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Politics

Politics

Labor Doubles Funding To Address Violence Against Women

2 min read

Women and children escaping domestic abuse are being offered extra support as Labor promises to double the amount spent by the federal government on family violence.

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

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“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

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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

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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.

Politics

Politics

Mental Health And Cancer In Federal Election Focus

2 min read

The leaders of Australia's two major political parties will promise extra spending on health initiatives on their third day on the hustings.

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.

News

News

The Election We Had To Have

5 min read

The gun has fired on the race that’s going to stop the nation, regardless of whether we want our nation stopped.

#YourVote

#YourVote

Bill Shorten Visited A Random Home For A Kitchen-Bench Chat

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Scott Morrison kicked off his election campaign by visiting the Governor-General. Bill Shorten started his by visiting a family at their kitchen bench.

#YourVote

#YourVote

Forget The Polls, Here's Who The Bookies Say Will Win The Election

1 min read

This thing ain't over by a long shot. But does money talk louder than polls?

#YourVote

#YourVote

The Election Has Been Called. Get Your Democracy Snags On The Grill

2 min read

Australia will finally go to the polls on May 18, ending months of speculation about when the federal election would be held.

#YourVote

#YourVote

Hurry Up, You've Only Got Until Thursday To Enrol To Vote In The Election

3 min read

The federal election has been called -- and you've got only a few days to ensure you're properly enrolled to vote.

#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.

News

News

Atlassian Billionaires Pledge For 100% Renewable Energy By 2025

1 min read

Atlassian co-founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar have made a pledge for their company to be powered with 100 percent renewable energy by 2025.

News

News

Leaked Labor Plan To Build Electric Vehicles In Australia

1 min read

Morrison calls for details on cost of electric vehicle policy

Crime

Crime

Vegan Protesters To Face Jail Under New Laws To Protect Farmers

2 min read

Prime Minister Scott Morrison wants vegan activists who target farmers' homes to face jail terms of up to 12 months.

News

News

CBD Chaos: Massive Protest Shuts Down Melbourne

2 min read

An expected 170,000 people have rallied in Melbourne for better work conditions, the second protest in two days to shut down the city as trade unions push their Change The Rules campaign.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Embarrassing Typo Spotted On Dozens Of Brisbane Buses

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

National

National

Did Parliament Just Accidentally Criminalise Hardcore Porn?

3 min read

The Abhorrent Violent Material Act was passed in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack, but its definition of torture is being accused of essentially forcing a ban on sadomasochist porn.

Politics

Politics

Malcolm Turnbull Just Threw Peter Dutton Under The Bus

4 min read

Peter Dutton and Scott Morrison have "questions to answer" over an explosive report that a Chinese billionaire paid thousands of dollars for access to the immigration minister, former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Children In Tears As Cinema Plays Horror Film Trailer Before Peppa Pig

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

Politics

Politics

Why ScoMo Is Calling This Election In SloMo

5 min read

ANALYSIS: The political establishment has spent weeks playing a weird guessing game, and the one man who can put them out of their misery seems in no hurry to do so.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Petition Launched To Free Kangaroo Locked In Tiny US Cage

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford

Why Mark Twain Would LOL At The Liberals' Budget Number Crunching

5 min read

Mark Twain famously identified three kinds of mistruth: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Lawyer Who Spat At Airline Staff, Called Them "C**ts", Jailed

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All the news you need to know this Friday.

Politics

Politics

Facebook Australia Bans Foreign Political Ads As Fake News 'Weaponised' Ahead Of Election

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A new Australian fact-checking tool will be introduced on Facebook and election ads from overseas will be blocked, as the social media giant prepares for a fake news onslaught during the coming federal election.

Budget 2019

Budget 2019

Bill Shorten Just Pledged $2.3 Billion To Medicare

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Bill Shorten's pitch to be prime minister starts with billions of extra dollars for health and education, and bigger personal income tax cuts for workers.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

We Must Ban Politicians From Trying To Be Funny

4 min read

Let the record show that this week, in the course of attacking Labor’s climate change policy, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said this:

Politics

Politics

Why ScoMo Just Did A Bizarre Borat Impression In Parliament

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Scott Morrison just did a very bizarre impression of Sacha Baron Cohen's Kazakh journalist in parliament.

Politics

Politics

Pauline Hanson Underwent Emergency Surgery To Remove Her Appendix

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It has been a rough few days for Pauline Hanson.

Politics

Politics

'Shameful And Pathetic': Fraser Anning Denounced By Almost The Entire Senate

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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.

Budget 2019

Budget 2019

Scott Morrison Has Already Backflipped On A Major Budget Promise After Just 12 Hours

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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.

