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Thursday, 21st February 2019

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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.

Palmer Still Undecided On Federal Seats

Clive Palmer still hasn't decided which federal seat he will choose to seek Liberal National Party (LNP) preselection.

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.