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National

Extinction Of Tiny Aussie Rat 'Shames' Australia To The Rest Of The World

5 min read

Bramble Cay melomys, whose small population survived for years on a remote, isolated island, have become extinct.

Politics

Politics

Christmas Island Plan Needs Explaining: Plibersek

2 min read

The federal government needs to explain how Christmas Island can provide adequate health treatment for asylum seekers, Labor deputy leader Tanya Plibersek says.

Politics

Politics

Finance Minister Had 'No Idea' His $2700 Family Holiday Was 'Free'

2 min read

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has been caught up in an expenses snafu, after a newspaper report revealed he had received four free flights to Singapore.

Politics

Politics

Bridget McKenzie Apologises -- Again -- For 'Out Of Context' Obesity Photo

1 min read

Deputy Nationals Leader Bridget McKenzie has again apologised for a photo where she appeared to be making fun of obesity.

Updated

Updated

Young Liberals Suspended Over Lewd Comments In Group Chat

1 min read

Four members of NSW's Young Liberals have been suspended after they made derogatory comments about women on social media, The Sun-Herald reports.

National

National

'Enough Is Enough': Disability Abuse Victims Meet With Opposition Leader

2 min read

Disability abuse victims and their families have met with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten in Melbourne before making an emotional plea for a royal commission.

National

National

More Delays On Protecting LGBTQ Students

2 min read

The push to protect LGBTQ students from discrimination in religious schools has suffered a setback with a Senate report calling the proposed bill "flawed".

Politics

Politics

Bloody One Nation Clash After Multiple Sexual Harassment Claims

1 min read

United Australia Party Senator Brian Burston and One Nation adviser James Ashby have been involved in an altercation at Parliament House in Canberra.

National

National

China Possible Source Of Sophisticated Cyber Attack On Canberra

1 min read

Investigators are searching through evidence of a cyber attack on Australia's federal parliamentary network in a bid to find out who did it.

Politics

Politics

1300-Who-The-F**K-Is-PM? The Number To Call When You're In Doubt

2 min read

QUICK! Who is the Prime Minister of Australia right now?

National

National

Victoria Will Ban Gay Conversion Therapy, Premier Says

1 min read

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has vowed to ban gay conversion therapy after slamming the practice as "evil" and a "form of torture".

National

National

All Refugee Children Will Soon, Finally, Be Off Nauru

1 min read

No more asylum seeker children will be held on Nauru with the final four preparing to fly to the U.S. with their families for resettlement.

AusVotes 2019

AusVotes 2019

Former Liberal Julia Banks Wants To Boot Greg Hunt From His Own Seat

2 min read

Health Minister Greg Hunt is under threat in his own seat of Flinders at the upcoming federal election, with Liberal defector Julia Banks hoping to cause an upset.

Politics

Politics

ScoMo Addresses ‘Sex In Chapel’ Rumour During Radio Interview

1 min read

In an awkward social flub, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has bungled the name of his predecessor's wife on radio after managing to make it through an awkward chat about sex rumours in parliament.

Politics

Politics

No More Liberal MPs Will Quit Before Election, Minister Pledges

2 min read

Despite a string of resignations, minister Dan Tehan doesn't expect any more of his colleagues to hand in their notice ahead of the federal election.

Politics

Politics

Michael Keenan To Quit Politics, Will Not Contest At Election

1 min read

Human Services Minister Michael Keenan has announced he will not be recontesting his seat at the next election.

Politics

Politics

Federal Minister Kelly O'Dwyer To Quit Politics

1 min read

Federal Industrial Relations minister Kelly O'Dwyer announced on Saturday she will not be contesting her seat at the upcoming federal election,

Politics

Politics

Fraser Anning Confirms Taxpayers Will Foot Bill For Attending Far-Right Rally

3 min read

The Independent Queensland Senator -- who came to notoriety after his "final solution" maiden speech -- flew to the Melbourne rally on the taxpayer dollar.

Politics

Politics

Kevin Rudd Unleashes On 'Poster Boy' Dutton

2 min read

Former Prime Minister (x2) Kevin Rudd has come out swinging against 'poster boy' Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton. 

