'Abolish question time': Mark Latham's manifesto for rebuilding trust in politics |

'Abolish question time': Mark Latham's manifesto for rebuilding trust in politics | World news | NewsWire
Mark Latham as Labor leader in 2005 with Kim Beazley and Kevin Rudd on his way to deliver his resignation as opposition leader at a press conference. Photograph: Reuters/Will Burgess

Parliamentary question time has lost its original purpose and should be abolished, the former Labor leader Mark Latham argues in a new book, while calling for the establishment of Reserve Bank-style bodies to defuse politically toxic policy areas.

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'Abolish question time': Mark Latham's manifesto for rebuilding trust in politics

'Abolish question time': Mark Latham's manifesto for rebuilding trust in politics | World news | NewsWire
Mark Latham as Labor leader in 2005 with Kim Beazley and Kevin Rudd on his way to deliver his resignation as opposition leader at a press conference. Photograph: Reuters/Will Burgess

Parliamentary question time has lost its original purpose and should be abolished, the former Labor leader Mark Latham argues in a new book, while calling for the establishment of Reserve Bank-style bodies to defuse politically toxic policy areas.

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Morning Mail: children killed in Gaza; MH17 delays; work for the dole |

Morning Mail: children killed in Gaza; MH17 delays; work for the dole | World news | NewsWire
Palestinians inspect the destroyed wall of Shifa hospital after an Israeli air strike, in the northern Gaza Strip. Photograph: Adel Hana/AP

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Morning Mail: children killed in Gaza; MH17 delays; work for the dole

Morning Mail: children killed in Gaza; MH17 delays; work for the dole | World news | NewsWire
Palestinians inspect the destroyed wall of Shifa hospital after an Israeli air strike, in the northern Gaza Strip. Photograph: Adel Hana/AP

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Congress Hates You, Votes To Bring Back Glory Days Of Opaque Airfare Pricing

Congress Hates You, Votes To Bring Back Glory Days Of Opaque Airfare Pricing

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Remember the good ol’ days of 2011, when you would see an airline advertising $99 tickets to somewhere nice, only to later find out that the actual airfare was much higher? For some reason that has absolutely nothing to do with huge amounts of donation money from the travel industry, the House of Representatives has decided that consumers should no longer have access to transparent airfares.

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