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Back to Katharine Murphy’s report on Malcolm Turnbull’s speech:
Turnbull revisited one of the last decisions he took as prime minister before being deposed by colleagues last August. He said cabinet’s national security committee had banned high-risk vendors from Australian 5G networks. That decision was taken amid the leadership tensions that culminated in the conservative-led move against him.
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The Liberal party has just released a statement on the election debates:
The Prime Minister looks forward to Monday’s debate in Perth and next Friday’s People’s Forum in Brisbane.
The Liberal Party has also been in discussions with Nine and the ABC to participate in two further leaders’ debates in the final weeks of the campaign.