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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

'Living Hell': Refugees Scared Of Being Sent To Christmas Island

5 min read

Christmas Island's detention centre is a "living hell" and people in Australia's immigration detention system are petrified of being sent there, as the government moves to reopen the previously-shuttered facility.

Tech

Tech

'Sophisticated State Actor' Hacks Liberal And Labor Parties

1 min read

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed the computer networks of the federal parliament and major parties have come under "malicious" attack from a "state actor".

Politics

Politics

Here's The PM's Video Message To People Smugglers Being Beamed Around The World

1 min read

As the government deals with the political fallout of a historic loss on asylum seeker legislation in parliament, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has released a video message aimed directly at people smugglers themselves.

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.

Politics

Politics

Blood, Brawls, Boats: Our Parliament Is Slowly Imploding

4 min read

The week started with a historic loss. It ended with a disgusting admission from a bumbling senator.

Politics

Politics

Authorities In 'Race Against Time' To Check 1,000 Asylum Seekers

2 min read

Australia's security agencies are in a "race against time" to do background checks on asylum seekers after medical evacuation laws cleared parliament.

Politics

Politics

The Anatomy Of A Historic Government Loss In Parliament

5 min read

If you think about it, this is all Peter Dutton's fault.

Politics

Politics

Medical Transfer Bill To Become Law After Passing The Senate 36-34

2 min read

Legislation to expedite medical evacuations of refugees and asylum seekers to Australia has passed the Senate, after yesterday passing the House of Representatives.

Updated

Updated

Scott Morrison Reopens Christmas Island Detention Centre

2 min read

Scott Morrison has approved the reopening of a detention centre on Christmas Island in the wake of a bill that expedites medical evacuations of refugees and asylum seekers to Australia.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Police Hunt Mother Trying To Find Son A Date

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Politics

Politics

Government Suffers Historic Defeat On Refugee Bill

3 min read

The Coalition government has suffered a historic loss on its own legislation, throwing Scott Morrison's administration into chaos on the first day of the new sitting year.

Politics

Politics

They're Back: Parliament Sits For First Time In 2019 As Election Looms

1 min read

Federal parliament will sit for the first time in 2019 with Prime Minister Scott Morrison putting pressure on Labor over asylum seeker medical transfers.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

The Graphic Moment A Hockey Player Loses His Teeth During Game

2 min read

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

AusVotes 2019

AusVotes 2019

Australia's Set For A Stormy Year In Politics

3 min read

While the federal election could be as far away as May, campaign storm clouds are gathering fast.

Kelly O'Shanassy

Kelly O'Shanassy

When It Comes To The Environment, ScoMo Could Learn A Lesson From China

6 min read

The United States is known for audacious ideas. Some make little sense but are pursued relentlessly, like a border wall that will cost billions.

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

How The Banking Royal Commission Will Change Our Financial System

5 min read

So you're worried about the impact of the banking royal commission findings? We got experts to weigh in on what you should do.

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.

National

National

Is Australia's Multiculturalism Going Through A Mid-Life Crisis?

6 min read

Almost 50 years since Australia adopted multiculturalism as a government policy, and its premise is still being debated. One conservative thinker says "promoting diversity for its own sake" is no longer good enough.

Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford

Sorry, ScoMo, But A Million Jobs Ain't What They Used To Be

5 min read

A million seems like a big number.

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.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Teenage Paedophile Jailed For Abusing Toddlers

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

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

Changing Australia Day Date 'Just The First Step' For Indigenous People

5 min read

The debate around changing Australia Day intensifies every year. It's a January fixture as regular as BBQs, beer and beaches.

Amy Thunig

Amy Thunig

Australia, Who The Bloody Hell Are You?

7 min read

As January 26 approaches for 2019, there has been an increase, more perhaps than in previous memory, of public discussion and impassioned debate about the event we have come to know as ‘Australia Day’.

Politics

Politics

Liberal Candidate Unleashes On Scott Morrison After Being Dumped

2 min read

An extraordinary spray has been launched at Scott Morrison, with a dumped Liberal candidate claiming the PM “betrayed” local voters and the Liberal party doesn't "support democracy or act with integrity."

National

National

Captain Cook's Replica Ship Is Going On A Trip He Never Went On, Morrison Announces

3 min read

Scott Morrison has announced a replica of Captain Cook's HMB Endeavour will circumnavigate Australia -- despite the original never having done so.

Josh Butler

Josh Butler

Is It Too Late For ScoMo's Government To Save Itself?

4 min read

To desert a sinking ship, or go down with it -- that's the choice many Coalition MPs seem to be tossing up, with just a few short months until the government is expected to cop a resounding spanking at the federal election.

Gary Nunn

Gary Nunn

Becoming An Aussie Was My Proudest Moment But I’m Glad It Didn’t Happen On Australia Day

5 min read

In a blustering bid to reignite his conservative base, the Prime Minister began his week by announcing he’d force councils to hold citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day.

Richie Merzian

Richie Merzian

Australia Just Marked Its Third Hottest Year Ever, And ScoMo Is Making It Worse

5 min read

It’s getting hot in here.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman Drags Puppy Behind Scooter Until Its Paws Bleed

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap: Bizarre Video Exposes Prowler Licking Doorbell For Three Hours

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Politics

Politics

Sloppy Photoshop Job Leaves ScoMo With Two Left Feet

2 min read

It's only the ninth day of the new year, but the first political scandal of 2019 has already hit the Prime Minister. 

Life

Life

We Asked A Psychic For Her 2019 Predictions About World Events

4 min read

Rose Smith has been in the psychic game for as long as she can remember.

Health

Health

'It Could Have Saved Our Daughter': Life-Changing Multiple Sclerosis Drug

3 min read

The parents of a promising athlete who lost her brave battle with Multiple Sclerosis are "absolutely thrilled" with the listing of a new medicine on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Here's A List Of Animals That Resemble World Leaders. And Vice Versa.

5 min read

I must confess I feel a bit sorry for Dermophis donaldtrumpi.

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.

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.

News

News

What Did Aussies Google Search The Most In 2018?

1 min read

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

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

2 min read

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.

National

National

All The Best Signs From The School Climate Strikes Around Australia

2 min read

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.

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.

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.

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.

National

National

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

1 min read

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

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.

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

2 min read

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

3 min read

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

2 min read

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

National

National

Vets Fear Embarrassment Over 'Americanised' Treatment on Planes

5 min read

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

1 min read

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

5 min read

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

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.

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.