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Where are we up to with the big stick?
I mentioned in a news story published last night about Joel Fitzgibbon’s lively session in the right and left caucus meetings that the shadow cabinet was considering its position on the big stick legislation.

Quick recap: Labor opposed this legislation (which creates a power to break up big energy companies if they engage in price gouging) in the last parliament. But the opposition has been warming up for a change of heart.

Related: Australia’s tortured energy debate: what’s the state of play?


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Bridget McKenzie has called a blue room press conference (the second most fancy press conference room) after authorities at Sydney International airport became the first to cancel a visitor’s visa for a biosecurity breach.

McKenzie’s office says a 45-year-old woman from Vietnam had her visa cancelled for “failing to declare an extensive cache of food concealed in her luggage, including over 4.5kg of pork”.

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