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Politics

Australia's Budget Set To Reach First Surplus In Over A Decade

2 min read

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is expecting a federal budget surplus of $4.1 billion in mid-2020, almost double the $2.2 billion projected in the May budget.

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

Opinions Divided As Morrison Announces Foreign Policy Shake-Up

2 min read

The Prime Minister has offered a solution to the controversy he sparked when he floated the idea of shifting Australia’s embassy in Israel in October.

World

World

'Risky' Move: Morrison Recognises Jerusalem As Israel Capital, Won't Move Embassy

2 min read

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the government's decision to formally recognise West Jerusalem as Israel's capital in a speech on Saturday.

News

News

What Did Aussies Google Search The Most In 2018?

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We reveal some of the most popular Google searches in Australia for 2018

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.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Seven-Year-Old Girl Takes Father To Police Over Toilet

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap: Seniors Arrested For Having 10 Kilos Of Cocaine On Cruise Ship

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

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.

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.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap: Mighty Ducks Star Shaun Weiss Arrested

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

National

National

Shorten: Eating Disorders Are A 'National Crisis' And It's Time Morrison Admits It

4 min read

The Opposition Leader wrote a letter to the Prime Minister urging the fellow dad of two girls to tackle the epidemic.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap: Secret-Syrupy-Sexcapade Sees Man Charged

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

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.

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

Trump Plays Nice With China At G20, Agrees To Ceasefire In War He Started

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After months of turmoil for the global economy, the US President has offered a truce in his trade war with China.

World

World

German Chancellor Caught Using Cheat Sheet For Scott Morrison Meeting

1 min read

Angela Merkel has seen so many prime ministers, she needed a quick refresher in her meeting with Scott Morrison

World

World

Creepy Handshakes And The Ghost Of Khashoggi: Welcome To G20 Summit In Argentina

3 min read

The world's most powerful rulers have convened in Buenos Aires, the first time the annual forum has met in South America. And despite the Saudi Crown Prince's best efforts, he keeps getting cornered about Jamal Khashoggi.

Politics

Politics

Scott Morrison All Smiles During Last-Minute G20 Meeting With Trump

1 min read

Donald Trump barely cracked a smile when he met a beaming Scott Morrison in Argentina on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

Politics

Politics

Donald Trump Says Scott Morrison Has Done A 'Fantastic Job' As PM

2 min read

Donald Trump has told Scott Morrison he has done "a fantastic job in a very short period of time" as prime minister.

National

National

Australia Emissions Set To Skyrocket To Seven Year High

2 min read

Ahead of the start of climate talks in Poland next week, the latest report shows Australia's greenhouse emissions are at their highest level since 2011.

National

National

All The Best Signs From The School Climate Strikes Around Australia

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The controversial Strike 4 Climate Change has been criticised this week by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, but that didn't stop countless students from gathering in public squares nationwide.

Waleed Aly

Waleed Aly

To ScoMo's Party, Even School Kids Are The Enemy When It Comes To Climate Change

5 min read

Of the squillion words to have been published about the disintegration of the Liberal Party since the catastrophe in Victoria, these are the ones I’ve found most telling.

Politics

Politics

Morrison Fails To Come Up Trumps For G20

2 min read

A White House schedule for the G20 summit reveals Prime Minister Scott Morrison will miss out on his first formal one-on-one meeting with US President Donald Trump in Argentina.

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

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

'More Learning, Less Activism': Morrison Urges Students Not To Protest Climate Change

1 min read

Scott Morrison has been labelled "out of touch" for angrily condemning a national student strike to protest government inaction on climate change.

The Project

The Project

'It's Very Trumpian': Pamela Anderson Compares ScoMo To Donald Trump

2 min read

Speaking for the first time since her public spat with Scott Morrison, Pamela Anderson admits she wasn't surprised by the PM's lewd comments.

Politics

Politics

Pamela Anderson Is Live On The Project After THOSE Scott Morrison Comments

2 min read

The Baywatch star turned feminist and animal activist, is live on The Sunday Project, a week after her very public spat with our PM.

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

Aussie Extremists Could Lose Citizenship Under New Proposed Laws

2 min read

Australian-born terrorists could soon be stripped of their citizenship and kicked out of the country far more easily, under sweeping new powers to be debated in parliament before Christmas.

Politics

Politics

Morrison Calls Tasmanian Gender Law Rush 'Ridiculous'

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Tasmania is poised to become to first state to make it optional to include gender on birth certificates, but the prime minister has slammed the push as "ridiculous".

