Emmanuel Macron in Australia: the relationship with France is more important than ever

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Brexit is putting greater onus on Australia’s European ties, which will no longer be viewed through London’s prism. This may turn out to be a benefit to Australia of Britain’s Brexit debacle.

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Abbott suggests sacking bank regulators as ASIC feels the heat

Speaking to reporters in Berlin, Malcolm Turnbull defended refusing for so long to set up a royal commission, although he said commentators were correct in saying that “politically we would have been better off setting one up earlier”.

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After 30 Newspoll losses, Malcolm Turnbull is down, but certainly not out

OPINION & ANALYSIS: If Malcolm Turnbull is to draw any comfort from a self-inflicted wound, he might consider the history of leaders who have endured bad polling and prevailed.

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China, North Korea and trade the key talking points when Turnbull meets Trump

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Malcolm Turnbull will be relieved to have some time away from the Barnaby Joyce affair while he is in Washington.

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Barnaby Joyce fires broadside at Malcolm Turnbull, as Coalition crisis deepens

The plunge in relations between the two leaders following the revelation of Joyce’s affair with a former staffer is now threatening Coalition unity, with uncertainty about how the situation will play out.

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Brandis off to London, as Turnbull prepares his reshuffle

Senator George Brandis set to become Australia’s new high commissioner to the United Kingdom following a ministerial reshuffle by Malcolm Turnbull.

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Queensland election result, while decided on state issues, adds to Turnbull’s burdens

The Queensland state election result makes the byelection in Bennelong on December 16 even more important.

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Turnbull proposes all MPs make declarations on citizenship as doubts raised about another Liberal

Malcolm Turnbull stressed this would not be an audit – for which there have been widespread calls. Meanwhile, Liberal backbencher John Alexander “believes” his father renounced British citizenship.

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Shorten urges MPs all disclose citizenship to parliament

Bill Shorten says Labor would support a ‘universal disclosure to the parliament’ on citizenship, as crisis continues to unfold.

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Turnbull’s ratings fall in another bad Newspoll

Malcolm Turnbull’s government is now more than two-thirds of the way to the 30 losing Newspolls which Turnbull used in challenging Tony Abbott for leadership.

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First Nauru and Manus Island refugees to leave for the United States

The Australian government is providing minimal detail of those who have so far passed the Americans’ “extreme vetting” and been approved to go, saying it is up to the US to do that.

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North Korea: who is the historical threat?

OPINION & ANALYSIS: For many people, the only reference point for what war with North Korea looks like is the ever-popular 70s television series M*A*S*H.

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High Court gives go-ahead for marriage equality ballot

Immediately after the decision, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told parliament he encouraged every Australian to have their say in the ballot, repeated that he and his wife Lucy would be voting yes, and turned on Bill Shorten.

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North Korea tells Australia it is acting suicidally by joining war games

The North Korean statement from a spokesman for the ministry of foreign affairs, reported by the state news agency KCNA, described Malcolm Turnbull’s remarks about ANZUS as “reckless”.

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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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