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Tuesday, 22nd May 2018

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VC inquiry tribunal winds up hearings

The Honours and Awards Tribunal has concluded its inquiry into a proposal to award the Victoria Cross retrospectively to 13 servicemen.

NDIS failure would be tragedy: supporter

An employer of people with disabilities says it would be a tragedy if the NDIS failed to get off the ground.

Anne Ruston to replace Fisher in SA

Anne Ruston has won a bitter Liberals preselection battle in South Australia to replace Senator Mary Jo Fisher, who is quitting politics.

AWU backs Gillard leadership: Howes

Australian Workers' Union boss Paul Howes says his union supports Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Pollies are on the nose, Weatherill says

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill says Australians are sick of politicans who can't agree on key issues.

Inflation doesn't worry the central bank

Inflation appears under control, so the central bank is unlikely to cut official interest rate when its board meets on the first Tuesday in August.

Gillard lacks courage on NDIS: Newman

Campbell Newman has confirmed reports he had offered to back the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) if it was paid for by the pay-as-you-go tax system.

Police probe resolved soon: MP Vasta

Queensland coalition MP Ross Vasta says he is looking forward to a speedy resolution of a federal police probe into a private matter.

'Important win' for disabled, Gillard says

Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she is confident there will now be launch sites for the NDIS in Victoria and NSW.

Historian's daughter takes on Wilkie

Anna Reynolds, daughter of Henry and Margaret Reynolds, will be the Greens candidate to take on independent Andrew Wilkie in the federal seat of Denison.

Sell-off of two NSW ports move forward

The $2 billion plan to privatise two NSW ports will go ahead, Treasure Mike Baird says.

Abbott maintains US has defence concerns

Opposition leader Tony Abbott won't talk about specifics but maintains US officials are concerned about Australia's lower defence spending.

NSW to provide $35 million for NDIS

The NSW government says it will contribute $35 million towards a trial of a National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Caltex closure out of my hands: O'Farrell

The move to close the Caltex oil refinery in Sydney was two years in the making, NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell says.

Vic, NSW cave on NDIS trial benchmark

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has welcomed fresh bids by NSW and Victoria to host National Disability Insurance Scheme trial sites.

Tony Burke denies leadership coup plans

Labor minister backs Prime Minister Julia Gillard and scuttles ongoing speculation their colleagues are moving to re-install Kevin Rudd.

Queensland Rail bonuses frozen

Queensland Rail bonuses will only be paid where they are required under contracts set up by Labor, the transport minister says.

UN to decide on arms trade treaty

Australia will lead the final diplomatic push at the UN for a treaty to restrict sales of guns and weapons around the world.

Coalition to target senior Labor MPs

The coalition is aiming to cripple the Labor Party at the next federal election by running well-resourced candidates against potential Labor leaders.