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Scott Morrison's Popularity Nosedives In Wake Of Bushfires: Poll

4 min read

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s popularity has taken a serious hit in the wake of the bushfire crisis, according to a new comprehensive poll.

Politics

Politics

Aussies On Coronavirus Cruise To Be Flown To Darwin For Quarantine

6 min read

A boatload of Australians stuck on a ship afflicted by the coronavirus will spend another 14 days in quarantine, with Qantas to fly them from Japan to Darwin.

Politics

Politics

RFS Denies Sacking Volunteer Firie Who Told PM To 'Get F***ed'

3 min read

A firefighter who told Scott Morrison to "get f**ked" on national TV during the bushfire crisis claims he was sacked after footage went viral -- but the RFS and PM have denied this happened.

Politics

Politics

'Green New Deal' Explained: The Radical Overhaul Hoped To Transform Australia

7 min read

We need a political revolution to address the crises in inequality, climate and jobs which are "smashing" Australia, paving the way for a radical 'Green New Deal' to overhaul the country's entire economy.

Professor And The Hack

Professor And The Hack

PODCAST: Political Terrorists

1 min read

The Professor And The Hack podcast takes a serious but fun poke at politics from two of the most experienced and trusted sources in the country.

Politics

Politics

How 'Smart' Indigenous Fire Management Could Help The Bushfire Crisis

8 min read

Governments would be "smart" to use traditional Indigenous cultural burning techniques to reduce bushfire risk, experts say, with thousands of years of knowledge potentially a key to mitigating danger.

Politics

Politics

'Not Smart': Barnaby Joyce Warns PM Over Cabinet Promotions

1 min read

Barnaby Joyce has issued a warning to the prime minister over the promotion of only those who backed Nationals leader Michael McCormack in the recent attempted coup, it has been reported.

Politics

Politics

Scott Morrison Has Spent As Much Time Globe-Trotting As Kevin '747' Rudd

3 min read

Scott Morrison has been dubbed 'the frequent flyer from the Shire' with new data showing the PM is on track to spend just as much time overseas as Kevin Rudd in his first two years as Prime Minister.

Professor And The Hack

Professor And The Hack

PODCAST: Who Do You Want at Your BBQ?

1 min read

The Professor And The Hack podcast takes a serious but fun poke at politics from two of the most experienced and trusted sources in the country.

Politics

Politics

WATCH: Do Aussies Have Any Idea Who Their Deputy PM Is?

1 min read

Michael McCormack has held onto his position as National Party leader and deputy Prime Minister. But does the Australian public know who he is? 

Politics

Politics

Albanese Says It's 'Fiction' That The Bushfire Crisis Couldn't Be Predicted

5 min read

Claims that Australia's "black summer" bushfire crisis was unforeseeable is "fiction" and the country is at "a turning point", said Labor leader Anthony Albanese as federal parliament mourned the fire victims.

Politics

Politics

Adam Bandt Wins Greens Leadership Vote To Replace Richard Di Natale

3 min read

Victorian MP Adam Bandt is the new leader of the Greens, winning the second party leadership vote in Canberra on Tuesday.

Politics

Politics

Barnaby Joyce Loses Nationals Leadership Vote, Michael McCormack Remains Deputy PM

2 min read

Barnaby Joyce will remain on the parliamentary backbench after failing to unseat Nationals leader Michael McCormack in a party room ballot.

Politics

Politics

It's On: Nationals Leadership Spill, Barnaby Joyce To Stand For Deputy PM

3 min read

Barnaby Joyce will challenge for the Nationals leadership tomorrow, with a fellow MP saying he would call for a party room spill and vote.

Politics

Politics

Greens Leader Richard Di Natale Quits Politics

3 min read

Senator Richard Di Natale has made the shock decision to quit federal politics to spend more time with his family, opening the way for a new Greens party leader.

Politics

Politics

Bridget McKenzie Resigns From Cabinet Over 'Sports Rorts' Scandal

4 min read

Scott Morrison has confirmed agriculture minister Bridget McKenzie will step down from cabinet over her involvement with the sports funding scandal.

Politics

Politics

Government Now Says Wuhan Evacuees Won't Be Charged For Christmas Island Flight

4 min read

The government now says Australians being evacuated from Wuhan will not be charged $1000 -- despite continually stating that fact in recent days.

