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Andrew Broad To Quit Parliament After 'Sugar Daddy' Allegations

3 min read

Nationals MP Andrew Broad will not contest the next federal election amid claims of inappropriate behaviour towards a young woman.

Politics

Politics

Federal Minister Resigns After 'Sugar Daddy' Allegations

2 min read

Explosive allegations made in a gossip magazine have led to a federal assistant minister stepping down.

Politics

Politics

Fraser Anning Dishes On Katter, Final Solution 'Nonsense', And His New Party

7 min read

The door to Fraser Anning’s office in Parliament House has two nods to the party-hopping senator’s short but incendiary political history.

Politics

Politics

How Canberra Chaos Inspired The 'Word Of The Year'

4 min read

Knifings, sackings, backroom coups and a heap of belly-gazing -- the drama in federal politics has taken out a dubious honour.

LIVE

LIVE

Vote Of No Confidence In Theresa May's Leadership Underway Amid Brexit Chaos

2 min read

Conservative MPs have started voting on the leadership of May as the political firestorm over Brexit continues to escalate.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Barnaby Joyce's Secret Plan To Turn Craig Kelly Into A National

3 min read

Craig Kelly could have defected from the Liberals to the Nationals, under a secret plan cooked up by Barnaby Joyce to save the controversial MP from losing his seat.

World

World

MP's Extraordinary Protest In Wild Brexit Parliament Debate

3 min read

It was a moment of frustration that lead to a controversial, yet highly symbolic protest after another day of Brexit indecision.

National

National

Australia Must Plan For Worst-Case Housing Falls, OECD Warns

2 min read

Australia must be prepared for a hard landing in the housing market that could cause financial instability and hamper economic growth, the world's leading economic agency has warned.

10 Yearly

10 Yearly

Au Pairs, Bonk Bans... The A-Z Of A Brutal Year In Oz Politics

7 min read

Every year we think things can't get any odder in that strange house on the hill in Canberra, but every year our federal representatives seem to outdo themselves.

National

National

If Encryption Laws Go Through, Australia May Lose Apple

4 min read

Apple may pull out of the local market, the Aussie tech industry could be crippled and hackers could crack previously unbreakable codes under "outrageous" encryption legislation the government wants to ram through parliament.

Politics

Politics

'Largest Ever Petition' Presented To Parliament To Save Tarkine Forest

3 min read

More than 270,000 people worldwide have signed a petition calling on the federal government to preserve the Tarkine rainforest area in Tasmania, the largest petition ever presented to the parliament.

Politics

Politics

'Hello Speaker, My Old Friend': WA Pollie Wraps Up The Year With a Song

1 min read

Politics can be a tough game, but one player wrapped up the year with a good humoured song.

Politics

Politics

Encrypted Messaging Bill To Pass After Labor Strikes Deal With Government

2 min read

New national security laws dealing with encrypted communications are likely to pass parliament by the end of the week.

Politics

Politics

Howard Backs Morrison Rules, Rubbishes Liberal 'Split' Talk

3 min read

Former PM Malcolm Turnbull is still swinging, accusing his former colleagues of "ignorance" as the question of leadership again rears its head among Liberal politicians.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Patricia Karvelas Getting Kicked Out Of Parli Had Nothing To Do With Sexism

4 min read

We could all become outraged and determined to make this another argument about gender imbalance. Or, we could all just put on a goddamn jacket and get on with it.

Politics

Politics

Labor Rages As Government Blocks LGBTQ Students Bill

3 min read

"Call an election" was the demand from Labor's Penny Wong, as the government managed to block debate on a bill to remove discrimination against LGBTQ school students.

Views

Views

The Final Week Of Parliament Is Going Out With A Bang

4 min read

If anyone had told us six months ago that the government would be tearing itself apart over Liberal backbencher Craig Kelly, you'd have been laughed out of the building.

Politics

Politics

81,000 Sign Petition Calling For Gavin McInnes To Be Banned From Australia

2 min read

Labor wants the federal government to ban Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes from coming to Australia, with an 81,000-signature petition being handed to parliament on Thursday.

National

National

Adani To Self-Finance Queensland Mine

2 min read

Mining giant Adani will now self-finance its controversial Carmichael coal mine project, and claimed works will start "imminently".

Politics

Politics

'Urgent' Push To Evacuate Sick Refugees From Manus, Nauru

3 min read

New MP Kerryn Phelps is leading a push from the growing parliamentary crossbench to evacuate refugee children and sick adults from Manus Island and Nauru.

Politics

Politics

Labor Bill To Protect LGBTQ Students From Discrimination

3 min read

Penny Wong will introduce a bill to stop discrimination against gay school students, as the opposition accuses the government of dragging its feet on a promise made before the Wentworth by-election.

