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the Guardian— Prime minister announces a $10 cut to PBS scripts from next year in an attempt to tackle cost-of-living pressure, while Labor vows to hold a royal commission into the robodebt scandal. Follow live‘The director of his own show’: the PM mingles with middle AustraliaNeedling Albanese over his Covid workload is a sign that Morrison is starting to worryGuardian Australia’s full federal election coverageGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingNow some questions on China’s security deal...

the Guardian—Australia politics live updates: Marise Payne voices concerns over ‘secret’ China-Solomons pact; 36 Covid deaths. Foreign minister voices concerns over ‘secret’ China-Solomons pact; Labor’s Jim Chalmers says inflation rate rise ‘torpedoes’ Coalition’s economic credibility while Scott Morrison says Australians have been ‘insuring against the risks’; former ADF chief calls for ‘red line on climate security’; at least 36 coronavirus deaths recorded – follow the day’s newsLabor ‘gravely concerned’ by Karen Andrews’ claim about potential China election interferenceVoting 101: what is voting below the line and is...

the Guardian—Australia politics live updates: Anthony Albanese back on campaign trail as deputy Richard Marles tests positive; 26 Covid deaths. Labor leader heads to Perth after week in Covid isolation as deputy Richard Marles tests positive; Jim Chalmers says Australians ‘couldn’t give a stuff’ about overseas inflation figures; Liberal candidate Katherine Deves denies she’s transphobic; independent candidate Jo Dyer faces dual citizenship questions; at least 26 coronavirus deaths recorded. Follow all the day’s newsLabor’s message that Morrison is ‘all announcement no delivery’ resonating with voters, poll showsLabor candidates in...

the Guardian—Election 2022 live updates: Marise Payne meets Solomon Islands foreign minister; poll points to possible Mackellar upset; at least 44 Covid deaths. Foreign minister meets Solomon Islands counterpart in Brisbane; poll shows independent Sophie Scamps has real prospect of taking seat from Liberal Jason Falinski; Bill Shorten tests positive for Covid; NSW records 19 Covid deaths; Victoria nine, Queensland five, Tasmania two, NT one and SA twoRead our latest election briefing and listen to today’s campaign catchup podcastGuardian Australia’s full federal election coverageGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingCoalition and Labor...