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News

News

Tattooed Aussie Pollies: Christian Porter Makes Good On Election Promise

3 min read

Attorney-General Christian Porter has ticked off his first post-election commitment: getting inked.

Politics

Politics

Turnbull Threatened By Liberal 'Terrorists' During Spill, MP Claims

3 min read

Promotions were offered to save Malcolm Turnbull from being dumped, a former MP has claimed, branding usurpers "terrorists" during the 2018 leadership spill that saw Scott Morrison installed as PM.

Politics

Politics

Can Someone Please Help Find This Politician An Unlocked Door?

1 min read

Knock, knock. Who's there? Simon Birmingham, stuck on the wrong side of the door.

National

National

Leadbeater's Possum On Critically Endangered List, Giving It Extra Protections

3 min read

A tiny Australia possum will remain listed as critically endangered to ensure it remains a 'priority species' for government action, the Environment Minister has announced.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Passenger Falls Asleep, Wakes Up Alone On Dark Empty Plane

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Politics

Politics

'It's Like A Graveyard': Another Refugee Sets Himself Alight On Manus Island

3 min read

A mental health and self-harm crisis continues to spiral on Manus Island, with another refugee setting himself on fire and a man scaling a tall phone tower before threatening to jump off.

Politics

Politics

Cory Bernardi Is Folding His Australian Conservatives Party

3 min read

Liberal deserter Cory Bernardi is shutting down his breakaway Conservatives party, just two years after setting it up.

Politics

Politics

'What A Dick': Politician's Wild Press Release Roasts Senator

2 min read

One Nation's Malcolm Roberts is back in the Senate, but he's already been branded a "climate change denying weirdo" by a fellow politician.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Family Home Destroyed Allegedly By Exploding Washing Machine

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Politics

Politics

Only Two Rwandans Resettled In Stalled US Refugee Deal

2 min read

Two Rwandans are the only people to be resettled as part of the government's refugee deal with the United States, Peter Dutton has admitted.

News

News

Aussie Punter Wins Record $3.6 Million With Lucky Poker Hand

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

News

News

Aussie Politicians Set To Receive Pay Rises

1 min read

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will be receiving a $10,000 boost to his salary on the same day penalty rates are cut to hospitality and retail workers.

Professor And The Hack

Professor And The Hack

PODCAST: Which Party Has The Stronger Front Bench?

1 min read

A serious but fun poke at politics from two of the most experienced and trusted sources in the country.

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

I Have To Say This To Albo, Before It's Too Late

4 min read

The next federal election is now due in the third quarter of 2022. So if I was of a mind to say something generous about Anthony Albanese, now would be the time to say it.

Quentin Beresford

Quentin Beresford

If The Adani Mine Gets Built It Will Be Thanks To Politicians

4 min read

With the final approval of the Adani Carmichael coal mine now apparently imminent, it is important to ask how it has seemingly defied the assessment of experts that it is not financially viable.

Politics

Politics

'They Got What They Wanted': Shorten Lays Blame Over Election Defeat

2 min read

'Fear' and 'lies' were the cause of Labor's shock election loss, former leader Bill Shorten claimed.

News

News

Gillard: 'I Wish I Understood More' About Mental Health As PM

3 min read

Since stepping away from politics, former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has dedicated her time to helping the nation's mental health battle.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Weatherman Slams 'Bachelorette' Fans During Tornado Warning

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Politics

Politics

Brian Burston Pursues AVO Against One Nation's James Ashby After Parliament Scuffle

2 min read

Outgoing senator Brian Burston is pursuing an apprehended violence order against One Nation chief of staff James Ashby, claiming he fears Pauline Hanson's right-hand man.

Politics

Politics

Australia's New Minister For Youth Is 61 Years Old

2 min read

Senator Richard Colbeck has joined the Morrison cabinet as Minister for Youth -- a portfolio that hasn't existed in government since 2013.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Mum's Pocket Money Hack Slammed By Parents Online

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

National

National

Scott Morrison Unveils His New-Look Cabinet

3 min read

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced his new cabinet one week after the 'miracle' federal election which saw the Coalition returned to power.

Below The Line

Below The Line

We Wrap A Ridiculous, Random Election Campaign

1 min read

The election is over. Fantastic. Great Move. Well done.

Crime

Crime

Tree Honouring Julia Gillard Vandalised, Cut Down In Memorial Garden

1 min read

A NSW council will replace a tree planted in honour of former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, after it was damaged by vandals this week.