Peter van Onselen

Peter van Onselen

This Year In Politics Has Been Utterly Nats

3 min read

The political year has ended in controversy, the same way it started. And the book-end controversies have been courtesy of the Nationals, a minor party with only limited parliamentary representation.

Views

Views

The NSW State Election Will Be A Battle Worthy Of A Stadium

3 min read

The knock down rebuild of Sydney Football Stadium will be a flashpoint for the March NSW State election.

Updated

Updated

David Hurley To Be Australia's 27th Governor-General

1 min read

Australia's next governor-general will be David Hurley, former defence force minister and current New South Wales governor.

Politics

Politics

The Fight For A 'Fair Go': Shorten Lays Out Election Plan At Labor Conference

2 min read

Aussies' love of a fair go is fair game for politicians looking to sell their party’s policies.

Politics

Politics

Craig Kelly Should Face Preselection: Turnbull

1 min read

Controversial Liberal MP Craig Kelly should face preselection for the Sydney seat of Hughes and not get re-endorsed by the NSW state executive, former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says.

Politics

Politics

G20 Showdown: All Eyes On Trump As World Leaders Meet

1 min read

The world’s most powerful leaders will meet in Buenos Aires on Friday, but whether the G20 summit is a success likely all depends on one man – Donald Trump.

Politics

Politics

Liberal Branch Vote To Expel Malcolm Turnbull From The Party

1 min read

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is facing a potential expulsion from his own party, amid growing anger that he's broken ranks.

Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa Wilkinson

Why ScoMo Should Apologise To Pamela Anderson. And Every Woman.

3 min read

The Prime Minister Of Australia vs Ms Pamela Anderson? Ms Anderson certainly didn’t miss.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

APEC Ends In Disarray And A Horrific High-Speed Formula 3 Crash

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday morning.

Politics

Politics

All The Weirdest Auspol Vs Celebrity Fights

5 min read

So Pamela Anderson is sounding off on Scott Morrison, the latest entry in the canon of Australian politicians getting into weird fights with celebrities.

Updated

Updated

Morrison Reverses Foodbank Funding Cut After Public Outcry

2 min read

Scott Morrison has reversed his government's decision to cut funding to food charity Foodbank after a massive public outcry.

Satire

Satire

The CV That Mark Latham Sent To Pauline Hanson

2 min read

Former politician turned controversial conservative commentator returning to politics. Seeking an upper house position in the NSW state Parliament, as the state leader of Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party.

National

National

ScoMo Isn't The Only Politician To Get Trolled By Their Own Website

5 min read

The ongoing battle of politicians versus the world wide web gives us a lot of laughs, costs a lot of jobs and of course sparks multiple firestorms of controversy.

Satire

Satire

As An Oppressed White Person I'm Not OK The Vote Protecting My Privilege Didn't Pass

4 min read

Oh sure, the vote was close, but it doesn’t matter how many you lose by.

Politics

Politics

Every Senator Who Voted For Pauline Hanson's 'It's Okay To Be White' Motion

3 min read

Pauline Hanson's motion that it's "okay to be white" was narrowly voted down in the Senate on Tuesday night, which has once again put Australia in the global spotlight for being racist.

National

National

Why Is Our Environment Minister Ignoring Media While The Planet Is Cooking?

3 min read

This week, the entire world got the deeply unsettling news that we have little more than a decade to enact "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented" changes to prevent the planet from cooking.

Politics

Politics

What's Malcolm Turnbull Been Up To Since He Quit As PM?

4 min read

What does a millionaire from Sydney's eastern suburbs do when he suddenly has a LOT of spare time on his hands?

National

National

Finally An End To The Tampon Tax. Period.

2 min read

State and territory treasurers have agreed to remove GST from tampons after a meeting in Melbourne today.

National

National

James Ricketson Lands In Sydney And Strawberry Crisis Hits NZ

3 min read

All the news you need to know on your Monday morning.

Politics

Politics

Why The Liberal Party Women Wore Red

3 min read

On Monday, Parliament House was a sea of red.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Scott Morrison Apologises For Video And Deadly Cause Of Fire Revealed

3 min read

All the news you need to know on your Friday morning.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Five Dead In Perth And Serena Williams Fined

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday morning.

