Tougher English language exams for Australian citizenship will be debated by Senate

The changes to the citizenship tests aren’t wholesale, but they have raised the bar for an English speaking skills-set.

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Govt in turmoil over Barnaby Joyce NZ citizenship, Bishop accuses Labor of collusion with Kiwis

Labor denies collusion with NZ colleagues to destabilise government over Barnaby Joyce citizenship affair, counter-accusing foreign minister of creating a diplomatic incident with Australia’s closest ally.

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“We love our children”: Penny Wong’s blistering speech on same-sex marriage vote [VIDEO]

WATCH: Lesbian mum Senator Penny Wong blasts government’s proposed plebiscite on same-sex marriage as a “stunt” that will expose kids to hatred, in remarkable speech to parliament.

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“You are worse than I am,” Trump tells Turnbull in leaked phone call

Leaked documents reveal details of President Donald Trump’s testy phone call with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over “a horrible deal, a disgusting deal” to settle refugees.

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Boris Johnson puts on the charm offensive to entice Australia into Britain’s post-Brexit future

OPINION & ANALYSIS: What a funny chap, he is; although, it must be said, his mastery of the Australian vernacular leaves something to be desired.

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Dual-citizenship crisis claims third victim, Labor demands government come clean

Overseas born Australian federal politicians of all stripes are checking their paperwork after government minister forced to step-down over dual-citizenship fiasco.

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Donald Abbott is Tony Abbott’s alter ego

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Tony Abbott’s relentless undermining of Malcolm Turnbull is becoming more than a political embarrassment for his own party, writes TESS LAWRENCE.

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How can Australia’s cities match Europe’s for finding value in their creative vibe?

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Australia is the “lucky country”, so why can’t we have it all – jobs and creativity in all our cities?

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5 reasons why Australia is a good place start a business

THE LUCKY COUNTRY: If you have an innovative start-up idea, or have an existing business you want to bring to Oz, you could very well be in with a good chance of success.

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The G20’s economic leadership deficit at a time when risks are high

OPINION & ANALYSIS: A weakening of the G20 is a weakening of Australia’s international influence. Few countries have a greater incentive to put solutions on the table.

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Australia ‘swamped’ by Asians and Muslims? The data show a different story

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Pauline Hanson claimed Australia was in danger of being “swamped by Asians”. At her re-election to the Senate on 2016, Hanson expanded her claim to also being “swamped by Muslims”. But is this factually correct?

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Australia’s Bunnings to create 1,000 new jobs in Britain as it accelerates expansion

Bunnings halted the planned closure of several Homebase stores a year ago, and is investing 500 million pounds to convert the entire Homebase estate to the Bunnings name and format in three years.

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The world’s tropical zone is expanding, and Australia should be worried

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Researchers have observed that, as climate zones change, animals and plants migrate to keep up. But as biodiversity and ecosystem services are threatened, species that can’t adjust to rapidly changing conditions face extinction.

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A venomous paradox: how deadly are Australia’s snakes, really?

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Snakes strike fear into many people who live in or visit Australia. When we have a higher risk of injury or death from burns, horses, bee stings, drownings and car accidents, why don’t we fear these hazards as we do the sight of a snake?

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