Politics

Politics

A Porn Artist Called 'Albo' Is Being Tagged In Tweets Meant For Albanese

1 min read

It wouldn't be an Australian news cycle without some poor foreigner being tagged in some inexplicable tweets.

Politics

Politics

Albo All But Secures Labor Leadership After Rival Pulls Out

2 min read

The next leader of the Labor Party is nearly a lock, after Jim Chalmers pulled out of the race on Thursday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Family Cops $650 Fine For Keeping Basketball Hoop On Kerb

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Politics

Politics

Albanese All But Certain As Bowen Bows Out Of Labor Leadership

3 min read

It's set to be ScoMo vs Albo, with the stalwart Labor MP from Sydney's inner-west left as the last man standing in Labor's leadership contest.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Weightlifter's Leg Snaps As He Tries To Squat 250kg

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Politics

Politics

Tony Abbott Will Get A Pension Of $6000 A Week After Being Booted From Parliament

2 min read

The former Member for Warringah just lost his seat -- but is about to get a big pay rise.

Politics

Politics

Surge In Aussies Wanting To Move To New Zealand After Shock Election Result

2 min read

NZ's immigration office reported a surge in the number of Australians looking to move following the Coalition's win on Saturday.

Sam Dastyari

Sam Dastyari

The REAL Reason Labor Lost The Election

3 min read

There isn’t a conspiracy. There just isn’t.

National

National

Suspicious Package Found At Greens Party HQ

1 min read

Two suspicious packages have been sent to the Greens' headquarters in as many days, with senator Sarah Hanson-Young also reporting she received a death threat.

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".

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Paramedic Nearly Dies After Macca's Mix-Up

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

#10YourVote

#10YourVote

9 Things You Should Know About Prime Minister Scott Morrison

2 min read

After a long five-week campaign, we finally have a winner. Here are some fast facts about Australia's Prime Minister elect.

Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa Wilkinson

A Letter To The New Prime Minister, By Lisa Wilkinson

4 min read

Dear Prime Minister Morrison,

#10YourVote

#10YourVote

Bill Shorten Finally Learned How To Eat A Democracy Sausage

2 min read

It was probably the biggest scandal of election day 2016, so he wasn't going to make the same mistake twice.

#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.

#YourVote

#YourVote

Thank God It's Nearly Over! The Final Strange Days Of #AusVotes

2 min read

We made it to the finish line! We've all had a go, and now we get to go back to [largely] ignoring politics.

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford: A Blow-By-Blow Account Of What Will Happen On Election Day

5 min read

You head to your local primary school early to avoid the crowds.

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

The Crazy Rituals I Always Performed In The Final Hours Before An Election

3 min read

It’s hard to believe the five weeks of the this election campaign are almost over.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Diner Accidentally Served $8,500 Bottle Of Red

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

National

National

Bob Hawke's Final Days Were Spent Fighting For Labor

2 min read

Bob Hawke's final days were spent -- as so much of his life was -- in support of the Labor party.

Politics

Politics

Labor Icon Bob Hawke Dies Age 89

4 min read

Bob Hawke, Australia’s 23rd Prime Minister and the longest serving Labor PM, has died.

Politics

Politics

Rwandans Accused Of Brutal Massacre Brought To Australia Under Refugee Deal: Report

2 min read

A bombshell report has claimed two men accused of the brutal murder of tourists in Uganda were brought to Australia as part of the government's refugee deal with the United States.

Politics

Politics

Scott Morrison Admits He Loves Coriander In Election Bombshell

2 min read

The PM made a controversial decision on Thursday, professing love for the most hated herb of them all -- coriander.

TV

TV

'End Of Life As We Know It': Kerri-Anne Slams Labor Live On-Air

2 min read

Kerri-Anne Kennerley is not a fan of the Labor Party and she has made it abundantly clear.

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.

#YourVote

#YourVote

Here's How To Keep Across The Election This Saturday On 10

2 min read

As five weeks of campaigning finally come to an end, the countdown to election night is well and truly on -- and we'll bring you all the sizzle.

Below The Line

Below The Line

Fossils And F**k-Ups: A Weird Week On The AusVotes Campaign Trail

2 min read

It just feels like this campaign is never going to end, doesn't it?

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

Nobody Ever Got Anywhere Changing Horses Midstream

3 min read

In 1987, Prime Minister Bob Hawke called an early election -- a double dissolution election -- over the issue of whether every Australian should have an identification card: the “Australia Card”.

