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1. MP Craig Thomson delivered an hour long statement to federal parliament by declaring his innocence after allegations of misused union funds almost $500,000.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/thomson-show-me-the-dirty-tapes/story-fn7x8me2-1226361707973

2. Prime Minister Julia Gillard promises to protect Australian jobs after the mining magnate Gina Rinehart employs more than 1700 foreign workers.

http://www.smh.com.au/national/pm-promises-to-protect-australian-jobs-20120526-1zbet.html

3. There has been reports circulating that Indonesian government ministers say Corby’s 20-year sentence has been cut by five years as part of a deal to release the people smugglers. But Foreign Minister Bob Carr says there was no deal between Canberra and Jakarta for the early release of Schapelle Corby.

http://www.skynews.com.au/politics/article.aspx?id=753198&vId=

4. Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced a national review into workplace bullying. The aim of the parliamentary review is to look at the nature, causes and extent of workplace bullying.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-05-26/inquiry-into-workplace-bullying/4035072/?site=newcastle

5. NSW Greens MP Cate Faehrmann will run for a seat in the Senate at the next Federal election. She replaced Lee Rhiannon in the NSW upper house and has campaigned for the legalisation of same-sex marriage and  voluntary euthanasia.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8473737/nsw-greens-mp-to-run-for-senate-seat

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