David Crowe, The Sydney Morning Herald

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The Sydney Morning Herald

Canberra, ACT, Australia

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Past articles by David:

Labor loses ground in Queensland, holds winning lead nationwide

The next test is the July 15 byelection in the safe Liberal seat of Fadden, where Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is seeking a swing to Labor. → Read More

Consulting firm accused of plan to secretly funnel funds to Stuart Robert

Former federal MP Stuart Robert was allegedly the target of a plan to funnel funds to him in return for his help in winning government contracts, according to explosive claims by a former insider. → Read More

Former federal Labor leader Simon Crean dies aged 74

Simon Crean, a key figure in the union movement and the Australian Labor Party over four decades, was visiting Europe for meetings on trade and business. → Read More

Accenture meeting raises fresh concerns over Stuart Robert links

Former cabinet minister Stuart Robert met consulting firm Accenture to discuss a federal project worth $111 million after his close friend David Milo had been trying to help the firm win lucrative government contracts. → Read More

Hope for Parliament House’s improved culture turns to rubble

Politicians have again proven to Australians that federal parliament is a toxic environment that can bring out the worst in all who work there. → Read More

Record migration revealed: 400,000 to arrive this year

Students make up almost half the intake now border controls have been removed, leading to a one-off net migration surge that will fall to 315,000 next year. → Read More

‘There is need for government intervention’: PM says free market failed on energy

Anthony Albanese has intensified a debate about state power and his willingness to impose tough laws on business. → Read More

Labor drafts $1.5 billion law to challenge Dutton on power bills

Parliament is being recalled to vote on a price cap on gas but Labor is likely to combine its $1.5 billion compensation measure, daring the Coalition to reject the package. → Read More

Finland’s PM warns Putin’s ‘dark agenda’ a threat to Australia

Sanna Marin declared liberal democracies had to increase spending on defence and do “whatever it takes” to ensure Russia lost the war. → Read More

Senior Coalition MP Stuart Robert gave secret advice to lobbyists

Senior Liberal MP Stuart Robert, while in government, secretly gave free advice to a Canberra consulting firm that helped large companies win government contracts and meet Coalition ministers. → Read More

Dutton goes nuclear with budget attack on energy and appeal to women

In a major address to win back voters, Peter Dutton used his budget reply speech to defend the Coalition’s economic record and blast Labor’s budget as a “missed opportunity”. → Read More

Labor talks tough on power bills as unions, industry call for faster action

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says the government is putting its “shoulder to the wheel” on energy prices after the budget forecast a 56 per cent spike in power bills. → Read More

Labor’s first budget is a financial reckoning

Treasurer Jim Chalmers revealed a grim forecast in Labor’s first budget in nine years, warning of soaring prices and slowing economic growth. → Read More

How Penny Wong ended up playing Twister on a minefield with Israel

It was a shambles of diplomacy and messaging, out of character for the sure-footed foreign affairs minister. → Read More

China’s ambassador frustrated by slow progress in repairing Australia relationship

China’s Ambassador to Australia Xiao Qian says: “It seems we’re not moving fast enough, not as fast as China would expect.” → Read More

No government push for stage three tax cuts – ‘yet’

Time is running out to decide the question of keeping stage three tax cuts in the October 25 federal budget. → Read More

Labor’s primary vote has slipped but it continues to hold a significant lead over the Coalition, new polling reveals

The honeymoon is not over for Anthony Albanese’s government but there are some lessons to be learned. → Read More

Two weeks of mourning and a 96-gun salute: How Australia will mark the passing of the Queen

Governor-General David Hurley and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese are expected to fly to London on Thursday to attend her funeral. → Read More

Migration deal in sight at summit

Unions and employers have backed the case to boost migration from 160,000 to 200,000 places a year. → Read More

Macho swagger, heckling and stale questions: a new dawn fails to arrive in Canberra

Any change in the tone of parliament will take time. → Read More