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Tuesday, 22nd May 2018

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PM slams Abbott over defence cut speech

Prime Minister Julia Gillard says Tony Abbott has reached a "new low" in criticising Australia's defence cuts to an American audience.

Abbott says US is 'family'

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has spelled out his view on the US-Australia relationship in a major speech in Washington.

PM trusts families on carbon compo spend

Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she trusts families not to blow the latest round of tax cuts and family payments on poker machines.

Abbott full of praise for Rudd

Opposition leader Tony Abbott says Kevin Rudd has been doing a good job in the US this week while Labor MPs deny new leadership speculation in Australia.

Abbott's Rudd praise is mischief: Bradbury

Kevin Rudd was a good prime minister but Tony Abbott is only making mischief by praising him, Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury says.

Another asylum seeker boat intercepted

A Customs vessel has intercepted an asylum seeker boat carrying about 65 people off Christmas Island.

Gillard naive on Ford subsidy: opposition

Ford workers are "gutted" by the news that 440 jobs will go, as the argument over government support for the car industry continues.

Union ramps up fight against Qld job cuts

The union representing public servants says it will spend $1.4 million on an advertising campaign against Queensland government cuts to jobs and services.

Gillard concerned about Ford job cuts

Prime Minster Julia Gillard says job losses at Ford could have run into thousands if the government hadn't struck an earlier deal with the car industry.

Vic premier says ALP will hold Melbourne

Victoria's Liberal premier expects Labor to hold the state seat of Melbourne in the by-election on Saturday.

More Chinese, fewer Europeans visit Aust

Australia needs to prepare for a growing number of Chinese tourists, with visits up 17 per cent, Tourism Minister Martin Ferguson says.

Bowen lauds asylum expert panel meeting

Immigration Minister Chris Bowen says a meeting of MPs and the expert panel on asylum seekers was constructive.

Disappointed voters bite back: pollster

Newspoll chief Martin O'Shannessy says disappointing voters is "poisonous" for politicians seeking to win government.

Aust obsessed with small class sizes: Pyne

More should be invested in attracting talented people to the teaching profession, the coalition's education spokesman Christopher Pyne says.

No extra money for car industry: Combet

Industry Minister Greg Combet says the government will not be providing any additional funding for the car industry.

Origin buckles to electricity bill outrage

Origin Energy will charge market contract customers in line with the Queensland government's tariff 11 freeze.

Covergirl says 13 is not too young

Australian model Samantha Harris says 13 is not too young to start a modelling career, following a recent outcry over Dolly's competition winner.

Doth The Lady Protest Too Much?

Gillard's well-documented attempts to shut down the Wilson story could be described as emotional, hysterical and frantic.

More than 350 NSW environment jobs cut

The NSW government has announced that hundreds of jobs will go from the Office of Environment and Heritage, sparking fears for the state's national parks.