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Opposition out to politicise boat arrivals: Albanese

The prime minister has accused Opposition Leader Peter Dutton of seeking to politicise border security following a boat arrival carrying a group of refugees in remote Western Australia. The group, …

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Tax office staff suspects in $2 billion GST refund scam

Up to 150 Australian Taxation Office staff have been investigated for suspected involvement in a social media scam that ripped off $2 billion. In an auditor-general’s report into fraud management …

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Right to disconnect, gig economy changes locked in

Employees will now have the right to disconnect from work out of hours, after industrial relations changes passed parliament. Under the workplace reforms, employees will have the right to ignore …

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GPs in ‘most parlous state’ since birth of Medicare

GP clinics are facing the most uncertainty since the beginning of Medicare, Health Minister Mark Butler has declared, ahead of the scheme’s 40th anniversary. Mr Butler has called for more …

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Albanese ‘hopeful’ for Senate support in tax cut change

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese remains confident changes to stage three tax cuts will be passed into law, despite needing the support of crossbenchers to pass on the financial relief. Under …

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ACCC to probe supermarket duopoly dominance in inquiry

The consumer watchdog has vowed it will “forensically” examine possible price gouging at the checkout as part of an inquiry into the supermarket industry. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Thursday …

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Economy strong but slowdown on horizon, IMF warns

The International Monetary Fund has warned a slowdown is on the cards for Australia’s economy, despite the recovery post-COVID being stronger than most other nations. In its latest assessment of …

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Airlines cop heavy flak as number of late flights soars

If you’ve been stuck at airport departure gates for hours wondering if your flight will ever show up, latest data shows you’re far from alone. Domestic aviation performance figures showed …

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Visas to address skill shortage on cards for roundtable

State and territory ministers will be brought together in a bid to address critical skills shortages as part of an overhaul of Australia’s migration system. Federal Immigration Minister Andrew Giles …

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New national cancer plan to boost support for patients

A new national plan will aim to improve the health care and support given to cancer patients. The Australian Cancer Plan will lay out strategies to increase prevention and screening, …

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