Paul Keating accused of hypocrisy over assisted dying stance

Former NT chief minister says Keating deliberately declined to use his veto power in 1995 to kill off euthanasia legislation

The former Northern Territory chief minister Marshall Perron has accused Paul Keating of hypocrisy in the euthanasia debate after the former prime minister urged Victoria not to pass its assisted dying bill.

Perron said Keating had deliberately declined to use his veto power in 1995 to kill off similar NT legislation.

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Jacinda Ardern threatens to strip Australians of New Zealand study rights

Incoming prime minister says if Malcolm Turnbull restricts her citizens, she will do the same to Australian students

The incoming New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, hopes the Turnbull government does not go ahead and restrict New Zealanders from university courses in Australia as she may be forced to end a reciprocal arrangement.

Ardern told Sky News on Sunday she hoped the mutual access continued. “But if we do find New Zealanders aren’t able to access tertiary education the same way as Australians currently do, there will be flow-on effects here,” she said.

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Bernardi says ‘no’ voters are pretending they voted ‘yes’ in marriage survey

Australian Conservatives leader won’t concede defeat and says political correctness forcing people to hide how they voted

Cory Bernardi does not accept there will be an overwhelming “yes” vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey, with more than 70% of forms returned.

The Australian Conservatives leader said he believed people were pressured by political correctness and were saying they voted “yes”, even if they had voted “no”.

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Police investigate officers’ fatal shooting of Adelaide hit and run suspect

South Australian police say man deliberately drove into an officer who tried to pull him over at Mitchell Park

Elite South Australian police have shot dead a man who was wanted for earlier crashing his van into an officer.

Assistant commissioner Noel Bamford told reporters a full investigation would be conducted into the incident at the Tollgate Motel at Glen Osmond on Saturday night.

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Frydenberg ‘absolutely confident’ energy prices will fall but gives no guarantee

Energy minister says he believes Labor and Coalition can agree on reliability obligations but differ on emissions targets

The energy minister, Josh Frydenberg, has stopped short of guaranteeing prices will come down under the Turnbull government’s new energy policy, but says he’s “absolutely confident” power prices will fall.

Frydenberg also indicated the major parties might be able to come to terms on the mechanism, which imposes reliability and emissions reduction obligations on electricity retailers.

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