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Labor boasts bigger budget surplus as it releases its costings

The Labor Party has released its long-awaited report into the cost of election promises. The document addresses doubts that the opposition would be able to pay for its plans. Tim Lofthouse reports.

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Marginal Queensland seats in the spotlight

Queensland is considered a key election battleground, with both leaders likely to make numerous visits over the next eight weeks. Reporter Tegan Atkins has been assessing the issues and seats likely to decide the outcome.

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Nicholls announces new Queensland front bench

In state politics, Lawrence Springborg is missing from the new Queensland opposition front bench. Tim Nicholls unveiled his recycled team today, and he has another role in mind for the man he replaced. Joseph Ogilvie reports.

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Politicians pay freeze on budget eve

On the eve of the Abbott Government’s first federal budget, salaries of politicians and senior public servants, have officially been frozen for a year. The government says they needed to “lead by example”. In the budget firing line assets, government

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Queensland MPs officially sworn in

By Sarah Richards Queensland’s new 89 MPs were sworn in at a ceremony at Parliament House in Brisbane today.

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