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Mike Nahan Quits WA Liberal Party Leadership

1 min read

West Australian opposition leader Mike Nahan has quit the Liberal Party leadership, just hours after rejecting claims he had drafted a resignation letter.

Sam Dastyari

Sam Dastyari

It's No Bad Thing If Bill Shorten Still Wants To Be PM

3 min read

Bill Shorten still wants to be Prime Minister. 

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

Australian Voters Don't Like Being Told Who They're Going To Vote For

3 min read

After the 2016 election I stated on television that the Liberal Party was an "election-winning machine".

#10YourVote

#10YourVote

'How Good Is Australia?': Morrison Claims 'Miracle' Victory

1 min read

The Liberals will retain government, winning the most unlikely of victories while Bill Shorten quit as Labor leader.

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Politics

Morrison Finally Explains What His ‘Promise Of Australia’ Slogan Actually Means

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It’s the term that has left many scratching their heads -- so here’s what the Prime Minister’s latest slogan means.

Cassandra Goldie

Cassandra Goldie

Tax Cuts Sound Great, But If ScoMo's Numbers Are Off, Expect Big Problems

4 min read

In this election, there has been a lot of talk about tax.

Politics

Politics

‘More Debt, Higher Prices’: Experts Poke Holes In First-Home Buyer Deposit Policy

4 min read

A bipartisan policy on housing affordability could lead to more expensive homes, experts say -- the exact opposite impact hoped for.

Politics

Politics

PM Drowned Out During Ill-Timed Housing Announcement

3 min read

He was out promoting a first homebuyers plan, but an ill-timed burst of building noise ironically interrupted the Prime Minister’s press conference.

Politics

Politics

Weird Things Aussies Are Googling About The Election

4 min read

Aussies are obsessed with height.

Alex Greenwich

Alex Greenwich

Why YES Voters Could Decide The Election

6 min read

The Federal election on May 18 will be the first held since the legislation of marriage equality in December 2017.

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

If You Think This Will Be The Election Of Minor Parties And Independents, Think Again

4 min read

Australia is one of the most stable, if not the most stable, democracies in the world.

Politics

Politics

Liberal Candidate Resigns After 'Appalling' Gay Comments, Criticism Of Tim Wilson

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Yet another election hopeful is in hot water, resigning from after comments about "homosexual lifestyle" carrying appalling health risks", in the latest outrageous online comment to stir controversy this campaign.

Anthony Albanese

Anthony Albanese

Inland Rail Is A Train Wreck. This Is The Only Way To Get It Back On Track

4 min read

When governments spend billions of dollars of public money on major transport projects, it is critical that they get the details right.

Abby Alexander

Abby Alexander

Women Don't Want To Enter #Auspol. But These 4 Are Running -- Here's Why

6 min read

Last year, a study released by PLAN International confirmed what many of us already knew to be true -- zero percent of young women in Australia aspired to, or planned to, enter politics as a career.

#YourVote

#YourVote

The 15 Critical Seats That Will Decide The Next Election

11 min read

The odd thing about this election is that the government needs to gain seats to hold onto power.

Your Vote

Your Vote

IT'S ON: Scott Morrison Has Called The Election For May 18

1 min read

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has finally called an election today, with May 18 the day Australia will head to the polls.

Politics

Politics

Julie Bishop Explains The Moment She Was Left Shocked On National TV

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Former Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has spilled on the moment that left her shocked on live television while appearing as a guest panellist on Studio 10.

Politics

Politics

Abbott's Re-Election Campaign Held Functions At Golf Club With Chinese Communist Ties

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Despite being warned by ASIO that businessmen with ties to the Chinese Communist Party sought to influence Australian politics, Abbott held two fundraisers with party affiliates, a joint investigation has revealed.

Views

Views

So-Called 'Fair Go' Budget Far Better For Rich Than Poor

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There was a little something for everyone in this scattergun election budget, but some groups got a far bigger serve from the Treasurer than others.

AusVotes 2019

AusVotes 2019

Julia Banks On Liberal Bullying, Bad Behaviour In Explosive Interview On The Project

3 min read

Liberal Party defector Julia Banks has levelled further explosive claims of bullying against former colleagues, claiming pre-selections were threatened and ministerial positions demanded during last year's leadership spill.

Waleed Aly

Waleed Aly

Would Julie Bishop Really Have Beaten Bill Shorten?

6 min read

Politicians famously don’t entertain hypotheticals.

Peter van Onselen

Peter van Onselen

How The Tax System Is Setting Young Aussies Up To Fail

5 min read

The inter-generational divide in this country is growing.

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.

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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."

Gary Nunn

Gary Nunn

Why Australia Needs Part-Time MPs

4 min read

There are times when it becomes necessary to lead by example and do something boldly different.

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.

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Politics

Federal LNP Candidate Apologises For Racist Anti-Muslim Facebook Posts

1 min read

An LNP candidate for the Far North Queensland seat of Herbert has apologised for racist remarks he made against the Muslim community.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Childhood Friends Die In Each Other's Arms

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Peter van Onselen

Peter van Onselen

Liberal National Party: Not Such A Happy Family

3 min read

The Barnaby Joyce and Craig Kelly saga was a mere sign of things to come.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Strategies For Dealing With Misbehaving Liberals

5 min read

Liberals. They bring us so much joy, but let’s be honest: there are times when they can be a handful.

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.

Political Analysis

Political Analysis

Why Julia Banks Quitting The Libs Is A Very Big Deal

3 min read

For Scott Morrison – losing a backbencher doesn’t sound like a big deal. But it is. A very big deal.

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.

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.

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.

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:

Louise McElvogue

Louise McElvogue

I Live In Wentworth And Saw Firsthand Why Voters Ditched The Libs

6 min read

It was the “Where’s Malcolm?” life-sized cut out that was the star attraction at the Watsons Bay polling booth in Wentworth last weekend, where I volunteered for the Independent candidate Dr Kerryn Phelps.

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 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.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

PM Cancels COAG Meeting, Strawberry Export Laws Announced

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Libspill Bullying Claims Deepen, Outrage After Journalists Jailed

3 min read

All the news you need to know on this Tuesday morning.

Politics

Politics

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

2 min read

She's had one hell of a week.

Politics

Politics

Australia, Please Welcome Your 'Next-Generation' Government

7 min read

Drum roll please...

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.

Politics

Politics

Why Julie Bishop Could Become PM

3 min read

She's got a track record so why not Bishop for PM?

Politics

Politics

#Libspill 'Is About Hate', Not Leadership Or Policy

3 min read

"You win leadership ballots by playing really, really dirty," Sam Dastyari tells ten daily.

Politics

Politics

The Honourable ScoMo Sworn In As PM

1 min read

Updates as Malcolm Turnbull's political fate is sealed and the country's prime minister decided in Canberra.

News

News

Tampon Tax 'Anomaly' To Finally Be Axed After Morrison Gives Green Light

2 min read

The tampon tax is set to be scrapped.

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Views

Should Three Dead Children Be 'Slightly Looked Over'?

3 min read

Three. Dead. Children. Shame on Craig Kelly.

National

National

'Used As A Punching Bag': Michelle Guthrie Hits Back At Liberal Party

2 min read

She provided new figures showing the ABC, far from needing to be privatised, was invaluable to the Australian community.