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Govt muzzles free press: Abbott

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has rejected the need for more media regulation, accusing the federal government of wanting to stifle debate.


Corruption not endemic, says Racing Vic

The head of Victoria's peak horse racing body says an alleged race-fixing incident being investigated by police is a one-off.



What Blewitt Has On Gillard Is Big

Whistleblower Ralph Blewitt is safely in the arms of The Australian newspaper while he awaits an assurance of indemnity from prosecution by police.


Asylum-seeker travel costs $70m: report

Australian taxpayers have stumped out almost $70 million over 11 months to shuttle illegal asylum seekers around the country, a TV station says.


Another boatload of asylum seekers arrives

HMAS Albany has stopped a vessel carrying 64 asylum seekers and four crew en route to Australia.


Gillard's ex a 'crook'

Police wanted to prosecute Prime Minister Julia Gillard's former partner over an alleged $400,000 union fraud in the 1990s, it's been reported



Australia cancels 'Captain Emad' visa

Accused smuggling boss Captain Emad has had his visa cancelled and won't be able to return to Australia.


Swan says no story in Gillard-AWU link

Acting prime minister Wayne Swan says there are 'no significant implications' in a story about Julia Gillard and an Australian Workers Union official.


Federal minister Shorten eats humble pie

Federal Workplace Minister Bill Shorten has denied swearing and abusing a Melbourne shopkeeper over remarks about pies and the prime minister.


Slater & Gordon Company Director Faces Charges

Slater & Gordon is seeking to activate a guarantee of indemnity



WA ALP back temporary protection visa plan

West Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan says temporary protection visas for asylum seekers should be reintroduced.


Business disappointed by Fair Work review

Businesses are still worried about industrial relations laws, which they say are hindering their competitiveness.


Swan should focus on own record: Abbott

Treasurer Wayne Swan should focus on his own record, rather than the records of a US rock singer, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says.


Review shows workplace policies good: ACTU

The ACTU says a review of the Fair Work Act shows there's no need for fundamental policy changes.


Minister Shorten defends Fair Work Act

Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten says a review of the Fair Work Act shows it is working well, despite it being savaged by industry and business.

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