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Exclusive

Sports Rorts Scandal: Email Reveals Morrison's Office Was Involved

2 min read

Scott Morrison was adamant his office wasn't involved in the sports rorts scandal, but 10 News First can reveal that the PM’s office was involved in directing where the millions in sports funding went.

National

National

Aussies In Wuhan Concerned About Christmas Island Plan

5 min read

Australians in Wuhan say they're unsure about the government's plan to evacuate them, with some questioning if they're better off staying put.

Politics

Politics

The Unanswered Questions Of Australia's Coronavirus Plan

6 min read

The plan to evacuate Australians from the coronavirus epicentre remains fuzzy, with questions of how to land a large plane on Christmas Island and how people will be treated there yet to be answered.

National

National

Qantas Working Out How To Get Evacuated Aussies To Christmas Island

3 min read

The government wants to evacuate Australians trapped in Wuhan and isolate them for two weeks on Christmas Island, however, the airline that's been asked to help is still trying to figure out how.

Politics

Politics

Scott Morrison's Phone Call Interrupted Jacinda Ardern's Press Conference

2 min read

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has laughed off having to reject a phone call from Scott Morrison, when he rang through in the middle of a press conference she was holding.

Politics

Politics

Federal Parliament To Devote Entire First Day Back To Bushfire Condolence Speeches

4 min read

Returning after a long summer break, Australia's federal politicians will give over their first day back exclusively to condolence motions honouring bushfire victims and responders.

Sam Dastyari

Sam Dastyari

Luckily For Bridget McKenzie, The Days Of Scandals Ruining Politicians Are Over

3 min read

There is an old saying: "you can survive anything in politics, except ridicule".

Professor And The Hack

Professor And The Hack

PODCAST: SPRORTS... It's just not cricket

1 min read

The Professor And The Hack podcast takes a serious but fun poke at politics from two of the most experienced and trusted sources in the country.

Politics

Politics

What's The 'Sports Rorts' Scandal And Why Does It Matter?

5 min read

We love a scandal with a rhyming name, don't we?

Josh Butler

Josh Butler

Why The Government's 'Resilience And Adaptation' Argument On Climate Change Is Madness

8 min read

Scotty from Marketing has a new climate slogan. Experts say it's "disturbing" and another way to avoid the real conversation.

Patrick Thomas

Patrick Thomas

The World's Generous Bushfire Response Highlights Our Foreign Aid Hypocrisy

5 min read

You know those struggling Pacific nations that often seem to need our help?

Professor And The Hack

Professor And The Hack

PODCAST: Meeting And Beating

1 min read

The Professor And The Hack podcast takes a serious but fun poke at politics from two of the most experienced and trusted sources in the country.

Sam Dastyari

Sam Dastyari

Why Photographs, Not Polls, Will Decide The Next Election

4 min read

The legendary late advertising guru Neil Lawrence used to make me watch the TV news with the sound turned off.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman Misses Out on $10k, But Gets Lifetime Supply Of Chicken

8 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday morning.

News

News

The Worst Takes On Australia's Bushfire Crisis (That Aren't Conspiracy Theories)

5 min read

Some things are better left unsaid, but the likes of Sam Newman and Israel Folau seem to always miss that memo.

Professor And The Hack

Professor And The Hack

PODCAST: Australian Fire Rages

1 min read

The Professor And The Hack podcast takes a serious but fun poke at politics from two of the most experienced and trusted sources in the country.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap: Dog Found Drowning In River Was Tied To A Heavy Rock

6 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Anthony Albanese Lashes Bushfire Conspiracy Theories Spread By 'Armchair' Critics

5 min read

Viral online claims that hazard reduction burns have been blocked are "not true", Labor leader Anthony Albanese said, criticising conspiracy theorists laying blame for bushfires at the feet of environmental activists.

Jane Caro

Jane Caro

The World Is Run By Right-Wing Bullies Useless In A Crisis

4 min read

When then Treasurer Scott Morrison brought a lump of coal into Federal parliament, he thought he was being really clever.

Politics

Politics

'Wake Up': Craig Kelly Slammed As 'Disgrace' In Trainwreck British TV Interview On Fires

4 min read

Liberal MP Craig Kelly has defended Scott Morrison's response to the bushfire crisis in a fiery interview on British TV that saw him slammed by the hosts as a 'climate denier' and a 'disgrace'.