TV

TV

Is Bullying Worse In The Bachelor Mansion Or Australian Politics?

3 min read

"I'm the Tony Abbott of the Bachelor mansion."

Politics

Politics

Julie Bishop Speaks Her Mind And Blasts 'Appalling Behaviour'

1 min read

The behaviour in parliament wouldn't be "tolerated in any other workplaces across Australia", said Bishop.

Politics

Politics

What's The Go With Dutton's Dirt List?

3 min read

The Home Affairs Minister also downplayed his reasons for keeping a 'list'.

Politics

Politics

Malcolm Turnbull's Son Unleashes On Twitter: 'Wake Up'

2 min read

Alex Turnbull isn't holding back on Twitter.

Politics

Politics

What Does Tony Abbott's Special Envoy To Indigenous Affairs Role Even Mean?

4 min read

It certainly looks like Abbott is "back in favour".

Updated

Updated

'Bias, Bullying And Intimidation': Liberal MP Resigns With Blistering Statement

3 min read

"Last week's events were the last straw."

National

National

Brekky Wrap: Trump Accuses Google And Danger For Liberals In Wentworth

3 min read

Everything you need to know this Wednesday morning.

Politics

Politics

Emma Husar: 'Slut-Shaming' Forced Me To Quit Politics

1 min read

The outgoing Labor frontbencher said slut-shaming female politicians is "the oldest trick in the book".

Politics

Politics

Julie Bishop On 'Life-Changing Decisions' Of #libspill

2 min read

She's had one hell of a week.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Bob Katter Explodes On Q&A And Nurse Attacked By Patient

3 min read

Everything you need to know on your Tuesday morning.

Politics

Politics

Kirribilli House Or The Lodge? PM Morrison's Choice Of Home

2 min read

The decision has ruffled feathers in the past.

Politics

Politics

'Ignorant' And 'Offensive' Tony Abbott Offered Indigenous Envoy Role

3 min read

Shadow Assistant Minister for Indigenous Affairs Pat Dodson has slammed the appointment.

Politics

Politics

Lee Lin Chin's PM Bid Gains Traction: 'Australia Needs You'

2 min read

It began as a joke, but Australians have clung on to Lee Lin Chin's tweet with desperate optimism.

Politics

Politics

Abbott's Sister Christine Forster Confirms Run For Turnbull's Seat

1 min read

With Turnbull leaving politics, the seat of Wentworth is up for grabs.

Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa Wilkinson

If Julie Bishop Was 'One Of The Boys' She'd Be Prime Minister

4 min read

Imagine if a woman had done as Peter Dutton did.

Updated

Updated

Bishop Hits Back Over Leaked WhatsApp Chat Planning Her Downfall

2 min read

The chat, called 'Friends For Stability', included nine frontbenchers.

Politics

Politics

Australia, Please Welcome Your 'Next-Generation' Government

7 min read

Drum roll please...

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

'Multiple Fatalities' In Mass Shooting & Peter Dutton's Demotion

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday morning.

Politics

Politics

PM Leads Australian Tributes To John McCain

1 min read

"You knew you were in the presence of a truly great man."

Politics

Politics

Scott Morrison Reveals His New-Look Cabinet

2 min read

Dutton, Cash, Cormann and Payne will all return to the cabinet alongside other familiar faces.

Politics

Politics

Before And After Shots: The World Leaders Edition

3 min read

We need to talk about the 'top job effect' and why Aussie leaders don't to seem bear the brunt.

Politics

Politics

10 Things You Should Know About Prime Minister ScoMo

1 min read

Scott Morrison is now our leader, and you may not know much about him. Here are some points to start you off.

Views

Views

Will Peter Dutton Be Disqualified From The Parliament?

8 min read

Probably not.

Joe Hildebrand

Joe Hildebrand

Joe-splains #1: How To Get Your Revenge On Australia's Pitiful Politicians

1 min read

If you can't punch a politician, Joe Hildebrand shows you the next best thing.

Politics

Politics

Twitter Reacts As Twitter Does To #Libspill Day 3

2 min read

Literally no one knows what's going on, but we're all in this together Australia.

Politics

Politics

Today, One Of These People Will Be Your PM

3 min read

Place your damn bets.

