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Rolling coverage of the Australian election campaign for 2016.

Part 3 of NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016

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Mathias knew nothing.
What Mitch knew.
Send in the cops.
Medicare thaw.
They took our jobs and growth.
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(May 22, 2016) Day 15 – Mathias knew nothing

Senator Mathias Cormann didn’t know about the raids

Senator Mathias Cormann has given us all a break from his ‘jobs and growth’ three-word slogan to tell us he knew nothing of the AFP investigation into NBN leaks and thinks current politician entitlements are fair.

ABC Insiders: I know nothing: Mathias Cormann was unaware of AFP raid on Labor before ABC 730 program.

ABC Insiders: I know nothing – Mathias Cormann was unaware of AFP raid on Labor before ABC 730 program.

Tim Costello on torture

Medicare co-payment will return

On Medicare co-payment Sussan Ley says, "we'll look at the policies after the election".

On Medicare co-payment Sussan Ley says, “we’ll look at the policies after the election”.

Government must live within its means

In response to Labor’s health commitment, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull reiterated the Coalition’s mantra that the government must live within its means. However, earlier today, when pressed by Barrie Cassidy on ABC Insiders, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann was unable to see any correlation between this policy and politicians’ living away from home allowances.

Ten Eyewitness News: Labor will ditch Tony Abbott's medicines tax.

Ten Eyewitness News: Labor will ditch Tony Abbott’s medicines tax.

ABC Insiders: We don't make the rules: Mathias Cormann on politicians' work expense arrangements.

ABC Insiders: We don’t make the rules: Mathias Cormann on politicians’ work expense arrangements.

ABC News 24: Malcolm Turnbull gets out the spendometer to respond to Labor's $1b health promise.

ABC News 24: Malcolm Turnbull gets out the spendometer to respond to Labor’s $1b health promise.

Gerard Henderson complains about Libbi Gorr

Gerard Henderson has used his appearance on ABC Insiders to moan about the treatment of Sophie Mirrabella in an interview by Libbi Gorr for ABC 730.

ABC Insiders: Gerard Henderson complains about Libbi Gorr's interview of Sophie Mirabella.

ABC Insiders: Gerard Henderson complains about Libbi Gorr’s interview of Sophie Mirabella.

Watch the full interview here:

ABC 730: Libbi Gorr on the campaign trail with Sophie Mirabella & Cathy McGowan.

ABC 730: Libbi Gorr on the campaign trail with Sophie Mirabella & Cathy McGowan.

AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin didn’t tell government

ABC Insiders: AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin didn't tell anyone in government about the NBN leak investigation.

ABC Insiders: AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin didn’t tell anyone in government about the NBN leak investigation.

Gold Coast politics

Puff piece on Barnaby Joyce

  • Frank Robson wrote, “Barnaby Joyce threads his four-wheel-drive through the dark and silent world of his childhood, a little-visited valley where cattle hold leisurely soirées in the middle of the twisting, unsealed road. “Gedup, gedup,” mutters Joyce, nudging an indignant group aside with his enormous bull bar.”: Barnaby Joyce: Cross country.

Bill in Mal’s Wentworth

Cartoons

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(May 21, 2016) Day 14 – What Mitch knew

Communications Minister knew of NBN leaks referral to AFP

ABC News 24: Penny Wong & Mark Dreyfus respond to NBN leak on AFP raids & Mitch Fifield.

ABC News 24: Penny Wong & Mark Dreyfus respond to NBN leak on AFP raids & Mitch Fifield.

ABC News 24: AFP NBN leak raids - Malcolm Turnbull confirms what Mitch Fifield didn't tell him.

ABC News 24: AFP NBN leak raids – Malcolm Turnbull confirms what Mitch Fifield didn’t tell him.

ABC News 24: #ausvotes AFP raids, NBN leaks: Malcolm Turnbull says docs weren't tabled to claim parli privilege.

ABC News 24 – AFP raids, NBN leaks: Malcolm Turnbull says docs weren’t tabled to for a claim of parliamentary privilege to be made.

What they don’t want you to know

Losing the literary vote

Labor would appoint LGBTI Discrimination Commissioner

New candidate for Fremantle

Foreign aid uncut

Smartraveller scheme

Bill in Campbelltown

Ten Eyewitness News: Bill Shorten visits Campbelltown as the AFP NBN leak raids rolls on.

Ten Eyewitness News: Bill Shorten visits Campbelltown as the AFP NBN leak raids rolls on.

Mal in Wyong

Western Sydney in play

IPSOS poll

Cartoons

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(May 20, 2016) Day 13 – Send in the cops

Bill in Woy Woy

PEFO

AFP raid to recover leaked NBN documents has been leaked

ABC News: Unprecedented AFP rad on Labor offices was leaked by NBN staffer.

ABC News: Unprecedented AFP raid on Labor offices was leaked by NBN staffer.

9 News: The AFP raid to seize leaked NBN documents has been leaked by a NBN staffer.

9 News: The AFP raid to seize leaked NBN documents has been leaked by a NBN staffer.

Ten Eyewitness News: The AFP raid to recover NBN leaks was to prevent further leaks.

Ten Eyewitness News: The AFP raid to recover NBN leaks was to prevent further leaks.

Labor raided over leaked NBN documents

FlashBackMark Kenny reported on February 29, 2016, “Malcolm Turnbull’s cut-price National Broadband Network is facing mounting delays and rising costs, according to a damning internal progress report obtained by Fairfax Media.”: NBN: Malcolm Turnbull’s ‘faster, cheaper’ roll-out falters.

ABC News 24: AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin says not necessarily the case parli privilege afforded.

ABC News 24: AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin says not necessarily the case parli privilege afforded.

ABC News 24 Full presser: Mark Dreyfus & Jason Clare on the AFP NBN leak raid.