National

National

All The Money Pledged Towards Australia's Bushfire Crisis

9 min read

As bushfires continue to ravage parts of the country, celebrities and governments have been opening their wallets to help fire-ravaged communities recover and rebuild.

Josh Butler

Josh Butler

Australia's Chance To Lead The Way On Climate Change Is Going Up In Smoke

8 min read

On the day 4000 people in Mallacoota had to run into the sea to escape fire, an article from Angus Taylor was published in The Australian newspaper saying Aussies should be proud of our climate change efforts.

Politics

Politics

Malcolm Turnbull's Tweets Are Quietly Roasting Scott Morrison On Climate Change

6 min read

Former PM Malcolm Turnbull has shared tweets blasting "a regrettable lack of leadership" from the man who replaced him, in a Christmas spree of sub-tweeting and shady likes.

National

National

'Merry Crisis': Aussie Artist Unveils Mural Of PM In Hawaiian Shirt

2 min read

An Australian artist has unveiled his latest in a long line of political murals, this time featuring Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Politics

Politics

Volunteer Firies Should Be Compensated So They Don't Fall Behind On Bills, Experts Say

7 min read

It is "the right time" to talk about paying or compensating volunteer firefighters battling bushfires, Victoria's Premier said, as debate ramps up over how to look after those on the frontlines of the national crisis.

Professor And The Hack

Professor And The Hack

PODCAST: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

1 min read

The Professor And The Hack podcast takes a serious but fun poke at politics from two of the most experienced and trusted sources in the country.

Politics

Politics

Morrison Shrugs Off Holiday Criticism, Says 'It's Time To Be Kind To Each Other'

5 min read

Scott Morrison says the "time for discussion" about his Hawaii holiday "is over", criticising what he claimed was "pointscoring" as fires raged nationwide.

Politics

Politics

Scott Morrison Once Scolded Ex-Police Chief For Going Out To Dinner During Bushfire Crisis

5 min read

As thousands of Australians tweet at the prime minister to ask #WhereTheBloodyHellAreYou? footage of Scott Morrison scolding a former police commissioner for having dinner during a bushfire crisis has come back to haunt him.

Professor And The Hack

Professor And The Hack

PODCAST: Now's Not the Time...

1 min read

The Professor And The Hack podcast takes a serious but fun poke at politics from two of the most experienced and trusted sources in the country.

End Of The 2010s

End Of The 2010s

Players Of #AusPol Past And Present Reflect On The 2010s

9 min read

What will the past decade in Australian politics likely be remembered for? It's a tough question to answer.

Politics

Politics

Thousands Ask The PM 'Where The Bloody Hell Are You' During Bushfire Crisis

3 min read

As parts of Australia battle an unrelenting bushfire emergency, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has taken a holiday with his family, prompting thousands to tweet at him #WhereTheBloodyHellAreYou?

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Boy, 8, Has Grains Surgically Removed After Being Forced To Kneel For Hours

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

AFL WAG Appeals For Help After Bloody Dog Attack

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

When You Deny Healthcare In The Name Of Religious Freedom, Women Die

6 min read

The air over NSW might be clogged with unprecedented levels of smoke (sorry, “haze”) but our incompetent, bloviated Federal Government would rather the public choke on something else.

Professor And The Hack

Professor And The Hack

PODCAST: The P.M. Dodges Questions While Albo Straddles A Barbed-Wire Fence

1 min read

The Professor And The Hack podcast takes a serious but fun poke at politics from two of the most experienced and trusted sources in the country.

Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford

This Government Has No Idea How To Prevent A Recession

6 min read

By any measure, last week was a miserable one for economic news.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Dancer Shot In Face After She Paused Performance At Wedding

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Nick McKim

Nick McKim

With The Medevac Repeal, Our Government Wears Its Cruelty As A Badge Of Honour

7 min read

Australia's offshore detention regime has been a dark, foul and bloody chapter in our country's history.

Politics

Politics

Naomi Wolf Records Call With Angus Taylor's Office, Posts On YouTube

5 min read

American author Naomi Wolf has accused scandal-plagued federal minister Angus Taylor of an "anti-semitic dogwhistle", in a bizarre controversy over his first speech to parliament in 2013.