Budget 2019

Budget 2019

Ants And Rain Gauges: The Quirkier Things Your Tax Dollars Will Be Spent On This Budget

3 min read

The federal Budget is in, and as we’re just weeks away from an election, it is naturally full of things voters usually want to hear about.

Budget 2019

Budget 2019

All The The Winners And Losers From This Year's Budget

2 min read

Millions of Australian workers will get an extra $1000 back in their pockets and commuters will see a decade of road and rail upgrades in the nation's first surplus budget in 12 years.

Budget 2019

Budget 2019

Huge Youth Mental Health Boost In Record Budget Medical Spend

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Nearly half a billion dollars will be poured into a pioneering youth mental health and suicide prevention project, as part of a large-scale federal investment in psychological wellbeing.

Budget 2019

Budget 2019

Christmas Island Gets $161 Million, Set To Close Again

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The government’s warnings that reopening the Christmas Island detention centre would cost billions have been proven to be a sham, with the budget allocating just a pittance to shutting the facility down again.

Budget 2019

Budget 2019

This Isn’t Just A Budget, It’s An Election Promise

5 min read

ANALYSIS: Scott Morrison is fighting for his political life with this Budget.

Politics

Politics

Greenpeace Put Toilet Paper With Politicians’ Faces In Parliament House Bathrooms

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Anti-environment rhetoric from the government has been turned into toilet paper and dropped into Parliament House bathrooms in a secret operation from Greenpeace activists.

National

National

Social Media Bosses Face Jail Time For Violent Online Content Under New Laws

2 min read

Australia is to become the first country in the world to introduce jail terms and multi-million-dollar fines for social media giants that do not quickly remove violent material.

National

National

The Big Changes To Health Insurance Happening April 1

3 min read

The health insurance industry is about to see its biggest shakeup in more than a decade.

Politics

Politics

Pauline Hanson's Bizarre NRA Press Conference Just Made It All Weirder

4 min read

She got the NZ Prime Minister's name wrong, repeatedly stumbled on her words, and thanked local radio station hosts.

Politics

Politics

One Nation 'Stone Cold Sober', Not Tipsy, Al Jazeera Journalist Claims

3 min read

The Australian journalist behind the undercover operation that exposed One Nation's links to the America's powerful gun lobby has refuted claims party members were drunk during meetings.

National

National

Fraser Anning Says Aussies Could Be 'Eating Cats And Dogs' If We Don't Relax Gun Laws

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Senator Fraser Anning weighed into the controversial One Nation and U.S gun lobby saga, and said he doesn't see anything wrong with donations from gun lobbyists.

Sport

Sport

The Funniest Cricket-Themed Responses To Brett Lee's Tony Abbott Fanboy Vid

2 min read

When sportspeople play for Australia, the whole country cheers for them.

Tech

Tech

Australia's Tech Reputation In Doubt, Microsoft Warns

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Australia's reputation as a globally-renowned safe place for companies to store data is under threat because of its new encryption laws, computing giant Microsoft has warned.

Politics

Politics

Pauline Hanson Claims 'Lot Of Questions' Over Port Arthur Massacre

3 min read

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has appeared to hint at conspiracy theories around the Port Arthur massacre, captured on hidden camera saying she had a "lot of questions" about the 1996 shooting.

Politics

Politics

Pauline Hanson Finally Responds To NRA Guns Scandal

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One Nation leader Pauline Hanson says she is "shocked" by a documentary that exposed senior party officials meeting with the NRA and seeking donations to change Australian gun laws.

Brad Emery

Brad Emery

Why Political Pundits Need To Stop Making Big Predictions

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Political veterans commenting in the media have, in most cases, earned the right to have their opinions taken with appropriate deference to their success and experience.

Politics

Politics

One Nation Blames Scotch, 'James Bond' Tactics For NRA Gun Scandal

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Steve Dickson and James Ashby have fronted media over the One Nation NRA gun scandal, claiming they were tricked by a "spy" who was "employed by a Middle Eastern country" after having a few drinks.

Updated

Updated

PM Buckles To Pressure On One Nation Preferencing After NRA Guns Bombshell

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Scott Morrison has buckled to pressure and announced the Liberal Party will preference One Nation below Labor.

National

National

Liberal's Teena McQueen Stuns In 'Trainwreck' Q&A Appearance

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If you combine laughing audience members, panellists rolling their eyes, quarrelsome interjections, unpopular opinions and a TV set, what do you get?

News

News

Smacking Children Could Soon Be Illegal In Wales

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Cycling Safety Ad Slammed For Being 'Sexist'

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa Wilkinson

Why Jacinda Ardern Should Be Prime Minister Of Australia And New Zealand

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It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment so many of us started to fall in love with New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Doctor Fathers 48 Children After Impregnating Patients With Own Sperm

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Politics

Politics

Scott Morrison Set To Cut Immigration, Move Migrants To Smaller Towns Not Cities

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Fewer migrants will be allowed to come here and they will not be destined for Bondi or Brunswick, under a plan ticked off by the Government’s most senior ministers.

