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About seven per cent of working Australians are finding jobs through the 'gig economy', signing up to more than 100 digital platforms to make a living.

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The Australian Government may not be pursuing changes to the Australian citizenship law - that would make permanent residents wait longer and require evidence of their English proficiency before they can apply.

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Owners and tenants of units in a cracked Sydney apartment complex will meet with experts and government officials a week after being ejected from their homes.

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The Victorian branch of the construction union is standing firm behind leader John Setka, passing a series of resolutions which ramp up the battle with Labor.

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Flu cases and deaths in Victoria continue to climb as winter sets in, prompting the health minister to urge people to get vaccinated and stay home if sick.

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The key parts of the SA budget revealed so far by the state government

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South Australian Premier Steven Marshall says the state budget will be "tough but fair", and focused on keeping the state's economy going.

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The management committee of the Victorian branch of the CFMMEU has laid down how it plans to approach a move to ban John Setka from the ALP.

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Independent research is needed on possible health risks caused by 5G technology, writes Paul Budde. read now...

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The NSW education budget will reach $18.5 billion in 2019/20, an increase of $1.2 billion on the previous year.

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Encrypted chat service WhatsApp says it is cooperating with authorities as the search for missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez continues in Byron Bay.

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Six NSW senators have officially been declared from the May 18 election, with five new faces set to join the upper house when parliament returns.

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Suicide prevention and stigma surrounding mental illness will be the two key themes of the first hearings for Victoria's mental health royal commission.

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Labor says it's extraordinary the Home Affairs department is about to renew a multi-million dollar contract controversially awarded to a small firm.

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Victorian government MP Philip Dalidakis has resigned from parliament, effective immediately, and will join Australia Post at its Melbourne headquarters.

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The Morrison government is yet to convince key crossbenchers or Labor that they should back their tax plan when it comes before parliament within weeks.

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A new national plan aims to improve the lives of people living with ongoing pain, through more Medicare-funded services and better informed doctors.

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Victoria's 79 councils will face tougher standards of behaviour and political donations if the state government gets its way.

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and NBN Co are concerned about a growing number of scammers.

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Labor has set up a task force of federal MPs to promote trade between northern Australian businesses and neighbouring countries.

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The Jacksonville saga continues as Kathy Jackson's trial for 70 fraud-related charges is postponed yet again, Peter Wicks reports. read now...

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The friends of Shania McNeill, who died after crashing her car into another motorist while being filmed on social media, have apologised.

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A couple of Victorian crossbenchers want to explore lifting the state's bans around uranium and nuclear power in an effort to tackle climate change.

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The Productivity Commission has found the system of government funding an uncapped number of university places had mixed success.

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Tax cuts and the central bank's rate cut are expected to give retailers much needed relief, after their turnover fell by 0.1 per cent in the March quarter.

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An anonymous bidder has paid more than $A8 million for a Yankees jersey that belonged to America's baseball legend Babe Ruth - a record for sports memorabilia.

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Labor says it is not convinced that the medevac bill should be scrapped or changed as Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton reveals just over 30 refugees have come to Australia under the new law.

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For a full wrap of national news with an international focus, tune into SBS World News.

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A woman who has been given 12 months to live wants to be one of the first Victorians to access the voluntary euthanasia laws.

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Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says the government's spy agencies need better capacity to deal with cyber attacks on domestic networks.

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The NSW premier says the government is "getting to the bottom of what happened" at a Sydney apartment complex that has been evacuated due to ongoing cracking.

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The Victorian Liberals focused too much on crime, need to focus less on rusted on voters and accept Daniel Andrews was a political machine, they've been told.

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The South Australian government will allocate some planning funds for Adelaide's north-south road corridor in Tuesday's state budget.

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Scott Morrison has effectively employed a suburban dad persona to conceal his neoliberal, divisive political vision, writes Davey Heller. read now...

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BHP has applied to expand the Olympic Dam mine in SA, but with the recent failure of tailings dams, caution must be taken. read now...

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Socialism in Australia can be traced back through an interesting history of overseas cultures, writes Matty Clarke. read now...

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Our Defence Department is not equipped to deal with external threats or domestic civil unrest as temperatures rise and resources become scarce. read now...

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The Morrison Government clearly has no plans to deal with the chaos in our visa system, writes former Immigration Department deputy secretary Abul Rizvi. read now...

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"Everybody would harass me," said a young woman in the small city of Zahedan, Baluchistan, a small province in the south-east of Iran. The borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan not far away.   read now...

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Much has been said about Scott Morrison’s recent election victory but less has been said about how similar it was to the victories of Donald Trump and the Brexit movement. read now...

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Gun lobbying groups are influencing Australia's political parties with untraceable dark money donations, writes David Paull. read now...

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Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton discusses his new book, 'Peter Dutton's History of Australia'. read now...

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Jeff McMullen's powerful 'Mabo Address' in Sydney, is reproduced here in full in the hope that Koiki and Bonita's "seasons of hope" will continue. read now...

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In his latest book, author Terry Kinloch crafts a rich yet balanced portrayal of General Godley, writes Paul Bains. read now...

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Noely Neate looks at some of the potential repercussions of Folau's Law, with tongue planted firmly in cheek. read now...

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Australian politics needs a new direction with more independents voted in and a move away from tribal attitudes. read now...

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Saving the planet can seem like a hopeless endeavour, but it's more important now than ever before to find the resolve to keep fighting. read now...

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There are certain logical steps we could take to fix Australia's flawed voting system, writes Adam Jacoby. read now...

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The Australian Parliament has again been determined by a system of preferential voting that is undemocratic and unrepresentative. read now...

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The European Parliament elections saw disappointment for all those looking for drama, though voter turnout got a lift. read now...

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If we don’t take immediate action on climate, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon. read now...

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The plethora of racist, white supremacist and Islamophobic parties and candidates rolling up for the May 2019 Federal Election, all directing their preferences to the Liberal-National Coalition, suggested a yearning amongst very vocal fringe elements for the past certainties of Australian society. read now...

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Michael Galvin asks if the 2019 Election might have had a different result had Labor focused more effort on winning Tasmania. read now...

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Scott Morrison's targeted, small-scale campaign resonated better with voters than Labor's broader vision for Australia, writes Dr Binoy Kampmark. read now...

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Despite their loss at the recent election, the Labor party can regroup and become the beacon of hope Australia needs. read now...

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We were told time and time again throughout the recent Federal Election campaign that this was the "climate change election". read now...

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A possible solution to climate change inaction is to place the responsibility at arm’s length from politicians by introducing a "Council for the Future". read now...

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Executive editor Michelle Pini and managing editor Dave Donovan try to make sense of the 2019 Federal Election shock result. read now...

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The lack of regulation around drones has caused the death of countless and precious birds, writes Dr Peter Fisher. read now...

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In this week's column, John Wren predicts some results from today's election while welcoming a change of Government. read now...

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ScoMo explains why he should be elected Australia's PM on 18 May, in this exclusive interview with IA. read now...

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Election Saturday will signal the beginning of a new era in Australian politics — and political reporting. read now...

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Keep up with all the Federal Election action as Australia votes and the results come in during the night on IA's regularly updated LIVE BLOG.​ read now...

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Both party leaders held rallies in Melbourne to kick off the last week of their campaigns, making the choices look very clear. read now...

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