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QC push compared to Abbott's knighthoods

The Labor Party has denied it ever officially endorsed reviving the practice of naming the state’s best barristers Queen’s Counsels, comparing the proposal to former Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s politically disastrous move to reinstate Australian knighthoods in 2015.

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Labor leader would "prefer" Jay to stay

Labor leader Peter Malinauskas appears to have softened his rhetoric about the political future of his party’s former leadership duo, Jay Weatherill and John Rau, amid internal speculation about whether they will see out their four-year terms.