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Latest news: Albanese Government

ACT politicians call for permanent ceasefire and recognition of Palestine amid Gaza conflict

Political pressure on the Albanese Government is growing as more politicians have demanded a permanent ceasefire and Australian diplomatic recognition of the state of Palestine.

Government urged to act on rental crisis

Everybody’s Home is urging the Albanese government to act on the rental crisis by listening to the people on the frontline who continue to bear an unaffordable housing market. 

Labor strikes deal to pass Murray-Darling changes

The Albanese government has secured the support of the final crossbench senator it needs to get its contentious Murray-Darling Basin laws over the line.

‘Information integrity’: How far would you trust the government?

The Albanese government seems keen to appoint bureaucrats for the job of controlling what Australians can and cannot say in the digital public square that is social media.

Fit the Bill: Now we have a contest

The Fadden by-election is the first real setback the Albanese government has had.

Safeguard scheme could harm efficiency efforts says David Pocock

Key independent senator David Pocock says the government's proposed safeguard mechanism will need changes to ensure its success.

Newspoll shows lift for Labor and Anthony Albanese

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has ­enjoyed a surge in support as preferred prime minister, the latest Newspoll shows.

What’s in the Budget for the ACT?

More funding for light rail and upgrades to the AIS Arena are among budget items for the ACT this week.

First Albanese Budget is a responsible one, government claims

The Albanese Federal Labor government claims that its first Budget since coming to power, revealed on Tuesday evening, is a “responsible” one.

Optus agrees to pay for new passports

Optus has agreed to pay for replacement passports following a massive data breach, the prime minister says.

National paid domestic violence leave moves ahead

The Albanese government has formally told the industrial umpire it will introduce 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave into the National Employment Standards as soon as possible.