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Brisbane, QLD, Australia

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Past articles by Emma:

Anti-jail campaigner Debbie Kilroy's push to stop women being imprisoned for unpaid fines

So far this year, 167 people in Western Australia have served time behind bars for unpaid fines. Drug trafficker-turned-lawyer Debbie Kilroy has started a campaign to change the law and keep disadvantaged women out of jail. → Read More

Journalists' union labels Tony Abbott's defence of metadata protections 'ludicrous'

A journalists' union slams Tony Abbott's defence of metadata protections as ludicrous after the Prime Minister compares the current debate to his experiences working in the media more than three decades ago. → Read More

Crossbench still against higher education bills despite backdown

A Federal Government move to sideline a $1.9 billion budget cut to higher education courses and push ahead with fee deregulation fails to sway the Senate crossbench. → Read More

Clive Palmer hits back at Glenn Lazarus's 'bullying' claims

Palmer United Party founder Clive Palmer hits back at Glenn Lazarus's bullying claims, claiming he 'reprimanded' the Queensland senator for his conduct. → Read More

Clive Palmer accuses deserter Glenn Lazarus of 'dummy spit'

Palmer United Party founder Clive Palmer accuses Glenn Lazarus of spitting the dummy after the Queensland senator announces his resignation from the party. → Read More

Abbott's lifestyle comments 'hopeless' and 'disrespectful'

Tony Abbott's key Indigenous advisers slam his description of living in remote communities as a lifestyle choice, saying the statement is hopeless, disrespectful and simplistic. → Read More

Only $100m of $900m budget backdown to flow to car industry

Sources reveal the Government plans to save $800 million of a $900 million budget backdown in the car industry, rather than putting the money back into the sector. → Read More

Population projected to near 40 million by 2055 in 'ageing boom'

A Federal Government glimpse into the future shows a growing and ageing population of 40 million Australians, facing ballooning budget deficits and increased pressure on health services, aged care and the environment. → Read More

Abbott ups Defence Force pay offer to 2pc

Defence personnel are offered a higher pay increase as the Abbott Government continues to try to cast aside unpopular policies. → Read More

Abbott denies troop expansion amounts to 'mission creep'

Prime Minister Tony Abbott rejects suggestions that sending another 300 troops to Iraq amounts to mission creep and does not rule out future increases in Australia's contribution to the fight against Islamic State. → Read More

70c stamps could cost $1 under Government plan for Australia Post

The price of a standard postage stamp could rise from 70 cents to $1 and mail will take longer to arrive, under a plan announced by the Government today. → Read More

Brandis censured by Senate after criticism of Gillian Triggs

The Senate passes a motion declaring George Brandis unfit to hold the office of Attorney-General over the Government's criticism of Gillian Triggs, following the release of her damning report into children in detention. → Read More

Brandis censured by Senate after criticism of Gillian Triggs

The Senate passes a motion declaring George Brandis unfit to hold the office of Attorney-General over the Government's criticism of Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs. → Read More

Multinational company tax crackdown would not reduce investment: Labor

Federal Labor dismisses concerns a tax crackdown on multinational companies would reduce foreign investment in Australia saying its proposed measures to reduce tax avoidance would reap $2 billion over four years. → Read More

International affairs role raised in discussion with Triggs: Bishop

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop reveals a role related to international affairs was raised in a discussion with Gillian Triggs in which she was told the Attorney-General no longer had confidence in her as president of the Human Rights Commission. → Read More

Morrison flags 'incremental' introduction of 'necessary' welfare changes

Social Services Minister Scott Morrison says wholesale changes to the welfare system are necessary but he has signalled they will be introduced slowly and in stages. → Read More

PM signals moves to revoke foreign fighters' citizenship

Tony Abbott says the Federal Government will push for tougher citizenship and immigration laws, and clamp down on groups inciting religious or racial hatred. → Read More

The Government's families package: What's at stake?

The Abbott Government signals the centrepiece of its next budget will be a families package with a focus on child care. Read our explainer of what you should know. → Read More

Childcare report recommends single means-tested subsidy

Scott Morrison says a redesigned child care system may broaden subsidised services to include nannies. → Read More

Abbott denies threatening Indonesia over Bali Nine clemency

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says his statement yesterday linking Australia's tsunami relief contribution with calls for clemency for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, was a reminder to Indonesia and not a threat. → Read More