Politics

Politics

Jacqui Lambie Tearfully Claims There Was A Medevac Deal With Coalition

4 min read

The vital refugee medevac laws are dead, with the government's claims there was "no secret deal" torpedoed by maverick senator Jacqui Lambie, who tearfully said there absolutely was.

Professor And The Hack

Professor And The Hack

PODCAST: Wrong But Effective

1 min read

The Professor And The Hack podcast takes a serious but fun poke at politics from two of the most experienced and trusted sources in the country.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Bushfire Victim Delivers Devastating 'Gift' To Prime Minister

4 min read

A woman whose home was destroyed in bushfires will deliver its ashes to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, telling him "your climate crisis burned my home".

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

'Highly Contagious' Box Of Urine Triggers Cinema Emergency

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Selfies Appear On Facebook Page Of Man 'Murdered' Four Years Ago

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

Professor And The Hack

Professor And The Hack

PODCAST: Chinese Spies and Evil Bankers

1 min read

The Professor And The Hack podcast takes a serious but fun poke at politics from two of the most experienced and trusted sources in the country.

Views

Views

A Chinese Company Just Bought Some Of Our Biggest Milk Brands. Should We Be Worried?

6 min read

China’s buying the farm again.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

Should Scott Morrison Have Made That Phone Call?

4 min read

“G’day Mick. It’s Scott…”

Politics

Politics

Angus Taylor Won't Be Stood Down As Police Investigate 'Fraudulent' Document Claim: PM

2 min read

Scott Morrison has confirmed Angus Taylor will not be stood down as police investigate whether his office was involved in the creation of a fraudulent document relating to the City of Sydney Council's spending.

National

National

$2.7 Million Payout For Westpac CEO As He Resigns Amid Scandal

4 min read

Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer is the first scalp to be claimed by the bank's regulatory scandal, as it vows to "urgently fix" issues raised amid the scandal of 23 million alleged breaches.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Fears For 14,000 Sheep On Capsized Cargo Ship

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Richie Merzian

Richie Merzian

I've Separated Climate Change Fact From Fiction. Here's Why The Skeptics Are Wrong.

9 min read

It is only November and already New South Wales and Queensland are suffering from catastrophic bushfires, which fire and emergency services personnel themselves are describing as unprecedented.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Mum Charged Over Toddler's Deadly Escalator Fall

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

The Project

The Project

Bob Hawke's Wife Recalls Former PM And Prince Charles Looking At Topless Women During Tour

3 min read

Six months on from the death of Bob Hawke, his wife Blanche d'Alpuget has sat down to reveal everything from the former Prime Minister's love of politics to his numerous affairs.

Alex Greenwich

Alex Greenwich

2 Years On From 'YES', Progressive Wins Can Happen No Matter Who's In Charge

6 min read

Two years ago today Australians voted overwhelmingly for marriage equality.

Jordon Steele-John

Jordon Steele-John

Why I Said The Major Parties Are No Better Than A Bunch Of Arsonists

4 min read

We are on track for at least four degrees of global warming by the end of the century.

Andrew Leigh

Andrew Leigh

Like It Or Not ScoMo, Protest Made Australia What It Is Today

6 min read

In 1960, my father and other Melbourne University students arranged an unauthorised street protest.

Irfan Yusuf

Irfan Yusuf

I'm A Conservative – But Barnaby, The Greens Are Right On Climate Change

5 min read

Winston Churchill has been famously misquoted as declaring that "if you aren’t a socialist by the age of 25, you don’t have a heart. If you’re still a socialist by the age of 40, you don’t have a brain."

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Historian Admits To Murder After Arms Found In Backpack

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Holocaust Survivor, 89, Under Police Guard Amid Death Threats

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Fortnite Superstar Handed Lifetime Ban For Cheating, 'Ruining Game'

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Politics

Politics

Would Australia Still Vote 'No' To Becoming A Republic?

7 min read

It’s been 20 years since more than six million Australians voted to stick with the British monarchy. But would the country vote the same way now?

