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Sunday, 19th August 2018

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Slipper taxi voucher case referred to DPP

Federal police have finalised their investigation into allegations Speaker Peter Slipper misused taxi vouchers and have sent material to prosecutors.

Plumbers, defence workers in ATO's sights

The Australian Taxation Office has revealed it will target occupations with high work-related expense claims in the coming year.

Falling ore price could hit MRRT: Swan

Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan says the price of iron ore could have a bearing on the money generated through the MRRT.

Katter not right on Newman pledge: union

The head of Queensland's public sector union says Premier Campbell Newman didn't promise him before the election there would be no public service job cuts.


So union bosses are meeting to decide if and when Kevin Rudd will be reinstated as PM.

Union movement split over Gillard support

Union powerbrokers have contradicted each other over revisiting a Gillard-Rudd leadership showdown.

Greg Rudd 'fair and reasonable': Pyne

Opposition frontbencher Christopher Pyne says former PM Kevin Rudd's brother, Queensland senate hopeful Greg, is unlikely to side with Labor.

Greens demand 11,000 asylum seeker visas

Greens Immigration spokeswoman, Sarah Hanson-Young has released the minor party's submission to Angus Houston's expert panel on asylum seekers. The panel has been appointed by Julia Gillard to seek a solution to the political impasse over border protection.

Customs intercepts asylum seeker boat

Authorities have stopped a boat carrying a suspected 55 asylum seekers off Western Australia.

ACCC examines fuel shopper docket schemes

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chief Rod Sims says supermarket fuel discount dockets could be undermining competition.

Indon soldiers caught with asylum seekers

Five members of the Indonesian military are being accused of escorting a group of asylum seekers to board a boat to Australia.

Bookies tip Treasurer Swan to lose seat

Treasurer Wayne Swan is being tipped to lose his Brisbane seat of Lilley in the 2013 federal election.

Aust economic growth longest of any nation

An economist says Australia has enjoyed 21 years without a recession - the longest period of economic growth for any nation at any time.

Kathy Jackson appeals HSU administration

Kathy Jackson is appealing the orders to put the HSU into administration that were set down by Justice Geoffrey Flick in the Federal Court last month.

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.