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Canberra Report: Today's Australia is a more prosperous one

Today's Australia is a prosperous one. The Labor Party and the trade unionists that formed it can take much of the credit.

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OPINION PIECE: Climate change policies a win-win for ag sector

Opinion polls tell us that climate change action is emerging as a key election issue.

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Canberra report: No one wants to build a new station

People still ask me why we can't build a new coal-fired power station. The answer is we can, but no one wants to.

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OPINION PIECE: A floor to fix the flaw

Our dairy farmers are giving up in increasing numbers, and who can blame them? It's not as if they haven't fought hard. They have.

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Canberra report: Plenty of sporting talent in region

It's no secret the Hunter electorate has plenty of sporting talent, and that's exactly what was celebrated in the latest round of the Hunter Local Sporting Champions grants.

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Canberra Report: Let's get on with it, the clock is ticking

So now we know, the Prime Minister plans to hold a federal election in May. That’s if his Government survives that long.

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Canberra Report: Workers' woes a point of frustration

The number of workers not receiving their superannuation payments from employers is on the rise.

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Canberra Report: Worth fighting for - a costly price for peace

One hundred years ago on November 11, when the guns fell silent on the western front, battle-hardened Australian soldiers embraced one another out of a mixture of joy and sorrow.

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Canberra Report: Investment in early childhood

Labor announced last week that, if in government, it will introduce a new two year National Preschool and Kindy Program - the biggest ever investment in early childhood education in Australia.

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Canberra Report: Diversity in the media's ownership is key for a voice

There are few things more fundamental to our democracy than diversity in media ownership. 

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