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.

Hannah Clarke

Hannah Clarke

I’m A Teacher And This Is Why I’ll Be Walking Off The Job For Refugees

5 min read

In my class I have a new student, a-six-year-old boy who has spent the last five years in Australia’s refugee camp on Nauru.

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.

Politics

Politics

APEC Leaders Fail To Come To 'Agreement' On Traditional Summit Communique

2 min read

Foreign leaders have been unable to come to an 'agreement' on their traditional APEC communique, forcing host nation Papua New Guinea to release a "Chair Consensus" according to Canadian PM, Justin Trudeau.

Politics

Politics

APEC Meeting Ends In Dispute And Controversy

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China and the United States are escalating tensions in the Pacific over trade and security but Scott Morrison insists progress is being made.

National

National

Pamela Anderson Blasts Scott Morrison For 'Smutty, Unnecessary' Comments On Assange

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been slammed for his comments following calls from Pamela Anderson to help WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

World

World

Australia Invests Millions To Give Electricity To Papua New Guinea

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Australia will pour money into a huge joint effort to electrify Papua New Guinea, in one of the largest projects in the Pacific nation's history.

Politics

Politics

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

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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.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Australia, I Beg You To Make The PM Shut Up About Onions

5 min read

I don’t know what it is about this country and onions, but it’s deeply disturbing.

Erin Cook

Erin Cook

ScoMo Swaps His Bus For A Plane To Face First Major Test On World Stage

6 min read

Scott Morrison is trading in his big blue bus for a plane this month as the Asia Pacific hits what's known as the summit season.

Updated

Updated

Morrison Reverses Foodbank Funding Cut After Public Outcry

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

Politics

Politics

27 Times Our PM ScoMo Was Mad For Caps

27 photos

Scott Morrison likes to cap off each appearance with fresh headgear. But is he a bad hatter?

Politics

Politics

Morrison Refuses To Commit To Nauru Kids Christmas Deadline

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A reported plan to get all refugee kids off Nauru by Christmas hasn't been backed by Scott Morrison, as he appeared on Studio 10 on Monday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Morrison's Money For The Pacific And Trump's Midterm 'Success'

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

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

The Aussie Musos ScoMo Should Have Had On His Spotify Playlist

2 min read

Australia's PM made the ultimate slip-up on Monday when his Spotify playlist of a whopping 147 tracks was revealed to contain *one* homegrown song.

Comedy

Comedy

The Prime Minister, Now In Bus Form

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It’s the party bus! The Liberal National Party bus!

National

National

Vets Fear Embarrassment Over 'Americanised' Treatment on Planes

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Plans to honour defence veterans on airlines have elicited mixed reactions from ex-service members, with some praising the recognition while others say it could be "embarrassing".

Charles Firth

Charles Firth

The Libs Are Losing Ground For The Same Reason America Is Tearing Itself Apart

5 min read

As the United States heads to its midterm elections on Tuesday (Wednesday Australian time), the “united” part of its name is looking pretty ironic.

Politics

Politics

Kerryn Phelps To Be Declared Wentworth By-Election Winner

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More than a fortnight after the Wentworth by-election, Dr Kerryn Phelps is expected be announced as the winner on Monday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Lion Air Black Box Found And Dutton On Nauru

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

Views

Views

Refugee Kids Are Finally Getting Off Nauru, After Years In Limbo

4 min read

After five years, mounting public outrage, countless pleas for action from doctors, lawyers and politicians -- the kids are finally getting off Nauru.

Politics

Politics

Turnbull Lashes Out At Morrison With A Few 'Facts' About Bali Mission

2 min read

Malcolm Turnbull has publicly slapped down his successor Scott Morrison, rebuking the current PM's claims that he wasn't meant to talk about sensitive policy matters when he was in Bali.

National

National

Atlassian's Mike Cannon-Brookes Calls Scott Morrison's Power Plans 'Bull****'

1 min read

Australian billionaire and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brooks has called out Prime Minister Scott Morrison over his promise to reduce power bills.

Simon Bradshaw

Simon Bradshaw

Dear Mr Morrison, Can We Remind You About The Problems With Coal?