National

National

Solomon, Matilda And Rose Don't Want A 'Destroyed Future'

3 min read

It's a Wednesday, just before lunchtime, and Solomon, Rose and Matilda would normally be in the classroom right now.

Politics

Politics

Senate Suspends Di Natale For Calling Barry O'Sullivan A "Pig"

2 min read

Richard Di Natale has been sensationally suspended from the Senate for refusing to withdraw calling Barry O'Sullivan a "pig", after the LNP senator aimed a jibe at Sarah Hanson-Young.

Politics

Politics

Liberal MP Julia Banks Dramatically Defects From The Party

2 min read

Liberal MP Julia Banks will sit for the rest of the parliamentary sitting term as an independent, sensationally quitting the party and further reducing the government's numbers.

Views

Views

The Rotten Right Of The Liberals Is Getting Its Comeuppance

4 min read

The Wentworth by-election was a disaster. The landslide Victorian election loss is even worse.

Politics

Politics

Peter Dutton Out Of Parliament After Arm Injury

1 min read

Peter Dutton will miss at least one of the final two parliamentary sittings for the year following an injury. 

Views

Views

The Government's Embarrassing Public Spats Are Doing It In

5 min read

The deep cracks in the Liberal Party have barely been papered over in recent weeks but they're already widening again, with a number of embarrassing public spats between senior members of the team.

Politics

Politics

In Devastating News Scott Morrison Is Too Busy To See Fatman Scoop

2 min read

In news that will surely devastate all avid followers of politics and pop culture, Prime Minister Scott Morrison will be too busy to meet Fatman Scoop.

Tech

Tech

'Total Incompetence': Outrage As My Health Opt-Out Website Crashes, Phones Jammed

3 min read

Countless people have been left frustrated and websites and phone lines went into meltdown on Wednesday, as Australians tried to opt out of the My Health Record system.

Politics

Politics

My Health Opt-Out Deadline Extended To January 31 As Website Crashes Under Demand

3 min read

The Senate has voted to extend the My Health Records opt-out period to January 31, as Australians report systems crashing and phone lines jammed, and experts maintain privacy issues still need to be addressed.

Politics

Politics

'Bullies': Malcolm Turnbull Lashes Dutton, Cormann, Media On Q&A

4 min read

Malcolm Turnbull has unleashed on his former Liberal colleagues, calling his dumping as PM "crazy" and "pointless".

Views

Views

Is ScoMo's Ocker Rebrand Fair Dinkum?

4 min read

Baseball caps, daggy slang and policy on the run have been the main hallmarks of the new PM's short time in office.

Politics

Politics

Phelps Wants Dutton Section 44 Briefing After Finally Winning Wentworth

2 min read

The new federal MP will seek an urgent briefing on Peter Dutton's potential section 44 eligibility issue.

Politics

Politics

Fraser Anning Kicked Out Of Bob Katter's Party Over Racist Rhetoric

2 min read

Senator Fraser Anning has been booted out of Bob Katter's political party over his appeals to racism.

Politics

Politics

Malcolm Turnbull's Bali Trip Is Becoming A Political Nightmare

2 min read

Jumping on a plane to Indonesia doesn't normally cause this much fuss.

Politics

Politics

Dutton's New Childcare Centre Raises Fresh Section 44 Issues

5 min read

Labor could again move to refer Peter Dutton to the High Court over his financial interests in childcare centres, with questions over a new facility linked to the Minister for Home Affairs which may open in Townsville.

Richie Merzian

Richie Merzian

Why Wentworth Was A Message To The Government On Climate Change

5 min read

If there’s one specific message that’s been sent, loud and clear, to the Morrison Government through the disastrous Wentworth by-election, it is 'do more on climate change'.

Politics

Politics

The Wentworth Loss Could Throw The Government Into Chaos

5 min read

Phelps' likely win in Wentworth will see the government's numbers drop from 76 to 75 in the 150-seat House of Representatives.

Josh Butler

Josh Butler

PM ScoMo's Week Has Been A Disaster In Slo Mo

5 min read

Scott Morrison's government is in chaos, wracked with internal division and ill discipline.

Politics

Politics

The Wentworth Race Isn't Over Yet And The Liberals Could Actually Still Win

3 min read

Maybe it was called too early, because the margin in Wentworth is just a few hundred votes.

Politics

Politics

Wentworth And The Simmering Mood For Change

5 min read

Wentworth voters are still angry about Malcolm Turnbull's dumping, and are ready to punish the Liberals.

Politics

Politics

Kerryn Phelps On Peter Dutton, Being 'Sensible', And Chocolate

4 min read

If Kerryn Phelps was a chocolate, she'd be "something dark" with a "sensible centre".

National

National

Refugees On Nauru Would Sign Deal Banning Them From Australia

2 min read

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government is considering accepting New Zealand's long-standing offer to resettle refugees languishing on the islands.

