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Sarah Basford Canales
Sarah Basford Canales
Canberra Times journalist

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Sarah Basford Canales, Dan Jervis-Bardy2hrs ago
Labor election costings to add $7.4b over four years
Karen Barlow, Sarah Basford Canales
Labor's shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong
Labor vows no spending cuts to APS
Sarah Basford Canales, Dan Jervis-Bardy, Harley Dennett
Senator Katy Gallagher in Ainslie announcing an ACT infrastructure project to be delivered under an Albanese Labor Government. Picture: Karleen Minney
'I expect results': Coalition to cut $2.7bn in spending to public sector
Dan Jervis-Bardy, Harley Dennett, Sarah Basford Canales
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Finance Minister Simon Birmingham have unveiled the Coalition's election costings in Melbourne on Tuesday. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong
PM 'allergic' to ABC during election campaign: Albanese
Sarah Basford Canales, Finn McHugh
Labor leader Anthony Albanese speaks during a press conference in Gladstone on day 32 of 2022 federal election. Picture: AAP
Labor to pay top students to study teaching
Dan Jervis-Bardy, Sarah Basford Canales
Labor's education spokeswoman, Tanya Plibersek, will help launch a new plan to attract teachers. Picture: Peter Lorimer