There are no ‘safe’ seats any more,and here’s why that’s good news

There are no ‘safe’ seats any more,and here’s why that’s good news

More power for crossbenchers at the federal level could be a good way to break the big-party logjam. It couldn’t could be worse than what we’ve got.

  • byRoss Gittins

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Dutton has told his troops to prepare for an early election. Are they up to it?

Dutton has told his troops to prepare for an early election. Are they up to it?

The veteran politician,a former police officer,lived through the scarring Nelson-Turnbull-Abbott years. He has placed a premium on unity,and it has paid off – at least so far.

  • byJames Massola
Teal calls for snap climate election as rumours of cabinet reshuffle swirl

Teal calls for snap climate election as rumours of cabinet reshuffle swirl

Monique Ryan wants an election on the Coalition’s contentious nuclear plan as Peter Dutton readies for an early poll.

  • byPaul Sakkal andJames Massola
Dutton tells MPs to ‘be ready’ for early election after PM scraps Washington visit
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Dutton tells MPs to ‘be ready’ for early election after PM scraps Washington visit

Anthony Albanese was expected to attend next week’s summit marking NATO’s 75th anniversary but Defence Minister Richard Marles will now travel to the US in his place.

  • byRob Harris,Angus Thompson andJames Massola
Value of stage 3 tax cuts will be gone soon after next election
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Value of stage 3 tax cuts will be gone soon after next election

Australians will start to see their pay packets improve from Monday as the stage 3 cuts begin,but more tax cuts are needed to stop tax rates climbing higher.

  • byShane Wright
Australia isn’t ready for the first AI-election,electoral commission warns
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Australia isn’t ready for the first AI-election,electoral commission warns

Australia’s top election official says deepfakes and AI-content pose unprecedented challenges to election integrity.

  • byJames Massola
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Dutton’s nuclear gamble puts everything on the line – except the details

Dutton’s nuclear gamble puts everything on the line – except the details

Peter Dutton has bet the Coalition’s electoral future on nuclear power. Will it be a triumph or an electoral suicide note akin to John Hewson’s Fightback?

  • byNick O'Malley andJames Massola
Allen among potential challengers as redraw kicks off jockeying for seats
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Allen among potential challengers as redraw kicks off jockeying for seats

Liberal moderate Katie Allen is expected to seek a return to politics at the next election and progressive independents may target senior NSW Liberal Angus Taylor.

  • byPaul Sakkal
Independents fight for survival as Sydney’s election battlelines redrawn
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Independents fight for survival as Sydney’s election battlelines redrawn

The draft redistribution for NSW seats would scrap the seat of North Sydney in a blow to independent Kylea Tink,while radically changing several others.

  • byDavid Crowe andPaul Sakkal
They can work,drive and graduate. But teenagers want something more
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They can work,drive and graduate. But teenagers want something more

Politicians can only ignore young voters for so long. Eventually,they’ll reach the ballot box,and they’ll remember who stood in their way.

  • byDaniel Cash
If not now,when? Frydenberg now bets on a distant future

If not now,when? Frydenberg now bets on a distant future

The former treasurer has no realistic way to contest the next election. Could he try for Kooyong later? The truth is that nobody gets a smooth elevation to the top.

  • byDavid Crowe