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Outspoken Nationals MP George Christensen to quit politics

Outspoken Nationals MP George Christensen to quit politics

George Christensen will end his controversial political career at the next election, warning of the “broken” state of politics and signalling he won’t go quietly.

  • by Rob Harris

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No Pfizer for over-50s as Victoria braces for subcontinent virus threat

No Pfizer for over-50s as Victoria braces for subcontinent virus threat

Australians over 50 will not be able to get a Pfizer vaccine until the end of the year while national cabinet has also agreed on travel restrictions for people arriving from India.

  • by Rachel Clun, Chip Le Grand and Jackson Graham
National cabinet tweaks vaccine rollout, restricts arrivals from India

National cabinet tweaks vaccine rollout, restricts arrivals from India

All states and territories have agreed to bring forward the vaccination start date for Australians aged over 50.

  • by Rachel Clun and Rachael Dexter
New Zealand and Australia seek to calm tensions over Five Eyes

New Zealand and Australia seek to calm tensions over Five Eyes

Foreign Minister Marise Payne and her New Zealand counterpart Nanaia Mahuta have sought to ease tensions between the two countries over the future role of the Five Eyes spy network.

  • by Anthony Galloway
‘Firmly and forcefully’: China threatens Australia over Belt and Road decision

‘Firmly and forcefully’: China threatens Australia over Belt and Road decision

China has warned Australia to reverse a decision to rip up Victoria’s Belt and Road Initiative deal, but the federal government is ready to wear any retaliation from the Asian nation.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw and Anthony Galloway
‘The Australian voting public is inexplicably forgiving’: readers respond to new political survey

‘The Australian voting public is inexplicably forgiving’: readers respond to new political survey

Many readers were taken aback by the survey results which showed Scott Morrison as preferred prime minister. However, others believed the numbers “were right on the money”.

  • by Orietta Guerrera
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Judge blasts CFMMEU for ‘inexcusable and unacceptable’ conduct

Judge blasts CFMMEU for ‘inexcusable and unacceptable’ conduct

The construction union, which has been penalised by courts more than 170 times, and three of its top NSW officials were fined more than $1 million for picketing a crane company.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
Tax cuts to flow as long term unemployed queue hits 26-year high

Tax cuts to flow as long term unemployed queue hits 26-year high

One-off tax relief for low and middle-income earners is on the cards but there are worrying signs about the jobs market with almost 250,000 long term unemployed.

  • by Shane Wright
‘She’s a very decent person’: Frydenberg says he would hire former Australia Post boss

‘She’s a very decent person’: Frydenberg says he would hire former Australia Post boss

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says he would hire ousted Australia Post chief executive Christine Holgate if he was the boss of a private company, describing her as a good and very decent person.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
University of Sydney reports $2.2m loss in ‘remarkable’ rebound

University of Sydney reports $2.2m loss in ‘remarkable’ rebound

The result, fuelled by strong international student enrolments, is far better than the $470 million shortfall the university had predicted at the height of the pandemic.

  • by Lisa Visentin
Cartoons of the week
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Cartoons of the week

The best Herald artworks of the week from across the board.