Sam Dastyari

Sam Dastyari

You Win A Leadership Ballot By Getting Dirty

3 min read

Strap in, this leadership contest is about to get dirty. Well... dirtier.

Politics

Politics

The #Libspill For Dummies

5 min read

Everything you need to know about the clusterf*** that is Australian politics right now.

Views

Views

Hugh Riminton: Peter Dutton's Legal Advice Is Out Of Date

2 min read

Gough Whitlam’s prime ministership ended in a constitutional crisis. Peter Dutton’s prime ministership would start with one.

Waleed Aly

Waleed Aly

Waleed Aly: Why This Brutal Leadership Spill Is Different And Makes No Sense

5 min read

It doesn’t even get close to guaranteeing any benefit for the government.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Here's How We Fix This Current Bach Of Politicians

5 min read

It's not Question Time, it's answer time.

Politics

Politics

Key Minister's Reasons For Resigning Don't Make Sense

2 min read

Concetta Fierravanti-Wells thinks the party is moving 'too far to the left'.

Politics

Politics

John Oliver Took On Bob Katter And Fraser Anning's 'Final Solution'

2 min read

"Underneath his eccentric humanity is a truly unpleasant human being."

Politics

Politics

Jacinda Ardern's Pay Rise Rebuff Is A Lesson For Aussie Pollies

3 min read

The progressive politician has been changing the game in New Zealand and making it look easy.

Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa Wilkinson

Dear Canberra, This Soap Opera Would Be Funny Were It Not So Serious

2 min read

Really, Canberra? Are we back here again?

Politics

Politics

What Do We Know About Peter Dutton, The Man Who Wants To Be PM?

4 min read

How did the former Queensland cop come to be a challenger for the top job?

Politics

Politics

Peter Dutton's Old Tweet Is Coming Back To Haunt Him

2 min read

Sound the Lib-spill alarm.

Politics

Politics

Fraser Anning Staffer Quits In Wake Of 'Final Solution' Speech

1 min read

Richard Mcgilvray said he resigned within hours of Anning's highly controversial first speech.

Politics

Politics

Calls For Inquiry Over Cricket Australia Abortion Sacking

2 min read

"You have some serious explaining to do."

National

National

Super Saturday: Does Your Polling Booth Come With A Sausage Sizzle?

1 min read

Voting on a Saturday morning should come with a tasty snack.

National

National

'Your Nation Is So Proud Of You': Heroic Aussies Involved In Thai Cave Rescue Honoured

2 min read

"You made us so proud," said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. "We could not have better ambassadors showing the best of our Australian values than you."

National

National

Government Suspends Use Of Instagram Influencers After $800K Bill

1 min read

It was revealed on Friday that the government has spent more than $800,000 on Instagram "influencers" over the past 18 months.

Politics

Politics

Watch Pyne Forget He's Supposed To Be Afraid Of 'African Gangs'

2 min read

"I would respectfully say I don't think the Prime Minister knows what he's talking about."

Politics

Politics

Premier Defends Ministers Who Voted Against Safe Access Zone Bill

1 min read

Gladys Berejiklian has described her Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence as "outstanding".

Views

Views

Barnaby Joyce's Latest Prayer For Privacy Is A Bit Steeple

6 min read

God help us.

National

National

Abortion Clinics Finally Have 'Safe Access Zones'

2 min read

Harassing people entering or leaving an abortion clinic now carries a maximum penalty of six months prison or a $5,550 fine.

Politics

Politics

Aussie Political Scandals That Make Barnaby Joyce Look Tame

4 min read

Yes, Barnaby Joyce left his wife for his pregnant staffer... but did he die while literally having sex with his son's ex-girlfriend?

Politics

Politics

Cash Refuses To Answer Subpoena Questions In Fiery Hearing

2 min read

"You're running a protection racket for Bill Shorten", Cash tells Labor senator.

Views

Views

If You Have A Stable Full-Time Job You're An Endangered Species

4 min read

Less than half of employed Australians now work in a permanent full-time paid position with basic entitlements like sick pay and paid holidays.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

VIC Police Fake 250K Breath Tests And One Nation In Crisis

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday morning.