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Rob Harris is the National Affairs Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based at Parliament House in Canberra

AstraZeneca setback will have dramatic consequences on our daily lives
Opinion

AstraZeneca setback will have dramatic consequences on our daily lives

If you weren’t yet willing to concede Australia’s vaccine rollout was a disaster at lunchtime on Thursday, then by dinner time there was little room for debate.

  • by Rob Harris

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RAAF marks centenary by dropping gendered ‘airman’ term in favour of ‘aviator’

RAAF marks centenary by dropping gendered ‘airman’ term in favour of ‘aviator’

There has been a strong push in Britain, the United States and Australia during the past five years to change the language used in defence forces.

  • by Rob Harris
Pubs want tax on draught beer to be slashed to help keep staff

Pubs want tax on draught beer to be slashed to help keep staff

A reduction in draught beer excise could give the struggling hospitality sector a significant boost at relatively small cost to the budget, the industry says.

  • by Rob Harris
Asian holidays on the cards by winter as Australia looks to open other travel bubbles

Asian holidays on the cards by winter as Australia looks to open other travel bubbles

Immigration authorities are exploring plans to open up to Singapore within months, followed by other nations such as Fiji, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan and South Korea.

  • by Anthony Galloway, Rob Harris and Chris Barrett
Secret documents show department inserted chapter into NDIS review
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Secret documents show department inserted chapter into NDIS review

The independence of a controversial NDIS recommendation is in doubt after drafts appear to reveal the relevant chapter was inserted by the department.

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Online gambling boom sparks call to ban sports betting ads

Online gambling boom sparks call to ban sports betting ads

Betting giants have done well out of Australian punters during COVID-19, gaining billions in value as they benefitted from low taxes in the Northern Territory.

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‘World will move on without us’: Business, economists want to speed up vaccine rollout

‘World will move on without us’: Business, economists want to speed up vaccine rollout

Sydney Airport boss Geoff Culbert is calling for Australia to open US-style mass immunisation centres to speed up its COVID-19 vaccine program or risk being left behind by the rest of the world.

  • by Patrick Hatch, Charlotte Grieve and Rob Harris
Australia wants to work with China to ensure peace in Indo-Pacific, says Dutton

Australia wants to work with China to ensure peace in Indo-Pacific, says Dutton

The Defence Minister says Australia is committed to achieving stability and peace across the region.

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EU’s threatened haloumi restrictions get Australian dairy farmers’ goat

EU’s threatened haloumi restrictions get Australian dairy farmers’ goat

While the EU has not asked for the use of the haloumi name to be protected as part of trade negotiations, Australia’s dairy industry fears it could be added to the list.

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Cheap low-emissions technology key to hitting net zero, Taylor tells world

Cheap low-emissions technology key to hitting net zero, Taylor tells world

In the lead-up to a global climate summit in Glasgow, Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor said it was vital that countries work together to get low-emissions technologies to price parity.

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Make electric cars cheaper: Labor promises tax breaks for EVs, battery storage

Make electric cars cheaper: Labor promises tax breaks for EVs, battery storage

Anthony Albanese is promising to cut the prices of electric cars in Australia if Labor wins the next federal election.

  • by Rob Harris