Karen Barlow, Canberra Times

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Past articles by Karen:

Sophie Scamps moves to end the 'jobs for mates' culture in politics, public service

Sophie Scamps says the Albanese government needs to do all it can to put back integrity into the... → Read More

Tax changes to superannuation accounts with over $3m announced by Anthony Albanese, Jim Chalmers

Labor wants to raise the concessional tax rate applied to future earnings for super balances above $3 million... → Read More

Gender pay gap narrows but women earn 87c to a man's $1: Katy Gallagher

The gender pay gap narrows, but women still earn around $250 less per week on average than men. → Read More

CMO Paul Kelly says Australia should prepare for a COVID-19 'long tail'

Australia's chief medical officer says the nation has to learn lessons from "this extraordinary time". → Read More

Anthony Albanese dishes out on the Coalition, 'No-alition'

The Albanese government is not feeling the love from the Coalition and the Greens. → Read More

David Pocock seeks $3.6m budget backing for stereotype-breaking online tutoring

The online tutoring initiative RESN has big plans to expand. → Read More

Parliament returns: The things that are going to make or break politics in 2023

We are already at the time in the political cycle where the Prime Minister is fair game for having an ice cream and beer in public. → Read More

States and territories formally sign up for the Voice 'yes' case, and what comes after

It's now a formal, and bipartisan, "Yes" for Australia's First Ministers. → Read More

Senior Australian of the Year Tom Calma urges end to Voice politicking and 'dilly-dallying'

Politicians urged to stop "dilly -allying" on the Voice. → Read More

2002 cabinet documents: What has changed in 20 years in Indigenous affairs?

John Howard rejected a preamble referendum, but later had a change of heart. → Read More

Liberal election review recommends teal MP scrutiny, tactical fightback

The Liberal election review describes teals as a "political party" and they "should be treated as such". → Read More

'Fatally compromised,' Labor to abolish administrative appeals tribunal

Administrative Appeals Tribunal to be abolished and replaced. → Read More

Kerri Hartland appointed new ASIS Director-General

Kerri Hartland takes over from outgoing ASIS Director-General Paul Symon. → Read More

Greens leader Adam Bandt tries again to refer Scott Morrison to the privileges committee

Scott Morrison could yet face further punishment for his secret portfolios. → Read More

Albanese reaffirms concerns about human rights abuses in Iran

The Iranian government has summoned Australia's ambassador to Tehran. → Read More

'Australia stands with Ukraine,' Anthony Albanese blasts 'reckless and dangerous' Russia, declares G20 success

The Prime Minister said Australia needs to engage at forums like the G20 Leaders' Summit. → Read More

Anthony Albanese calls for investigation after missile kills two in Polish village, blasts 'reckless and dangerous' Russia

Anthony Albanese wants a full investigation into the missile strike in eastern Poland. → Read More

Anthony Albanese embarks on 'massive' international reset at G20, to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Joko Widodo

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese confirms a major step in the unthawing of relations. → Read More

Speculation Prime Minister Anthony Albanese could meet with President Xi Jinping, as he addresses B20 business summit in Bali

Speculation is rife the Prime Minister may be about to meet President Xi Jinping. → Read More

Midwinter Ball raises $350k for charity, including Ukraine Crisis Appeal

Canberra's Midwinter Ball raises $350,000 for charity in 2022. → Read More