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Morrison tax plan in crossbenchers’ hands

The Morrison government is closer to finding out whether it has convinced minor party Centre Alliance to back its full $158 billion tax plan. The government needs the votes of four of the six Senate crossbenchers to get its three-stage package through the upper house when parliament returns next week. …

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Risk to Vic doctors discussing euthanasia

Just a week after Victoria’s controversial euthanasia laws came into force, doctors are being warned they could be breaking federal laws if they use the phone or the internet to discuss the scheme with patients. Certified doctors are being told to have all discussions with patients face to face because …

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Folau fundraiser tops $2 million

A campaign to raise funds to support ex-Wallaby Israel Folau’s legal stoush with Rugby Australia could soon be suspended after donations topped $2 million. The Australian Christian Lobby, which set up the fundraiser on its website, said the flow of donations since it was opened on Tuesday had been overwhelming. …

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Dutton not harbouring leadership hopes

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says he is not holding out hope of one day becoming the leader of the Liberal Party. Instead, he believes the coalition will spend at least another six years in office under the guidance of Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Mr Dutton tried to take the …

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Primewest lures Furgo out of CBD and into West Perth

A major blue-chip tenant has moved from the city to West Perth, in a positive sign for the rental market in the struggling inner suburb. National property fund manager Primewest lured major international engineering firm Fugro to its building at 1060 Hay Street, West Perth. The deal for more than …

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Broome a target for Singapore traveller market

The holiday hotspot of Broome would be the ideal Australian destination to compete with international favourites such as Hong Kong and Bali in the Singaporean market, according to leading travel agents. After the success of the second series of trial flights between the Kimberley town and Lion City, holiday companies …

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