remain worried about climate change despite the pressing frustrations and uncertainties associated with the Delta outbreak, according to new electorate...

Liberal staffer accused of raping Brittany Higgins not sacked until 10 days after leaving office

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The Liberal staffer alleged to have raped Brittany Higgins in 2019 did not have his employment terminated until 10 days after he left the office of then defence industry minister Linda Reynolds. The official terminati...

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