5 min read

Over the past month, the Australian Government has been given a thunderous message about the need to do more to tackle climate change and leave our coal in the ground:

Gary Nunn

Gary Nunn

The Move To Ban Morrison From Mardi Gras Must Be Defeated

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Sitting on my windowsill is a framed collage of every front page splash from that triumphant day the marriage equality Yes vote was announced, and in the corner of that frame is a badge with two words: stronger together.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

$5 Billion Drought Fund And More Explosive Packages In US

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

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.

Richie Merzian

Richie Merzian

Why Wentworth Was A Message To The Government On Climate Change

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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

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

National

National

What A National Apology Means For Child Sexual Abuse Survivors

8 min read

Roy Janetzki kept the sexual abuse he suffered as a child a secret until the royal commission -- even from his wife of now 43 years.

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

The Interesting Wentworth By-Election Candidates You've Probably Never Heard Of

2 min read

An Indigenous advocate for refugees, a passionate arts champion and a young woman who called ScoMo "a daggy dad prime minister" feature on Saturday's ballot.

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.

Politics

Politics

Watch This Dog Crash Scott Morrison's Press Conference

2 min read

It's the last day before the Wentworth by-election and a dog has taken some of the spotlight from the PM's campaign for Liberal candidate Dave Sharma.

Politics

Politics

Scott Morrison's Personal Website Hijacked By Troll

2 min read

Scotty really doesn't know about renewing a domain name.

Gary Nunn

Gary Nunn

ScoMo And Harry On The Harbour Bridge Won't Be A Good Look For Australia

6 min read

Today, a photo will be beamed around the world that will define who we are in 2018 -- but it won’t be a good look for Australia.

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.

National

National

Ian Kiernan Remembered As Passionate, A 'Top Bloke', And 'On Right Side Of History'

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Clean Up Australia founder Ian Kiernan is being remembered as an environmental pioneer, a "top bloke", and as someone who made a real difference to the world.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Royals Fly To Dubbo And Morrison's Jerusalem Move 'Dangerous'

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Most Oppose Gay School Discrimination; Harry And Meghan Arrive

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Politics

Politics

Job Seekers Told To Pick Fruit Or Lose Welfare Payments

2 min read

Scott Morrison has called on Australians on the dole to get to work by helping struggling farmers.

National

National

Morrison Will Change Laws To Protect LGBTQI Students From Expulsion

1 min read

The government does not support the expulsion of gay students from religious non-state schools, the PM made clear.

National

National

No School Should Discriminate Against Gay Kids: PM

2 min read

The Prime Minister has come out in support for gay kids attending religious schools, ending his near-silence on the debate which has been raging since Wednesday.

Comedy

Comedy

ScoMo Smashes A Breakfast Beer

1 min read

The PM seems to be channeling the great Bob Hawke

Alex Greenwich

Alex Greenwich

Is ScoMo A PM For ALL Australians Or Just Straight Ones?

3 min read

In 2015 I reached out to young LGBTI Australians to hear about their experiences of discrimination in private religious schools, while consulting on a bill to prevent students from being expelled from school for being gay.

Politics

Politics

Experts Slam 'Discriminatory' Regional Migrants Plan

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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.

National

National

PM Laughs Off Opera House Anger: 'It's Not As Though They're Painting It'

2 min read

Scott Morrison has laughed off critics of racing ads to be displayed on the Sydney Opera House as public anger grows.

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.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Before We Defend January 26, Let's Be Honest About What Really Happened

5 min read

It is unlikely that the debate over Australia Day will ever really go away.

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

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.

News

News

Michelle Guthrie Dumped As ABC Boss

3 min read

Michelle Guthrie is "devastated" by her dumping as ABC managing director, and is considering legal action.

National

National

Curiously, The Former Border Force Head Also Has A Memento To The Stopped Boats

2 min read

Scott Morrison's tribute to "stopping the boats" which sits in his office is not the only one floating around, and ten daily understands there may be several.

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.

Rebecca Shaw

Rebecca Shaw

Why ScoMo's First Few Weeks In Office Have Me Worried

4 min read

A couple of weekends ago I went to the Opera House to watch an event called Queerstories.

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.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Flooding Fears In North Carolina, Renewed Pill Testing Calls

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday morning.

Politics

Politics

Scott Morrison And Fatman Scoop Are Still Bro'ing It Up

1 min read

Picture it: Scott Morrison and Fatman Scoop kicking it at RnB Fridays.

Updated

Updated

Fatman Scoop Ft. ScoMo -- It's Happening

1 min read

What a 24 hours it has been.

Politics

Politics

ScoMo Has Had An Absolute Shocker Of A Week

3 min read

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