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Curtin, ACT, Australia

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Past articles by Louise:

Joyce accuses Turnbull of 'wrecking and sniping' over Dutton comments

Malcolm Turnbull urges his former colleagues to refer Peter Dutton to the High Court, prompting an accusation from Barnaby Joyce that the ex-prime minister seems to have an active campaign to remove the Coalition from Government. → Read More

There are 22 women among 107 federal Liberals, but the party's not sure about quotas

Federal Liberals are still debating how to boost the number of women in their ranks, with some calling for quotas but others insisting it must be on merit. → Read More

Why are you Prime Minister? Labor asks Morrison

The Opposition makes questions about Scott Morrison's legitimacy as Prime Minister the centrepiece of its Question Time attack. → Read More

After days of hesitation, Tony Abbott looks set to accept Indigenous Affairs job

Former prime minister Tony Abbott conditionally agrees to become an envoy for Indigenous Affairs despite having reservations about how the job would work. → Read More

Helping Australian MH17 victims 'the most emotional moment of my life', Bishop says

Outgoing Foreign Minister Julie Bishop describes the impact of the shooting down of MH17 on the past four years of her personal and ministerial life, amid speculation she could be Australia's next governor-general. → Read More

Scott Morrison announces new ministry

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces his new ministry with former Defence Minister Marise Payne replacing Julie Bishop who earlier today announced she would quit as Foreign Affairs Minister. → Read More

Morrison victorious over Dutton after torrid week for Liberals

After a week of bitter infighting, Scott Morrison emerges as the new leader of the Liberal Party after winning a contest against Peter Dutton, who led the charge for change at the top. → Read More

Liberal leadership declared vacant, Peter Dutton nominates

Malcolm Turnbull has declared the Liberal leadership is vacant. → Read More

Turnbull secures partyroom approval for NEG but Coalition MPs might cross the floor

Tony Abbott, George Christensen, Eric Abetz and several other Government MPs indicate they may cross the floor to vote against the National Energy Guarantee despite the majority of the Coalition party room endorsing it. → Read More

Turnbull defends surprise $444 million Government donation to tiny reef body

The PM says a donation of nearly half-a-billion dollars to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, which has links to big resources companies, has been done transparently, despite the body itself not asking for the money. → Read More

Super Saturday losses could prompt rethink on big-business tax cuts

By-election losses have put the spotlight on the Government's company tax cuts as the Coalition considers what went wrong. In Queensland, Longman candidate Trevor Ruthenberg (pictured) saw his primary vote fail to reach 30 per cent. → Read More

Final by-election showdown as Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull focus on Braddon

The Prime Minister and Labor leader will both descend on Tasmania's north-west for last ditch by-election campaigning. → Read More

Government signals more privacy protections for My Health Record scheme

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull steps in to try to stop the exodus from the My Health Record scheme by promising to address privacy concerns. → Read More

Human Rights Commissioner tells Government to fix My Health Record problems

The Human Rights Commission calls for changes to the My Health Record system to restore people's confidence their private information will not be hacked or misused. → Read More

Joyce and Campion didn't break travel expenses rules while they were working together

The only anomaly mentioned in an independent audit is one trip where the former deputy PM's media adviser stayed an extra night in Sydney to recover from an illness. → Read More

Big cuts to power bills possible if customers can compare more easily, ACCC says

The ACCC says bringing down power bills by hundreds of dollars a year is possible with more competition. → Read More

Tony Abbott says Australia should withdraw from the climate deal he signed up to

Former prime minister Tony Abbott says Australia should withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement — which he signed up to as PM three years ago — because we know more, we can do differently. → Read More

Bill Shorten's Labor colleagues want him to 'walk back' on company tax cuts

Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten will be asked at shadow cabinet today to reverse his decision on company tax cuts for businesses with a turnover between $10 million and $50 million, the ABC understands. → Read More

Bill Shorten's admission Labor would repeal tax cuts for small businesses leaves colleagues hanging

Mr Shorten's shock one-word admission that a Labor government would repeal tax cuts for small businesses came without the usual sweeteners that offset such news, and was certainly not evidence of any carefully crafted campaign to help Labor during a month of by-elections, writes Louise Yaxley. → Read More

Turnbull declares 'political war' now waging over rival tax plans

Malcolm Turnbull seizes on Bill Shorten's move to put company taxes back up if Labor wins government, declaring a political war is now waging over tax policy. → Read More