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Nick Xenophon renews push to crack down on poker machine money laundering - August 19, 2014

Clubs Australia executive director Anthony Ball said by reintroducing the bill Senator Xenophon was “wasting the time and resources of our federal Parliament”. “This bill reveals Nick Xenophon's complete ignorance of laws involving poker machines,” Mr Ball ...

Pressure rises on international permits option

Perth Now - August 18, 2014

According to the newspaper, the Australian Industry Group has been joined by independent Senator Nick Xenophon and the Business Council of Australia in lobbying the government to include international permits as part of the government's Direct Action ...and more »

Like Monty Python's dead parrot: Nick Xenophon declares paid parental leave ...

Sydney Morning Herald - August 15, 2014

Crossbench senator Nick Xenophon has used a famous Monty Python sketch to describe the state of the Abbott government's paid parental leave scheme. In an interview on ABC's Lateline on Thursday night, Senator Xenophon compared the scheme to the ...and more »

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Good morning Singleton: August 22

The Singleton Argus - August 22, 2014

Cleanaway voluntarily pulled its fleet of collection trucks off the road to undertake safety inspections following a fatal accident in South Australia earlier this week. The disruption impacted general waste collection services in the Singleton Local Government ...and more »

Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel Return to South Africa ODI Squad for Tri-Series ... - August 22, 2014

South Africa recall pacers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel to the South African One-Day International squad for the tri-series against hosts Zimbabwe and Australia after the duo sat out of the three-match ODI seres against Zimbabwe that the Proteas clinched ...and more »

Koroit indoor bowls contingent gets Vics rolling

Warrnambool Standard - August 22, 2014

TEAM success, not individual glory, is Brendan Keane's goal at the Australian indoor bowls championships. Brendan Keane (front) is one of five Koroit bowlers who will represent Victoria in the national indoor bowls titles in South Australia, with Jacinta ...

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How The Australian exposed the truth about Clive Palmer

The Australian - August 20, 2014

... questions that revealed the true Clive Palmer. The Australian has been asking those questions for more than 12 months. Here is just some of the work our national chief correspondent Hedley Thomas has done on Palmer's toxic mix of politics and business.and more »

Likely upcoming political gaffes so you can be outraged ahead of time

SBS - August 21, 2014

Australian Politics is caught in a vicious gaffe cycle. Over the last few weeks we've heard that the poor don't drive cars, Chinese people are mongrels, abortions lead to breast cancer and that Australia is open for business. All embarrassingly incorrect. In such ...

Corridors of Power: Hot gossip on Queensland politics, law, business, celebrity ...

Courier Mail - August 21, 2014

Even though he and his deputy Philip Lowe stressed that what Australia's economy needed most was more confidence spurred by political ideas and leadership, questioner after questioner focused on the high dollar and what the RBA was going to do about it ...

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