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Turnbull misses the solution on boarder protection

m.switzer.com.au — By David Speers It's a political truism that border protection is a winner for the Coalition. Since the Tampa sailed over the horizon back in 2001, carrying its cargo of Afghan asylum seekers, conservative leaders have struck a tough line and been well rewarded by the electorate.

Government's tax reform shamble

m.switzer.com.au — By David Speers What a shambles the government has made of tax reform. It's amazing to think as recently as one month ago the Treasurer was still sounding the alarm on bracket creep. He warned it would "be a drag on growth" if left unchecked.

The freedom to navigate

m.switzer.com.au — By David Speers They may be just thin strips of sand and rock, but the tiny islands in the South China Sea are driving much of the thinking in the latest Defence White Paper and putting both Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten in an increasingly awkward and unsustainable position.

Episode 006: Density, Parking and the future of Philadelphia neighborhoods

phila-state.com — It's not something that jumps to forefront of your mind when you think of Real Estate but the politics and policies of density in Philadelphia are probably the largest factors effecting quality of life and affordability in our ever changing city.

The honeymoon is over

m.switzer.com.au — By David Speers The honeymoon is officially over. The polls may well continue to smile on Malcolm Turnbull for a while, but this week we saw a solid streak of the "old politics" the new Prime Minister was supposed to be leaving behind. He has been damaged as a result.

Malcolm goes nuclear

switzer.com.au — By David Speers Sir Humphrey might have called it a "courageous" suggestion. Determined to show everything is indeed on the table, the Prime Minister this week floated the idea of Australia storing nuclear waste. Not merely waste from the Lucas Heights scientific reactor, or indeed waste from a hypothetical Australian nuclear power industry down the track.

No place for old politics in the new world order

m.switzer.com.au — By David Speers Labor's half-baked and ultimately unsuccessful attack on Malcolm Turnbull's Cayman Island investments this week revealed much about the opposition's inability to land a glove on the Prime Minister a month after he was sworn in. It was also so old politics.

A game-changing week on Syria

switzer.com.au — By David Speers Would Australia have joined air strikes in Syria three weeks ago had we known how much more dangerous this already diabolically complicated warzone was about to become? It's a question the new Prime Minister may well be pondering after Russia entered the fray this week.

Killing season closes in

m.switzer.com.au — By David Speers This was no ordinary party room meeting. At the end of the week, Coalition MPs are still picking over that marathon gay marriage debate and trying to work out what it all means for the competing rivalries for power and influence in the Abbott Government.

A free vote is the only option on gay marriage

m.switzer.com.au — By David Speers The same sex marriage debate has been simmering for a long time, but after Sky News this week revealed a cross-party push to bring on a vote in the spring session of parliament, tensions escalated quickly. Liberal conservatives came out all guns blazing, led by no less than the Government's Senate leader Eric Abetz.
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Apr 28, 2016

Payne: we retain the right to engage in freedom of navigation and flight in the region. That is a core of how we operate #SpeersTonight

Apr 28, 2016

Marise Payne: I'm not going to talk about finer nature of Defence recommendation to NSC #SpeersTonight

Apr 28, 2016

Defence Minister: there is potentially a premium (to build all 12 subs here)...I don't think can determine at this stage #SpeersTonight

Apr 26, 2016

Peter Dutton tells SKy News: the people in detention at Manus Island will not be coming to AustPeter Dutton tells SKy News: the people in detention at Manus Island will not be coming to Aust

Apr 26, 2016

Also on #pmagenda we'll talk to DCNS...will all 12 subs be built "from start to finish" in South Aust?

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