National

National

Liberal Candidate From Melbourne Resigns Over Rape Comments On Facebook

2 min read

Gurpal Singh, the Liberal candidate for the Victorian seat of Scullin in Melbourne's north, has been sacked by the party after offensive Facebook comments he made about rape were revealed.

The Project

The Project

Is The Election Outcome In The Stars?

1 min read

A Twitter user has crunched the astral numbers and it looks like a Taurus will be our new Prime Minister!

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Dead Man Elected Mayor Of U.S. City

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

These Witless Eggers Could Scramble Our Democracy

3 min read

The fool who smashed an egg onto the head of the Prime Minister today was stupid.

Politics

Politics

Everything We Know About 'Egg Girl'

1 min read

The young woman who attempted to egg Scott Morrison at an event on Tuesday reportedly did it for humanitarian reasons. 

News

News

Prime Minister (Nearly) Egged By Young Woman

1 min read

A young protester has been wrestled away from Prime Minister Scott Morrison after attempting to egg him at a Country Women's Association event in Albury.

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

Meet The Migrant Son Taking On The Immigration Minister This Election

4 min read

If you want to get in touch with Labor candidate Chris Gambian, just call him.

Politics

Politics

Neil Erikson Claims He 'Colluded' With Liberals, Attended 'Secret' Gold Coast LNP Meeting

2 min read

Far-right figurehead Neil Erikson claimed his flights were paid for so he could attend an alleged "secret" Liberal National Party recruitment meeting last year, as his relationship with the Coalition comes under scrutiny.

Below The Line

Below The Line

Dropouts, Dinosaurs And Strip Clubs: A Weird Week Three Of The AusVotes Campaign

1 min read

We're just halfway through this campaign, and things keep getting stranger.

Jonathan Lea

Jonathan Lea

The 'Middle-Finger Vote': How Voters Are Deciding When Democracy Suits Them

3 min read

Welcome to the world of pre-polling, where voters decide when democracy suits them and don't care for sausages, no matter what the source.

National

National

Climate Protest Students Picket Politicians Of All Sides On Day Of Action

5 min read

They're still too young to vote, but thousands of students have taken their demands for climate action directly to politicians' doorsteps just a fortnight from the federal election.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Constant Buzzing In Boy's Ear Turned Out To Be A Tick

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

News

News

Who Do Aussies Believe In? Women.

3 min read

New research shows we find Jacinda Ardern more believable than any of our own country’s leaders.

National

National

'F**k The Far Right': Swastikas And Neo-Nazi Groups Are Marring This Election

4 min read

Greens co-deputy leader Adam Bandt is the latest politician to be targeted by anti-Semitism, in a federal election marred by hateful rhetoric.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap: Man Gets Trapped In A Tunnel He Dug To Spy On Ex

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

Politics

Politics

Morrison And Shorten Face Off In 'Weird' Debate That Annoyed Everyone

4 min read

Compared to a dating show, a TV quiz and even burning your hand on an oven -- the first leaders' debate of the 2019 election campaign is done, and we don't know much more than when we went into it.

Politics

Politics

Fraser Anning Publicly Abused By Man In Brisbane

2 min read

Yet another member of the public has shouted down far-right Senator Fraser Anning, abusing the politician as a "maggot" in Brisbane this weekend.

News

News

If The Polls Aren’t Going Your Way Release Fake Ones

1 min read

The race for the WA seat of Curtin is heating up, or it would be if the polls were real.

Politics

Politics

Anning Candidate Compares Koran To Toilet Paper, Calls Bigger Woman 'Fat-Arsed B***hes'

3 min read

A man running against Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the seat of Cook has called full-bodied women "fat-arsed bitches" and compared the Koran to toilet paper, in a series of controversial social media posts.

Politics

Politics

Coalition Edging Closer To Lead After Shock News Poll Result

1 min read

As 10 News First National Affairs Editor Hugh Riminton put it overnight: "Game on".

Jean Flynn

Jean Flynn

There Are 11 Types Of Voter. Which One Are You?

5 min read

What’s more important -- who you vote for, or how you vote?

Below The Line

Below The Line

Who Hit And Who Missed During A Crazy Week Two On The Campaign Trail

2 min read

Scott Morrison is spending a lot of time in pubs.

Politics

Politics

Fraser Anning Rebuked On-Air For 'Provocative, Divisive' Press Conference

2 min read

Right-wing Senator Fraser Anning fronted media on Friday afternoon, where he was expected to address a scuffle from his earlier press conference.

