VIDEO Michelle Grattan discusses the week in politics with the University of Canberra’s vice-chancellor, Deep Saini. Topics on the agenda include:The Gonski proposal passing through the parliament;The controversial changes to citizenship legislation;The difficult dance of creating policy from the Finkel review;The winter of discontent government backbenchers face as they return to their electorates.
The Liberals have a new duumvirate at the top of their organisation. Nick Greiner, one-time New South Wales premier, will be installed – in absentia, because he’s in Europe - as president at the party’s federal council on Friday night. Greiner is Malcolm Turnbull’s personal choice. Andrew Hirst will be given the tick by the party’s executive as federal director.
Malcolm Turnbull is on the brink of a major policy victory after the government mustered 10 of the 12 non-Green crossbenchers behind its Gonski 2.0 policy. The outcome of a week of intense negotiation by Education minister Simon Birmingham means, barring mishap, the government is set to end this parliamentary sitting on a strong note, at least in policy terms. The Coalition remains in a bad place in the polls.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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