Politics

Politics

Government Claims 'It's OK To Be White' Vote Was A Mistake

3 min read

"Administrative error" was to blame for supporting a white nationalist motion put up by Pauline Hanson, the government says.

Politics

Politics

Government Senators Support Controversial 'It's OK To Be White' Motion

2 min read

The phrase, a favourite of far-right movements, was adopted by One Nation leader Hanson in a Senate motion that was briefly debated on Monday afternoon.

Politics

Politics

'Held At Gunpoint': Alex Turnbull Dishes On 'Weird' Liberal Party Politics

4 min read

Malcolm Turnbull's son Alex has called out the Liberal Party's 'frustrating' policy priorities, further backing in the Labor candidate in the by-election for his dad's former seat of Wentworth.

Politics

Politics

Experts Slam 'Discriminatory' Regional Migrants Plan

5 min read

Immigration and infrastructure experts have rubbished the government's thought-bubble to force migrants into regional areas, saying the plan is unnecessary and could even harm both citizens and cities.

Politics

Politics

Australia Condemns 'Malicious' Russia Over Hacking

2 min read

Australia has called out "malicious" cyber activity from Russia's military, backing British accusations that the government has targeted politics, business and media.

National

National

US-Style Confirmation Hearings For ABC Appointments, Under Senator's Proposal

2 min read

Candidates for positions on the ABC board would be subjected to US-style confirmation hearings under a proposal by a South Australian senator who wants to stamp out political interference.

Politics

Politics

Facebook Deletes Fraser Anning Over 'Hate Speech' Complaint

2 min read

Former One Nation senator has been removed from Facebook after his video was deemed 'hate speech'.

Politics

Politics

Long Way Back For Liberals And Morrison, Polls Show

3 min read

The Coalition is still facing electoral wipeout under new PM Scott Morrison, but the polls are slowly moving in the right direction for the government.

Politics

Politics

Forty Percent Of Political Donations Come From Unknown Donors

4 min read

In news that won't surprise many, money buys access and results in Australian politics, according to a new Grattan Institute report.

Politics

Politics

This Man In A Truck Wants To Be Your Next PM

3 min read

He has a truck, a loudspeaker, a motor-mouth and seemingly endless energy -- and he's coming to a town near you.

Good News

Good News

Strawberry Farmers 'Proud' After Nation Rallies In Support After Needle Scare

3 min read

It's been a rough week for Robert Edwards and his staff.

Politics

Politics

Dutton Misled Parliament Over Au Pairs, Senate Committee Says

2 min read

Peter Dutton should be censured by parliament over his dealings with several foreign au pairs who were given visas despite immigration department recommendations, a Labor-led Senate committee has recommended. 

Politics

Politics

Scott Morrison Has An 'I Stopped These' Boat Trophy In His Office

1 min read

Scott Morrison, the former immigration minister, is clearly proud of his past.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Female MP Names Her Bullies, PM Says He Won't Abandon Paris Climate Agreement

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

Politics

Politics

Left In Soiled Clothes: Family Shocked At Aged Care Home Care

5 min read

Kristina Shepherd's father George was in the Bupa Seaforth aged care home for just 21 days before she pulled him out.

Politics

Politics

Boosting 'Embarassment' Welfare Payments Would Help Economy

3 min read

Newstart payments haven't increased in 24 years.

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Politics

ScoMo Has Had An Absolute Shocker Of A Week

3 min read

Some weeks in Canberra you just can't take a trick.

Politics

Politics

What The XXXX? The Push To Split QLD Into Separate States

6 min read

"We're big enough and strong enough and wealthy enough to represent ourselves".

Updated

Updated

Scott Morrison Deletes And Apologises For Excruciatingly Bad Video

2 min read

If you got a $100 bill put your hand up.

Politics

Politics

Joyce Accused Turnbull Of 'Active Campaign' To Sabotage Government

3 min read

"That is bitterly disappointing".

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Politics

Larissa Waters, Back In The Senate, 'Proud' She Quit After Section 44 Issues

4 min read

"You've only got one chance to do the right thing. I don't regret it at all."

Politics

Politics

Exclusive: Quaedvlieg Disputes Dutton's 'Rambling' Question Time Claims

3 min read

Former Border Force boss slams Dutton's as "a bit odd".

Politics

Politics

Dutton Brought Actual Dirt Files Into Parliament, Slammed Quaedvlieg Again

3 min read

Quaedvlieg called the claims "disgusting and offensive".

Politics

Politics

There Could Be A Fourth Dutton Au Pair Case, Roman Quaedvlieg Claims

2 min read

Two pairs of au pairs?

Politics

Politics

Parliament's Most Awkward And Stupid Moments

1 min read

It's the Muppet Show in here some days.

