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LNP Senator scorns party over super

Conservative Liberal Party Senator Eric Abetz has lashed out at his party for its handling of superannuation in the lead up to Election 2016, saying the Coalition got a “kick up the pants” for not heeding public opinion about super.

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Finally a result… of sorts

A week later than perhaps the Prime Minister would have liked, the Coalition Government has claimed victory, albeit after Bill Shorten first admitted defeat.

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The future of super in doubt – again

All the pre-election debate on superannuation reform may be for nought and the close Election 2016 result could, in part, be indicative of voter dismay at the major parties’ super proposals.

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Another blow for Brexit?

After successfully engineering the removal of Britain from the European Union, leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Nigel Farage, has decided to quit and ‘get his life back’.

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New Government? Not yet!

After eight long weeks of election campaigning, we must wait another few days at least to find out who will lead the country for the next three years (or until that party has a leadership spill).

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Senate voting rules: how to vote

Australians will head to the polls tomorrow for Election 2016 – at last! We’ve all voted numerous times before but, as many of you may be aware, Senate voting rules have changed, so here’s how to make your vote count.

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Is ageing our biggest threat?

We’re so used to hearing that an ageing population is the biggest threat facing our economy, but as Sociologist Katharine Betts reveals, the figures don’t quite support this claim.

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Coalition crackdown on welfare fraud

Treasurer Scott Morrison has revealed a revised budget bottom line $1.1 billion better off over four years than initially predicted due to an additional crackdown on welfare recipients.

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Election 2016: emoji style

It’s probably safe to say that we’re all looking forward to seeing the back of Election 2016 and, as of 2 July, that wish will be granted. Here’s a fun look at the campaign ‘emoji-style’.

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What will your vote cost you?

RateCity.com.au has developed a first-of-its-kind financial calculator that helps voters understand how some of the key election issues may hit their hip pocket.

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Fight for New England turns nasty

The outcome of the battle for NSW’s New England electorate may be too close to call, but Independent candidate Tony Windsor must be questioning his return to politics.

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Same-sex marriage a ‘certainty’

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is confident that MPs will vote in favour of same-sex marriage but the Opposition says the PM’s proposed plebiscite is a pointless “taxpayer-funded platform for homophobia”.

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