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All the news you need to know this Tuesday.
All the news you need to know this Tuesday.
Australia's thalidomide survivors should get an apology and increased compensation, according to the Senate, but the government is still dragging its heels.
The Greens and Labor have failed to persuade parliament to declare a climate emergency, with the government voting down the measure.
There are up to 17 times as many job seekers as job vacancies in Australia. Even if every person on welfare could work, the positions simply don’t exist.
The term “maiden” for a Parliamentarian’s first speech to the Chamber in which they sit is one of the few politically incorrect terms to survive in the modern era.
Victorian Labor politician Will Fowles has allegedly destroyed the door to a room in a Canberra hotel after being told he was unable to access his belongings.
Pill testing is "dangerous and unfounded", the health minister has claimed, in slapping down the harm minimisation strategy despite a growing group of experts in support of the move.
When George Bush Sr (George W’s father) was running for President of the United States in 1988, the political catchphrase “MO” was coined.
Scott Morrison just did a very bizarre impression of Sacha Baron Cohen's Kazakh journalist in parliament.
Labor's Penny Wong has slammed far-right senator Fraser Anning as "pathetic" and "shameful", as the parliament moved to censure him for his comments following the Christchurch terror attack.
A key plank of the federal Budget has lasted just 12 hours before a major facelift, with the government caving in to extend a one-off energy payment to people on the Newstart welfare payment.
ANALYSIS: Scott Morrison is fighting for his political life with this Budget.
The Nationals are waging internal war again, with Michael McCormack and Barnaby Joyce trading barbs and insults in the media.
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.
Who’s this man? More than one in four Aussies wouldn’t be able to pick our Prime Minister out of a lineup, according to a surprising new report.
Scott Morrison has become the first sitting Prime Minister to visit Christmas Island, but critics have slammed his daytrip as a waste of cash.
A landmark deal, nine years in the making, has finally been signed in Jakarta -- and is hoped to massively boost Australia's trade to one of our closest neighbours.
In a sign of some truly baffling things to come, a former Married At First Sight groom is throwing his hat in the ring at the upcoming federal election.
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.
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".
Deputy Nationals leader Bridget McKenzie has come under fire for posting a photograph of herself appearing to mock obese people at the National Obesity Summit.
It has been an exciting week in Australian politics, and believe me that’s not a sentence that has come up very often over the last couple of centuries.
Most Australians must look on in horror and wonder how one senator can smear blood on the door of another senator’s office without repercussions.
The week started with a historic loss. It ended with a disgusting admission from a bumbling senator.
Brian Burston has admitted smearing blood on Pauline Hanson's door and the One Nation leader's advisor has been banned from Parliament House, ending a dramatic day in Canberra after a fight between the pair on Wednesday.
If you think about it, this is all Peter Dutton's fault.
Legislation to expedite medical evacuations of refugees and asylum seekers to Australia has passed the Senate, after yesterday passing the House of Representatives.
Australia's startup industry is fighting what it says are troubling aspects of the federal government's encryption bill.
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.
As politicians continue to debate over the future of medical transfers, a few dozen refugees are sitting in a PNG hospital, awaiting medical treatment.
A growing field of opponents are lining up to take on Tony Abbott -- but the Member for Warringah could be saved by the sheer number of people who want to battle him for his spot in parliament.
There are times when it becomes necessary to lead by example and do something boldly different.
Fraser Anning has defended spending thousands of taxpayer dollars on flights to attend a rally organised by far-right extremists, and again denied there were neo-Nazi supporters among the protesters.
Nationals MP Andrew Broad will not contest the next federal election amid claims of inappropriate behaviour towards a young woman.
Explosive allegations made in a gossip magazine have led to a federal assistant minister stepping down.
The door to Fraser Anning’s office in Parliament House has two nods to the party-hopping senator’s short but incendiary political history.
Knifings, sackings, backroom coups and a heap of belly-gazing -- the drama in federal politics has taken out a dubious honour.
Conservative MPs have started voting on the leadership of May as the political firestorm over Brexit continues to escalate.
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.
It was a moment of frustration that lead to a controversial, yet highly symbolic protest after another day of Brexit indecision.
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.
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.
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 can be a tough game, but one player wrapped up the year with a good humoured song.
New national security laws dealing with encrypted communications are likely to pass parliament by the end of the week.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
Mining giant Adani will now self-finance its controversial Carmichael coal mine project, and claimed works will start "imminently".
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.
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.
It's a Wednesday, just before lunchtime, and Solomon, Rose and Matilda would normally be in the classroom right now.
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.
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.
The Wentworth by-election was a disaster. The landslide Victorian election loss is even worse.
Peter Dutton will miss at least one of the final two parliamentary sittings for the year following an injury.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Malcolm Turnbull has unleashed on his former Liberal colleagues, calling his dumping as PM "crazy" and "pointless".
Baseball caps, daggy slang and policy on the run have been the main hallmarks of the new PM's short time in office.
The new federal MP will seek an urgent briefing on Peter Dutton's potential section 44 eligibility issue.
Senator Fraser Anning has been booted out of Bob Katter's political party over his appeals to racism.
Jumping on a plane to Indonesia doesn't normally cause this much fuss.
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.
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'.
Phelps' likely win in Wentworth will see the government's numbers drop from 76 to 75 in the 150-seat House of Representatives.
Scott Morrison's government is in chaos, wracked with internal division and ill discipline.
Maybe it was called too early, because the margin in Wentworth is just a few hundred votes.
Wentworth voters are still angry about Malcolm Turnbull's dumping, and are ready to punish the Liberals.
If Kerryn Phelps was a chocolate, she'd be "something dark" with a "sensible centre".
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government is considering accepting New Zealand's long-standing offer to resettle refugees languishing on the islands.
"Administrative error" was to blame for supporting a white nationalist motion put up by Pauline Hanson, the government says.
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.
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.
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.
Australia has called out "malicious" cyber activity from Russia's military, backing British accusations that the government has targeted politics, business and media.
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.
Former One Nation senator has been removed from Facebook after his video was deemed 'hate speech'.
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.
In news that won't surprise many, money buys access and results in Australian politics, according to a new Grattan Institute report.
He has a truck, a loudspeaker, a motor-mouth and seemingly endless energy -- and he's coming to a town near you.
It's been a rough week for Robert Edwards and his staff.
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.
Scott Morrison, the former immigration minister, is clearly proud of his past.
All the news you need to know this Tuesday.
Kristina Shepherd's father George was in the Bupa Seaforth aged care home for just 21 days before she pulled him out.
Newstart payments haven't increased in 24 years.
Some weeks in Canberra you just can't take a trick.
"We're big enough and strong enough and wealthy enough to represent ourselves".
If you got a $100 bill put your hand up.
"That is bitterly disappointing".
"You've only got one chance to do the right thing. I don't regret it at all."
Former Border Force boss slams Dutton's as "a bit odd".
Quaedvlieg called the claims "disgusting and offensive".
Two pairs of au pairs?
It's the Muppet Show in here some days.