Albanese says MP office attack is a major escalation in local tensions over Gaza

Albanese says MP office attack is a major escalation in local tensions over Gaza

The vandalising of a Jewish Labor MP’s office comes amid heightening political tensions,which the prime minister said “undermines the cause that people purport to represent”.

  • byPaul Sakkal andOlivia Ireland

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‘Rude,inappropriate’:Albanese toughens language on Cheng Lei incident as Chinese premier departs

‘Rude,inappropriate’:Albanese toughens language on Cheng Lei incident as Chinese premier departs

The PM insisted his government has improved relations with China without giving ground on core values.

  • byMatthew Knott andOlivia Ireland
Most voters back Labor’s 2030 climate target – but only just

Most voters back Labor’s 2030 climate target – but only just

Voters remain mostly in favour of a 2030 climate change target,with 52 per cent saying the government should stick to the current goal or make even deeper cuts to emissions.

  • byDavid Crowe
China offers new olive branch to lure Aussie tourists

China offers new olive branch to lure Aussie tourists

The visa deal comes as Canberra and Beijing agree to new forms of military communication to prevent Australian Defence personnel being put at risk.

  • byMatthew Knott
Dutton takes flight as Labor loses altitude. But both face dangers
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Dutton takes flight as Labor loses altitude. But both face dangers

Peter Dutton is tapping into community anger about the cost of living,and new polling should debunk any idea that he is unelectable.

  • byDavid Crowe
Why Dutton’s energy switch may help Albanese keep Labor’s lights on
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Why Dutton’s energy switch may help Albanese keep Labor’s lights on

Time is not on Peter Dutton’s side as the prime minister moves to more solid ground on climate policy.

  • bySean Kelly
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Dutton edges ahead as voters thump Labor on economy

Dutton edges ahead as voters thump Labor on economy

Peter Dutton has gained a narrow lead over Anthony Albanese as preferred prime minister after a significant shift in his favour during disputes on climate,immigration and the economy.

  • byDavid Crowe
The truth about Australia’s race to roll out renewables
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The truth about Australia’s race to roll out renewables

New figures heighten the dispute over energy policy after Opposition Leader Peter Dutton revealed this week he would not set a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

  • byDavid Crowe
Attention-seeker or renters’ champion? The Greens MP driving pollies up the wall

Attention-seeker or renters’ champion? The Greens MP driving pollies up the wall

Max Chandler-Mather is shaking up federal politics with his uncompromising take on the housing crisis.

  • byJane Cadzow
Dutton’s frontbench problem laid bare by Hughes’ feud with Taylor
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Dutton’s frontbench problem laid bare by Hughes’ feud with Taylor

Behind the hardman Opposition Leader Peter Dutton,there are problems in the Coalition frontbench as the election nears and the government sharpens its focus on the opposition.

  • byPaul Sakkal
Facebook is scanning some users’ faces to verify age. The Coalition wants laws that go further
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Facebook is scanning some users’ faces to verify age. The Coalition wants laws that go further

The Coalition says,if elected,it will push for laws forcing social media platforms to check users’ ages before creating new accounts. Meta is already doing it for some.

  • byPaul Sakkal