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Cabinet minister ‘absolutely rejects’ rape allegation: Scott Morrison

Cabinet minister ‘absolutely rejects’ rape allegation: Scott Morrison

The Prime Minister declared it would be wrong to ask a minister to step aside on the basis of media reports about a decades-old rape.

  • by David Crowe

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‘Weak and ineffective’: Government cost-cutting slammed in damning aged care report

‘Weak and ineffective’: Government cost-cutting slammed in damning aged care report

Acknowledging the report’s “shocking” findings, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has committed an extra $452.2 million to address immediate issues in the sector.

  • by Rachel Clun
‘Give her dignity’: Friend speaks out on woman’s 1988 rape claim

‘Give her dignity’: Friend speaks out on woman’s 1988 rape claim

A former Liberal staffer says she got to know the woman who accused a federal cabinet minister of rape and says she wanted to go public with her claims.

  • by David Crowe
House prices surge at fastest rate since 2003

House prices surge at fastest rate since 2003

The nation’s property prices surged at their fastest rate since 2003 in February, led by Sydney and Melbourne where tens of thousands of dollars has been added to the median house value. 

  • by Jennifer Duke
24 years, 18 inquiries: can we face the truth of aged care?
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24 years, 18 inquiries: can we face the truth of aged care?

What is the full extent of the problem in aged care? How does our system compare with those overseas? And what would it take for it to meet Australians’ needs?

  • by Jewel Topsfield
PM cannot hope minister rape claim will simply vanish

PM cannot hope minister rape claim will simply vanish

This a case where the best political play also just happens to be the right thing to do.

  • by Peter Hartcher
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Rape allegation adds to alarm around political culture
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Rape allegation adds to alarm around political culture

The historic rape allegation against a sitting cabinet minister has escalated concerns about entrenched misogyny in our body politic.

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PM should sideline cabinet minister over rape claim, says accuser’s lawyer

PM should sideline cabinet minister over rape claim, says accuser’s lawyer

The woman who accused the cabinet minister told NSW Police early last year she had been raped by the man in January 1988, when she was 16.

  • by David Crowe
Unions and businesses strike deal to get more permanent jobs into retail

Unions and businesses strike deal to get more permanent jobs into retail

Part-time checkout attendants, shelf-stackers and sales assistants would be allowed to work additional hours without overtime in a joint union-employer plan to encourage more permanent jobs.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
The reported demise of the nation’s CBDs greatly exaggerated: research

The reported demise of the nation’s CBDs greatly exaggerated: research

The demise of the CBD is greatly exaggerated, according to PwC, which says a new wave of activity is likely for our most economically important areas.

  • by Shane Wright and Anna Patty
Wages to fall in real terms despite sharp recovery from recession: survey
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Wages to fall in real terms despite sharp recovery from recession: survey

Even before the pandemic recession, wage growth had been stagnant and barely keeping up with inflation.

  • by Shane Wright and Jennifer Duke