Federal Politics Live: November 24, 2014

Good morning and welcome to the first day of the last parliamentary fortnight for the year. But it's not all Christmas drinks and cheer, no siree. Today is the day when ABC employees and devotees will learn how the national broadcaster will manage its reduced budget. The Palmer United Party shenanigans continue and the government's higher eduction legislation is back before Parliament.
Good morning and welcome to the first day of the last parliamentary fortnight for the year. But it's not all Christmas drinks and cheer, no siree. Today is the day when ABC employees and devotees will learn how the national broadcaster will manage its reduced budget. The Palmer United Party shenanigans continue and the government's higher eduction legislation is back before Parliament.
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THE chief of Australia's biggest sheep research body can't understand why so many Merino sheep breeders continue to ignore genetic selection tools. THE chief of Australia's biggest sheep research body can't understand why so many Merino sheep breeders continue to ignore genetic selection tools.
SPECULATION on Barnaby Joyce’s potential elevation to Deputy PM due to Warren Truss’ ill health has been dismissed by party sources. SPECULATION on Barnaby Joyce’s potential elevation to Deputy PM due to Warren Truss’ ill health has been dismissed by party sources.
ANIMAL cruelty charges in the high profile NSW case against Wally’s Piggery have been dismissed. ANIMAL cruelty charges in the high profile NSW case against Wally’s Piggery have been dismissed.
A GROUP of insecticides considered the world's most widely used - neonicotinoids - has come under analysis for its detrimental impact on ecosystems. A GROUP of insecticides considered the world's most widely used - neonicotinoids - has come under analysis for its detrimental impact on ecosystems.
7:54 AM Richmond assistant coach and former Port Adelaide premiership coach Mark Williams has been diagnosed with cancer
6:22 AM An innocent ACT prison guard was locked up for months in one of Australia's most dangerous prisons after a flawed investigation of a NSW police worker's rape accusations.
5:37 AM Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has amused Twitter users after she began using "emojis" in a series of tweets on Sunday evening.
12:15 AM One of Australia's largest disability providers bungled the handling of rape and sexual harassment cases while some of its facilities have been riddled with corruption and mismanagement,...
23 Nov 14 The auction market appears to be moderating before Christmas but big prices are still being achieved.
23 Nov 14 A Bathurst father has drowned while saving the life of his five-year-old daughter, after their kayak capsized.
23 Nov 14 Clem Smith made a life-defining decision when he was just 12 years old. He is hoping to be drafted to an AFL club on Thursday night.
23 Nov 14 It is hoped that a trial due to start next year, and involving about 20 Australian children with cerebral palsy, will show the benefits of using stem cells from their own umbilical cord...
23 Nov 14 The ship will assist the international coalition against terrorism.
23 Nov 14 It's getting hot. Parts of NSW have already hit 43 degrees, with some children's sporting matches cancelled and Sydneysiders heading to the beach.
23 Nov 14 A newborn baby boy has been found in a drain in Sydney's west after passing cyclists heard its cries.
23 Nov 14 Police have charged a 19-year-old man after he was allegedly found in possession of 55 ecstasy pills following a targeted operation against drug use on a Sydney party boat.
They are one of the most cavernous limestone areas in NSW, featuring rare blue stalactites, stalagmites, and 443 million-year-old Gondwana fossils formed as the ancient continent slowly sank towards the South Pole. But the Cliefden Caves will go under water again if a dam across the Belubula River gets the nod.
23 Nov 14 They are one of the most cavernous limestone areas in NSW, featuring rare blue stalactites, stalagmites, and 443 million-year-old Gondwana fossils formed as the ancient continent slowly...
23 Nov 14 Though short of sleep, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop keeps calm and focused while representing her country abroad.
The draft plan has been release ahead of schedule and shows 10,000 more homes than previously thought.
23 Nov 14 The draft plan has been release ahead of schedule and shows 10,000 more homes than previously thought.
23 Nov 14 The 2014 state election campaign can already be crowned the most rock 'n' roll election outing in Australian history.
23 Nov 14 At the best of times, the government slashing and burning such a beloved institution as the ABC would be political madness.
Questionable safety standards, leaking ponds, inadequate testing improper analytical methods are all revealed in the reports that the EPA did not want the public to see.
23 Nov 14 Questionable safety standards, leaking ponds, inadequate testing improper analytical methods are all revealed in the reports that the EPA did not want the public to see.
23 Nov 14 As rolling protests against funding cuts to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation began on Saturday, past Victorian premiers have lamented the expected passing of the state edition of...
23 Nov 14 Australia again changed the settings on its humanitarian refugee intake last week, cutting out people who claim asylum via Indonesia. What will this mean? Adam Morton explains.
23 Nov 14 The sluggish start time also means some V/Line services leave Southern Cross Station almost an hour before the first Metro train of the day arrives
23 Nov 14 The number of guns in the US: 270 to 310 million
23 Nov 14 Melbourne is looking to a future where public transport carries 50 per cent of airport passengers rather than 10 per cent as at present.
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Thank you Brad, unfortunately the original article does not reflect your support of all seven
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Nico your reading strait out of the IPCC book of climate horrors and really are starting to let
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Au contraire, stocky old son. I have a wonderful life taking down and showing up cant and
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