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Wednesday, 22nd August 2018

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Fowl Play

Ford job cuts, carbon tax 'bad timing'

The opposition says job cuts at Ford came at a bad time and promised to repeal the carbon tax, which they say puts more pressure on production in Australia.

Australians frustrated by boat impasse: PM

Angus Houston's expert panel on asylum seekers will guide the nation to action, Prime Minister Julia Gillard says.

Ford Australia cuts 440 jobs

The federal government says it won't be giving the car industry more cash despite Ford announcing hundreds of jobs will go in Victoria.

Most convinced carbon tax will be costly

Many consumers are fretting about the impact of the carbon tax on the household budget, a new survey has found.

Another asylum seeker boat intercepted

A boat carrying 112 suspected asylum seekers and two crew members has been intercepted northwest of Christmas Island.

Sydney discusses alcohol fuelled-violence

About 600 people have packed Sydney's Town Hall to talk about violence in Kings Cross.

Qld public servants set for major strikes

Queensland's public service union has voted to take unprecedented industrial action, with the Department of Child Safety the latest victim of job cuts.

Gillard safe for now, says Rudd's brother

Greg Rudd will stand as an independent Senate candidate for Queensland at the next federal poll which is due by late 2013.

Leaders need to be popular: Fitzgibbon

Gillard government whip Joel Fitzgibbon has again fuelled Labor leadership speculation by pointedly noting that populism matters in politics.

A Bloody Mess

O'Farrell warns public sector workers

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell says Sydney Water workers who take further industrial action could find their jobs outsourced to the private sector.

Indon navy may boost asylum-seeker patrols

Indonesia may boost naval patrols in the Sunda Strait as part of a collaborative effort to stem the flow of asylum seekers to Christmas Island.

Newman releases public service cut figures

The WA government and Prime Minister Julia Gillard have traded blows about how electricity price rises have been explained to consumers.

Coalition 'also to blame' for Greens' rise

The coalition is partly to blame for the Greens' influence on federal politics, the Australian Christian Lobby says.

Election to trial electronic roll checks

The 2013 federal election will trial the electronic checking of voter enrolment, a parliamentary committee has heard.

GILLARD: The story she tried to kill

• Union Corruption
• Fraudulent Accounts
• 'Young and Naive' Law Partner
• Media Threats
• Serious Questions To Answer

Qld public servants declare war on premier

Queensland public servants demanding Premier Campbell Newman stop cutting jobs have rallied in their largest numbers yet.

Boat surge lowers overseas refugee claims

The surge in boat arrivals is hampering the government's efforts to resettle refugees from camps around the world, Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury says.