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Tuesday, 19th February 2019

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Opp'n says Fair Work system flawed

Opposition workplace spokesman Eric Abetz says a move to impose a code of conduct at Fair Work Australia shows the entire system is flawed.

Vic rail tunnel funding in doubt

Pork-barrelling could cost Victoria funding for the Melbourne metropolitan rail tunnel, a senior transport bureaucrat has suggested.

'Peepshow' of payroll bungle legal advice

Queensland's health minister says he will only be given a sneak peek at documents that could help the government sue over the payroll debacle.

HSU overseer freezes accounts

The administrator of the Health Services Union's embattled East branch has frozen its accounts and brought in independent financial advisers.

Abbott happy with frontbench line-up

Tony Abbott says he's focused on winning the next election rather than discussing Mal Brough's chances of returning to the frontbench.

PNG logs going to foreign interests

An estimated 5.1 million hectares of Papua New Guinea's customary land has been given to mostly foreign-owned companies under special leases.

PM not fair on states over NDIS: Abbott

A well-managed economy will enable the federal government to pay for the national disability insurance scheme, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says.

NZ inequality growing: report

A new report on inequality in New Zealand shows a widening gap between European and Maori and Pacific Island families.

NZ PM to vote in favour of gay marriage

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says he doesn't have a problem with gay marriage as it doesn't affect his marriage to wife Bronagh.

O'Neill likely to be PNG PM again

It's expected Peter O'Neill will be sworn in as Papua New Guinea's prime minister for the fourth time in a year on Friday.

Poll result improving, says Labor MP

Labor MP Graham Perrett says Labor has a lot of work to do to get voters on side but the latest poll shows it's moving in the right direction.

SA's Ruston keen to work on Murray plan

River issues will be a priority for South Australia's newly chosen senator-elect Anne Ruston.

Brough denies wrongdoing in Slipper case

Mal Brough says he has always told the truth about his involvement in the sexual harassment case against parliamentary Speaker Peter Slipper.

Aboriginal ceremonies overpriced: elder

Melbourne councils are paying up to $850 for a 20-minute welcome-to-country ceremony that should only cost a few hundred dollars, says an elder.

Why I sacked the governor: Bracks

Former Labor premier Steve Bracks axed Victorian governor Sir James Gobbo 12 years ago because he was linked to a Liberal-dominated lunch club.

Many people still fear carbon tax: Abbott

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says a lot of people are still worried about the carbon tax, despite the findings of a new poll.

We won't put any more into NDIS: NSW govt

The NSW government says it won't be contributing any more money towards a trial of the NDIS and is calling on the Commonwealth to accepts its offer.

NDIS Will Be Yet Another Stuff-Up

Abbott wrote to Gillard on three separate occasions asking that he be included in a non-partisan push to get the NDIS underway.

Closing fire stations 'risk to community'

The FBEU says NSW government plans to slash $70 million from Fire and Rescue's budget will close stations and put communities at risk.