Politics

Politics

Christopher Pyne Blames Labor For Liberal Leadership Chaos

2 min read

"The change in the leader is not the right thing to do".

Politics

Politics

It's Going To Be A Wild Week In Parliament

4 min read

The circus is back in town.

Politics

Politics

The Unprecedented Storm Hitting Peter Dutton

4 min read

Multiple issues could lead to him being forced from parliament altogether

Politics

Politics

Barnaby Joyce Sex Harassment Investigation Ends With No Determination

1 min read

"This outcome simply isn't good enough," Joyce's accuser said.

Politics

Politics

Australia's Next Election Will Be The Battle Of The Daggy Dads

4 min read

Meat pies, footy, baseball caps... and Parliament House.

Politics

Politics

AFL Boss McLachlan Also Lobbied For Polo Player Visa

3 min read

What's the go with the a̶u̶ ̶p̶a̶i̶r̶s̶ polo player?

Politics

Politics

Dutton AFL Au Pair Email Leak Referred To Federal Police

2 min read

The 'what's the go with the au pairs?' Senate inquiry has kicked off.

Politics

Politics

Exclusive: French Au Pair 'Scared' By Dutton Visa Scandal

1 min read

Alexandra Deuwel's family said she didn't know anything about the visa drama.

Politics

Politics

Dutton 'May Have Misled Parliament' With Au Pair Answer, Greens Say

3 min read

"He urgently needs to explain himself"

Views

Views

Alas Poor Malcolm, We Didn't Know Him Well

5 min read

Too right-wing for Labor, too left-wing for the Liberals

Politics

Politics

'Don't Keep Saying That!': Katter Blows Up

4 min read

Firebrand MP defends Anning "final solution" speech, wants a breakaway North QLD state

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

PM Scott Morrison Has Blocked Lots Of People On Twitter

5 min read

"It sends the wrong message if you're meant to be representing the people."

Politics

Politics

ScoMo Borrowed The Veep 'Continuity And Change' Slogan Again

1 min read

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS AGAIN???

Politics

Politics

Yes, We Have A PM, But The Battle For The Soul Of The Liberal Party Lives On

4 min read

The festering wound has been ripped open and may not be about to heal.

Politics

Politics

Turnbull A Man Of Many Achievements, According To Himself

4 min read

Claimed Australians would be "shaking their head in disbelief" at the "deliberate destructive action" of #Libspill.

Politics

Politics

The State Of Play Right Now In #LibSpill

2 min read

It's now potentially a four-way contest for the top job.

Politics

Politics

Liberals Try To Force Turnbull Challenge

1 min read

Liberal MPs are reportedly trying to get Malcolm Turnbull to call a party room meeting to face a leadership challenge from Peter Dutton on Wednesday night.

Politics

Politics

Eligibility Questions Cloud Tumultuous Day In Parliament

3 min read

"He has legal advice but I have not read it," Turnbull said.

Politics

Politics

Is it Still On? Here's What Could Happen Now In The #LibSpill

4 min read

Here's how this could play out from here.

Politics

Politics

Peter Dutton Is Openly Planning Another Leadership Challenge

1 min read

"If I believe that a majority of colleagues support me, then I would consider my position"

Politics

Politics

Dutton Lost Today, But History Says He'll Win The Next One

3 min read

We're perfectly following the script of other famous leadership coups.

Politics

Politics

Jenny Macklin Yells The Question We're All Wondering

1 min read

It was loud enough to wake the "dead man walking."

Politics

Politics

'I Was A Complete Mess': What Saved Sam Dastyari After His Disgrace

5 min read

"I’m a much sadder person... this kicked the shit out of me."

Politics

Politics

When Is The Next Federal Election?

4 min read

There's a lot of factors in play, and a few elections coming next year to worry about.

Politics

Politics

What Finally Brought Our Political Leaders Together

3 min read

"We know racism fills the silences, discrimination thrives in the darkness"

Politics

Politics

Even Pauline Hanson Was 'Appalled' By the 'Final Solution' Speech

3 min read

"I felt like I was trapped in a Ku Klux Klan rally".

World

World

Police Raid Homes After London Parliament 'Terrorist Incident'

2 min read

The driver, a UK national, has been detained on suspicion of terrorist offences.

Politics

Politics

Even Liberal MPs Are Opting Out Of My Health

3 min read

Labor wants the three-month opt-out period extended.

Politics

Politics

What's At Stake In The Five By-Election 'Super Saturday'

5 min read

Both Shorten and Turnbull are sweating on the results to keep their jobs.

Politics

Politics

Euthanasia Debate To Dominate Federal Parliament This Week

5 min read

A bill to allow the ACT and NT to make laws on euthanasia.

Politics

Politics

The Pepper Spray Debate That Launched The Leyonhjelm Diatribe

2 min read

An "ill-conceived, blundering" idea kickstarted the whole ugly mess.