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Politics

Australia’s Marathon Wentworth By-Election: What You Need To Know

4 min read

Independent Kerryn Phelps is on track to officially claim a historic by-election win in Wentworth, despite a nervous day of counting that saw the Liberals have a sniff of an unlikely win.

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

Climate Policy Won't Change Despite Wentworth Disaster, Treasurer Says

2 min read

Not even being on track for a minority government will force the coalition into a shift in thinking on climate change, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has confirmed.

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

'Archaic' NSW Should Legalise Abortion, Lawyers Say

1 min read

Australian human rights lawyers have called out the NSW government for its "extraordinarily archaic" position on abortion and urged the state to follow Queensland's example.

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

This Is How Bill Shorten Plans To Win The Next Election For Labor

1 min read

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has dismissed Bill Shorten's five-point election manifesto, saying the Labor leader's sole objective is hiking taxes.

Politics

Politics

Australia Condemns 'Malicious' Russia Over Hacking

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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

Abbott A 'Miserable Ghost', Turnbull Says

2 min read

Malcolm Turnbull has described former prime ministers Tony Abbott and Kevin Rudd as "miserable ghosts" while delivering a brutal assessment of the federal government.

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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'.

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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.

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Politics

The Unprecedented Storm Hitting Peter Dutton

4 min read

Multiple issues could lead to him being forced from parliament altogether

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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.

Politics

Politics

Sarah Hanson-Young Seeks Legal Advice Over 'Reprehensible' Sexist Slur

3 min read

Calls on Leyonhjelm to resign from parliament.

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Politics

Labor MP Refuses To Back Shorten In Painful Interview

2 min read

"Let’s have a conversation about that another time," he dodged.

Politics

Politics

Pauline Hanson Is Getting Roasted For Flip-Flops On Tax Cuts

2 min read

Called "the Vicky Pollard of the Senate"

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Politics

Why Is Bill Shorten So Unpopular?

5 min read

He leads the more popular party -- but why can't the Opposition leader cut through?

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Politics

Charities Beg For Change To 'Chilling' New Security Laws

5 min read

Human rights groups to "operate in fear" under new laws.

Politics

Politics

Government Tax Cuts: What You Need To Know

4 min read

What the new tax cuts mean for you.

Politics

Politics

Australia Loses Batman And Won't Get 'Cox'

3 min read

The Liberal MP was embarrassed, but the AEC rejected those claims.

Politics

Politics

Refugees Dying, Fearing Poverty As Refugee Week Marked In Australia

6 min read

Government policy changes "like sitting on a timebomb", one asylum seeker said.

Politics

Politics

Greens Urge Crossbench To Vote Down Centrelink Drug Tests

3 min read

"Health and addiction experts have overwhelmingly rejected this proposal"

Views

Views

The Liberals Are Bananas If They Support A Sell-Off Of The ABC

5 min read

Labor have their next election slogan locked in.

Sport

Sport

Even The PM Is Upset About Optus World Cup Streaming Dramas

3 min read

"Thank you Optus Sport. You have ruined my 2018 World Cup experience"

Politics

Politics

'Humane' Refugee Bill Introduced To Parliament

2 min read

New bill to "dismantle Australia's current offshore immigration detention".

Politics

Politics

Clive Palmer Gives Media A Spray In Bizarre Comeback Presser

3 min read

Former One Nation senator Brian Burston has joined Palmer's new United Australia Party.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Queenlanders Feeling Blue, Kardashian's Visit Pays Off And Zuckerberg Under Fire Again

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday morning.

Politics

Politics

Australia's Right-Wing Have The Tommy Robinson Case So Wrong

5 min read

Few seem to understand even the basic facts around the case or his arrest.

Politics

Politics

Barnaby's 'Nothingburger' Of An Interview Won't Stop The 'Circus'

5 min read

Heavy on cute baby pictures, light on any serious detail or answers.

Politics

Politics

David Leyonhjelm Says Latham One Nation Rumours 'Utter Crap'

2 min read

"He's a Liberal Democrat at the moment and I haven't heard anything to the contrary."

Politics

Politics

Pauline Hanson Orders Burston To Resign From Senate

1 min read

"I no longer have confidence in you," Hanson told Burston

Politics

Politics

One Nation's Spectacular Implosion

4 min read

It might mean the end of the modern One Nation, as a political force.

Politics

Politics

One Nation: 'We Are The Losers'

3 min read

Hanson claims her NSW senator "sold out".

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.

Politics

Politics

Cash Asks To Have Subpoena Set Aside Over AWU Raids

3 min read

Jobs minister Michaelia Cash ordered to appear in court in August.

Politics

Politics

Joyce Blames New Partner Vikki Campion For Paid Interview

4 min read

"I think most Australians are pretty disgusted by it," finance minister Kelly O'Dwyer said.

Politics

Politics

Another Shocking Week In Refugee Detention That Our Pollies Would Sooner Ignore

8 min read

One refugee dead, one dying, a devastating fire and more political bickering than action.

Politics

Politics

Clive Palmer Has Written A Book And Parliament Is Not Impressed

2 min read

We're going to need a bigger bin.

Politics

Politics

Liberal Senator Claims Racism 'Very Isolated' Because Johnathan Thurston Is A QLD Hero

3 min read

"I might live in a bubble perhaps," Macdonald said, and yep its tough to disagree.