Politics

Politics

How Clive Palmer's Annoying Ads Could 'Buy' Him A Senate Seat

6 min read

He's all over your TV, blowing up your phone notifications, assaulting you from lurid billboards -- but Clive Palmer's "sledgehammer" ad campaign is going to "buy" him a Senate seat, experts predict.

Politics

Politics

Greens Candidate Won't Apologise For Whacking Morrison Piñata

2 min read

Jim Casey says he doesn't have "anything to apologise for" after a video surfaced of him hitting a piñata with Scott Morrison's face on it.

Politics

Politics

Former Triple J Host Alex Dyson Running For Parliament Against Education Minister

4 min read

Pack 'er up boys -- 'the ratdog' Alex Dyson is back, and running for federal parliament.

Politics

Politics

Record Youth Voting Enrolment Figures Show Politicians Must 'Pay Attention'

4 min read

Nearly 90 percent of young people have enrolled to vote this election, a figure that should make politicians stand up more for youth issues, a campaigner has said.

Sam Dastyari

Sam Dastyari

There Are Two Ways To Win An Election And Shorten Has Hopped On The Most Crucial One

4 min read

“There are two ways you can win an election,” then-Premier Bob Carr reminded me.

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

When Labor Loses The Election Get Ready For Their Very Own 'Red Wedding'

4 min read

I’m going to take a punt and assume there are quite a few 'Game of Thrones' aficionados with their eyeballs on the Internet. Especially now, with the final series in full swing.

Zoe Victoria

Zoe Victoria

Don't Know How To Vote? Don't Freak Out, Read This

3 min read

The first time that I voted was in the 2016 federal election.

Zoe Victoria

Zoe Victoria

The 3 Critical Things You Need To Learn Before You Vote

5 min read

Last month, on the eve of the NSW state election, one of my old high school classmates messaged me out of the blue.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Girl, 5, Forced To Change After Rocking Up To Kindy In Summer Dress

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

Politics

Politics

Fake Tweet About Death Taxes Blasted As 'Dangerous Attack On Democracy'

4 min read

A Photoshopped tweet claiming the union movement supported 'death taxes' has been slammed as a "dangerous attack on democracy".

10 News First

10 News First

Scott Morrison Says He Is The 'Undisputed Underdog' Of The Election

4 min read

While Morrison denies that his underdog attitude is based on bad polls or change of Prime Minister, he acknowledges that the Coalition has fallen behind

The Project

The Project

Statement from Minister Angus Taylor

1 min read

Statement from Minister Angus Taylor

National

National

Here's How Australian Politics Is Like Game Of Thrones

1 min read

The Side Project team took the journey to Westoros, and found out their politics aren't too dissimilar to what happens in Canberra.

Politics

Politics

A Rundown Of Attempts To Get Rid Of The ABC As We Know It

5 min read

Selling off the ABC is just one of 20 goals conservative think-tank the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) put forward in a recent wish-list to Coalition members.

Politics

Politics

Here's Some Other Infamous Times Politicians Dodged Questions

3 min read

Bill Shorten deflected a persistent line of questioning this week, but he's far from the first politician to bat away a curly question.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Bloke Charged After Squirting Urine-Filled Water Pistol At Neighbour

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Politics

Politics

How Political Polls Work And Which Ones Actually Matter

4 min read

With election season in full swing, we're being assaulted with numerous poll numbers -- which one should you pay attention to?

Politics

Politics

Yet Another Politician Has Eaten An Onion Voluntarily

3 min read

Tony Abbott's infamous and incredibly weird onion eating habits have been recreated, voluntarily, by a fellow Coalition MP on the campaign trail.

National

National

The Push To Legalise MDMA In Australia

3 min read

Ahead of the federal election this May, one party is calling for party drug MDMA to be regulated and legalised.

Politics

Politics

Palestinian Leaders Saddened Labor MP Resigned Over Pro-Palestine Remarks

4 min read

The Western Australian Labor candidate's pro-Palestinian stance has lead her to quit the party during election season.

Politics

Politics

The Past Three Years In Parliament Have Been Bonkers. Here's Proof.

4 min read

From Fatman Scoop to Borat, dual citizens to sprinklers, Muppets to crocs -- the last three years in politics had it all.

Waleed Aly

Waleed Aly

Scott Morrison Said No More Leadership Spills, But Don't Hold Your Breath

5 min read

It says a lot about the recent history of Australian politics that the Prime Minister commenced his election campaign by insisting he’d actually see out his term.