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Coalition keeps the house

By ALLISON HORE As the final results roll in for last weekend’s federal election, a clear Lower House win has been delivered to the Coalition, despite all polling in the lead up suggesting it would be a Labor win. Across the country, four Labor seats were turned over to the Liberal party, and only one […]

Can Kerryn cure our democracy?

BY MERRILL WITT Wentworth MP Dr Kerryn Phelps has given the electorate some very good reasons for keeping the Independent in the House of Representatives. In the six months since winning the traditionally safe Liberal seat - a remarkable feat that robbed the Morrison Government of its majority - Phelps has shown the advantages of doing […]

Thousands march to #BringThemHere

BY JOAN HENSON Thousands of Sydneysiders joined national rallies on Palm Sunday to demand an end to offshore detention and that the 914 refugees on Nauru and Manus Island be resettled in Australia. Some 5,000 people marched from Belmore Park to Victoria Park in Sydney, while 21,000 people campaigned nationwide. Sydney’s rally celebrated parliament’s passage […]