ABC News 24 Full presser: Mark Dreyfus & Jason Clare on the AFP NBN leak raid.

ReachTel poll

Murdoch press front pages of raid

The Australian - AFP Raids Conroy Office, Labor Adviser's House, May 20, 2016.

The Australian – AFP Raids Conroy Office, Labor Adviser’s House, May 20, 2016.

The Herald Sun - Cops Raid Labor, May 20, 2016.

The Herald Sun – Cops Raid Labor, May 20, 2016.

The Courier Mail - Cop Raid Hits ALP, May 20, 2016.

The Courier Mail – Cop Raid Hits ALP, May 20, 2016.

The Daily Telegraph - Cops Raid Labor, May 20, 2016.

The Daily Telegraph – Cops Raid Labor, May 20, 2016.

Capricornia: What mothers want

Lewd incident: Liberal candidate Sherry Sufi throws in the towel

Fremantle Herald - Sufi On The Ropes, May 21, 2016.

Fremantle Herald – Sufi On The Ropes, May 21, 2016.

Vote Compass: Indigenous issues

News Corp’s abuse of power

Julie Bishop fundraiser with drug dealer

Bill in Mt Druitt

ABC News 24: Bill Shorten answers questions on the AFP raids over NBN leaks.

ABC News 24: Bill Shorten answers questions on the AFP raids over NBN leaks.

A man called Dutton

Mal back in Tasmania

ABC News 24: Malcolm Turnbull links AFP NBN raids to national security & border protection.

ABC News 24: Malcolm Turnbull links AFP NBN raids to national security & border protection.

Cartoons

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(May 19, 2016) Day 12 – Medicare thaw

Heated exchange on ABC 730

ABC 730: A heated exchange between Senator Mathias Cormann and Tony Burke over asylum seeker policy.

ABC 730: A heated exchange between Senator Mathias Cormann and Tony Burke over asylum seeker policy.

Labor raided by AFP

ABC 730: Labor offices in Melbourne raided by AFP over NBN leaks.

ABC 730: Labor offices in Melbourne raided by AFP over NBN leaks.

Factcheck Senator Penny Wong

ABC Fact check: Budget deficit has doubled during the Abbott-Turnbull Government.

ABC Fact check: Budget deficit has doubled during the Abbott-Turnbull Government.

Labor to restore Medicare funding

ABC News Breakfast: Doctors welcome Labor's Medicare rebate policy.

ABC News Breakfast: Doctors welcome Labor’s Medicare rebate policy.

Ten Eyewitness News: Medicare thaw: Bill Shorten hits the GP surgery on the Central Coast.

Ten Eyewitness News: Medicare thaw: Bill Shorten hits the GP surgery on the Central Coast.

7 News: Shorten to end Medicare freeze - Turnbull concerned about demonising Peter Dutton.

7 News: Shorten to end Medicare freeze – Turnbull concerned about demonising Peter Dutton.

Bonehead Barnaby

ABC News: Barnaby Joyce boneheads Lucy Barbour piece-to-camera.

ABC News: Barnaby Joyce boneheads Lucy Barbour piece-to-camera.

Borderforce under investigation

Low wage growth and high childcare costs

Abc News: Slowest wages growth on record under Abbott-Turnbull Govt.

Abc News: Slowest wages growth on record under Abbott-Turnbull Govt.

ABC News - Mums working for free: Childcare costs make it uneconomical for Mums to work full-time.

ABC News – Mums working for free: Childcare costs make it uneconomical for Mums to work full-time.

Stuart Robert investigations

Dutton’s refugee comments fallout

Today Show: Karl Stefanovic calls on Peter Dutton to apologise over refugee comments.

Today Show: Karl Stefanovic calls on Peter Dutton to apologise over refugee comments.

Stop the arts

Bill on the Central Coast

Mal in Sydney

ABC News 24: Malcolm Turnbull on the demonising of Peter Dutton over refugee comments

ABC News 24: Malcolm Turnbull on the demonising of Peter Dutton over refugee comments

Cartoons

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(May 18, 2016) Day 11 – They took our jobs and growth

Townsville stadium turns into a rail link

9 News Brisbane: Qld asks for new stadium for Townsville but Malcolm Turnbull announces rail link.

9 News Brisbane: Qld asks for new stadium for Townsville but Malcolm Turnbull announces rail link.

War footing

Dirty Turnbull Government deal

Coalition supports National candidate in Indi

Fadden Forum and murky Queensland politics

ABC 730: Stuart Robert & Simone Holzapfel behind election of 2 "independent" Gold Coast councillors.

ABC 730: Stuart Robert & Simone Holzapfel behind election of 2 “independent” Gold Coast councillors.

Mal in Cairns

Bill in Botany

Refugees are illiterate

Ten News: They took our jobs: Peter Dutton is outstanding, says Malcolm Turnbull.

Ten News – They took our jobs: Peter Dutton is outstanding, says Malcolm Turnbull.

Sky News: Peter Dutton says illiterate refugees will take Australian jobs.

Sky News: Peter Dutton says illiterate refugees will take Australian jobs.

Sky News - They took our jobs: Julie Bishop says Peter Dutton was making a self-evident point.

Sky News – They took our jobs: Julie Bishop says Peter Dutton was making a self-evident point.

Senator Ian Macdonald contradicts himself

  • In 2015, Amy Remeikis reported, “A Queensland Senator has suggested north Queensland be used to settle Australia’s increased Syrian refugee intake. Speaking to an estimates hearing in Canberra, Ian Macdonald raised northern Australia as the perfect location to resettle accepted refugees, to help regions with “dwindling populations.”: Syrian refugees a win-win in north Queensland: Ian Macdonald.

David Feeney racks his mind

-Ends

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