Politics

Politics

'On The Cusp Of Glory': Why The Republic Referendum 'Backfired' And What's Next

7 min read

Peter FitzSimons admits it has been two decades of "the winter years" since the failed republic referendum that preserved the British monarchy's place in Australian society.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Childcare Centre Shut Down Amid Multiple Allegations Of Child Sex Abuse

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Politics

Politics

Flowers Sent By Facebook Were Reported To Biosecurity Authorities Over 'Disease' Claim

3 min read

A federal politician has reported a gift from Facebook to biosecurity officials, with the unprompted delivery causing fears of "serious pests and diseases".

National

National

Why Peter Dutton Will Not Win His War On Porn

6 min read

Porn and tech experts have rubbished a suggestion that facial recognition should be required to watch adult videos, saying the "horrendous" and "idiotic" idea could lead to blackmail opportunities.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Liverpool Fans Slammed For 'Highly Offensive' X-Rated Banner

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Aussie Pool Trials Gender-Specific Swimming Sessions

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

News

News

Pauline Hanson Wants Journalists To Have Permits, Amid Major Media Blackout

3 min read

Australia's politicians have responded to a media campaign calling for better protections for whistleblowers and journalists while doing their jobs.

Updated

Updated

Senate Calls For 'Urgent' Apology To Australia's Thalidomide Survivors

4 min read

Australia's thalidomide survivors should get an apology and increased compensation, according to the Senate, but the government is still dragging its heels.

National

National

The Federal Government Voted Against Declaring A 'Climate Emergency'

3 min read

The Greens and Labor have failed to persuade parliament to declare a climate emergency, with the government voting down the measure.

World

World

Dad Of 'ISIS Bride' Makes Impassioned Plea To Save Her From Syrian Camp

5 min read

Australian women and children in Syrian ISIS camps "are all innocents", said the father of one woman who was the victim of "grooming or trickery" when she went to the wartorn region.

Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford

I Do Not Think 'Aspiration' Means What ScoMo Thinks It Means

5 min read

In the epic film 'The Princess Bride', the villain Vizzini exclaims “Inconceivable!” whenever his dogged pursuer (the Dread Pirate Roberts) evades another deadly trap.

Politics

Politics

'Dangerous And Unpredictable': Australians Trapped In Syria As Turkey Attacks

6 min read

Donald Trump's shock decision to pull troops from Syria has left Australians at risk.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Nine-Year-Old Charged With Five Counts Of Murder

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Kasy Chambers

Kasy Chambers

When Did 'Welfare' Become A Dirty Word?

3 min read

You might have noticed that the word 'welfare' has been turned on its head.

National

National

Senator 'Brags' About Killing Cockatoo With Car, Forced To Clarify

1 min read

A Liberal National Senator has been forced to clarify after appearing to 'brag' about killing a cockatoo on Facebook.

Politics

Politics

Federal MP Says Running 'No Pill Testing' Facebook Page 'Part Of His Job'

4 min read

Federal MP Andrew Laming says running a controversial Facebook page is part of his job and that he would have ‘no hesitation’ asking his staff to help manage it.

Politics

Politics

Thalidomide Survivors Say They'll Die Before Government Memorial Is Realised

6 min read

Survivors of thalidomide fear they may die before an apology from the government for the "health disaster", slamming six months of silence after a landmark Senate report recommended action.

Politics

Politics

Morrison Denies Trump Applied 'Pressure' To Help Russia Probe

4 min read

Scott Morrison has claimed it would have been "extraordinary" to not help Donald Trump with his investigation, as the PM downplays controversy over a recent phone call.

National

National

Aussie Council Given $1 Million In Drought Funding, But They Don't Want It

5 min read

A Victorian council has been given $1 million to help weather the effects of drought, but they've hit back saying they don't want it.

Andrew Leigh

Andrew Leigh

Canberra's Cannabis Critics Need To Find Bigger Problems To Worry About

3 min read

This week, the ACT became the first jurisdiction in Australia to legalise small amounts of marijuana for personal use.

Updated

Updated

Labor 'Will Declare A Climate Emergency' After Thousands Sign Petition

5 min read

Labor will today move a motion to declare a climate emergency, in step with the UK and Canadian parliaments, and hundreds of thousands of Australians.

Politics

Politics

Sorry, Tourists Won't Be Able To Smoke Weed In The ACT

5 min read

Despite cannabis decriminalisation laws passing, Canberra is unlikely to instantly turn into an Amsterdam-style marijuana mecca for tourists.