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Trump v Clinton: What will the outcome mean for Australia?

m.switzer.com.au — By David Speers We now know what Americans thought of the great Hillary Clinton - Donald Trump Presidential debate this week. Every one of the "scientific" polls conducted in the days since (as opposed to the "self-select" polls rushed out on the night) shows a convincing win for the Democrat.

Malcolm Turnbull: The pragmatic PM

m.switzer.com.au — By David Speers Malcolm Turnbull had a good week. No doubt about it. One of his best in ages. He did it by showing a streak of pragmatism we haven't seen much of since John Howard's day. Yes, this involved giving the Right of his party what they wanted on gay marriage and superannuation.

Malcolm plays the peacemaker

m.switzer.com.au — By David Speers If the aim of this week's summit season was to move the region closer to a peaceful and prosperous future, our leaders have failed. The G20, ASEAN and East Asia Summits did virtually nothing to dial down the temperature over the South China Sea.

Parli-shambles a bad look for Turnbull government

m.switzer.com.au — By David Speers Scott Morrison was puffed up with confidence when he boomed across the dispatch box to Bill Shorten on Wednesday. "I have got news for you: when the whistle has blown and you are on the wrong side of the scoreboard or you are on the wrong side of this House, you lost the election, buddy."

Parli-shambles a bad look for Turnbull

m.switzer.com.au — By David Speers Scott Morrison was puffed up with confidence when he boomed across the dispatch box to Bill Shorten on Wednesday. "I have got news for you: when the whistle has blown and you are on the wrong side of the scoreboard or you are on the wrong side of this House, you lost the election, buddy."

It's time for the PM to step up

m.switzer.com.au — It's eight weeks now since the election and it's frankly astounding how little the Government has done to prepare for the resumption of parliament next week. Malcolm Turnbull badly needs some victories to prove he's in control of this "stable majority Government". At the moment, there's barely one victory in sight.

Our unheralded gold medal winner is our economy!

m.switzer.com.au — By Peter Switzer Following the Olympics is an inspirational experience and watching our modern pentathlon winner, Chloe Esposito, on Saturday morning was a classic case in point. However, I have to admit how so many Australians have ignored the unheralded great performer called the Australian economy!

Can Malcolm turn his Midas touch back on?

m.switzer.com.au — By David Speers Turnbull's had no luck lately, but there's a chance for that to change. Malcolm Turnbull's so-called "reverse-Midas Touch" was on show again this week. He must be starting to wonder when he's going to win a trick. He gave a perfectly respectable speech on the economy only to be upstaged by protesters.

Ausgrid decision puts Aus-China relations on shaky ground

m.switzer.com.au — This has not been a good week for Australia-China relations, to put it mildly. I'm not just talking about swimmer Mack Horton's swipe at his "drug cheat" rival Sun Yang in Rio and the extraordinary social media backlash from China's "netizens".

The new Senate - a school playground?

m.switzer.com.au — By David Speers The last Senate cross bench was famously dubbed the "bar scene from Star Wars". A collection of odd-bods and mis-fits. The new Senate cross bench looks to me more like a school playground. A couple of gang leaders and their devotees combined with a bunch of loners, all with little in common.
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Sep 30, 2016

RT @ljayes: Almost 2000 babies are still born every year. 1in3 are preventable, yet there's no Govt funding. Donate  http://stillbirthfoundation.org.au  @SkyNewsAust

Sep 29, 2016

RT @jamesmassola: Julie Bishop statement on Wyatt Roy's trip to Iraq. 🔥🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/EfDR0i4d2g

Sep 29, 2016

I'll be talking to Communications Minister Mitch Fifield about the NBN at 4:15pm on #pmagenda

Sep 27, 2016

RT @adamgartrell: REVEALED: A Turnbull government MPs speech defending a property developer was written by the company's lobbyist https://t.co/XvBrPMwqn9

Sep 26, 2016

Join Sky News now as our debate coverage gets underway with me, @vanOnselenP @KKeneally @RossCameron4 and Tom Switzer. I'm excited!


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