Politics

Politics

Morrison Wants Facebook, Google To Block Terror Videos

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If Facebook can flash up ads for that pair of shoes you're thinking about buying, social media giants should be able to remove violent, explicit and hateful content.

Politics

Politics

Federal Budget Should Spend Big On Poorest Aussies, Economist Recommends

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It’s time to splash some the of the lucky country’s wealth on our poorest citizens, according to one of the nation’s leading economists.

National

National

'Egg Boy' Honoured With Huge Mural In Melbourne Laneway

2 min read

The moment an unassuming teenager became an unlikely national sensation has been immortalised in Melbourne's most famous lane.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Auction Mix-Up Leaves Young Couple With 120-Year-Old Derelict Mansion

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Politics

Politics

Steve Price Wants Fraser Anning Banned From Parliament Over Christchurch Comments

3 min read

Scott Morrison should ban Fraser Anning from entering parliament, The Project host Steve Price suggested.

Politics

Politics

Australian Senator Condemned For 'Dangerous' Comments On Mosque Massacre

2 min read

Controversial Queensland Senator Fraser Anning issued a statement in response to the Christchurch terror attacks. Within minutes it was widely condemned.

Politics

Politics

'There Is No Planet B': Huge Climate Strike As Students Defy Calls To Stay In School

4 min read

The roars will be heard all the way to Canberra. They shut down the city, took over its public square, and left a special phone message for Bill Shorten.

James Norman

James Norman

We Have Failed Aussie School Kids And Today They Will Teach Us A Lesson

6 min read

I've worked in the environment movement for more than two decades.

Politics

Politics

This Is Why Everyone Is Mad About The Climate Strike School Kids

5 min read

Thousands of children will walk out of school in protest for action on climate change -- and lots of people are unhappy about it.

Politics

Politics

Bob Katter Ridicules Terri Irwin's Views On Crocodiles

3 min read

In a shock croc mock, Bob Katter wants crocodiles removed from populated areas of Queensland. We asked exactly how you'd do that. That opened an old wound.

Politics

Politics

Barnaby Joyce Wants To Be Deputy PM But Just Got Roasted By His Replacement

3 min read

The Nationals are waging internal war again, with Michael McCormack and Barnaby Joyce trading barbs and insults in the media.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman Turns Down Proposal Because It Was Done In A Hotel Room

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

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.

Politics

Politics

A Quarter Of Voters Don't Know Who ScoMo Is, New Poll Finds

3 min read

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.

Politics

Politics

Julia Banks Blows Open Liberals’ “Woman Problem” In Sunday Project Interview

1 min read

Julia Banks has been in the headlines a lot over the last six months.

Politics

Politics

Liberal Minister Roasted For Embarrassing On-Air Backflip

3 min read

It took just 17 seconds between "no I don't believe that" and "he's absolutely right" for defence industry minister Linda Reynolds, in an embarrassing stumble during a Sky News interview on Sunday morning.

Politics

Politics

Scott Morrison's 'Frolic' On Christmas Island 'A Waste Of Money'

2 min read

Scott Morrison has become the first sitting Prime Minister to visit Christmas Island, but critics have slammed his daytrip as a waste of cash.

Peter van Onselen

Peter van Onselen

Here's Why Tony Abbott Is Struggling To Keep His Seat In Parliament

4 min read

Democracy can be one hell of a leveller. John Howard found that out when, despite being Australia’s second longest serving Prime Minister, he lost his seat at the 2007 election – the first PM to do so since 1929.

The Project

The Project

Are The Nats In Crisis?

3 min read

The National Party was created to give country people a voice in the state and federal parliaments. But people in the bush are turning away from the party they once voted for…

Waleed Aly

Waleed Aly

Would Julie Bishop Really Have Beaten Bill Shorten?

6 min read

Politicians famously don’t entertain hypotheticals.

Politics

Politics

Mi Goreng Just The Beginning, As Indonesia Trade Deal Signed

2 min read

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.

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.

Politics

Politics

Australia Has Less Than 20 Days Of Petrol Stockpiled, Labor Claims

2 min read

If war breaks out or a national emergency were to happen, Australia has just 19 days of petrol on standby, according to Labor.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Mother Lures Three Young Daughters To Their Execution

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

National

National

Conspiracy Theorist David Icke Has Visa Cancelled Hours Before Australian Tour

2 min read

Noted conspiracy theorist David Icke has reportedly had his Australian visa cancelled just hours before he was due to board a flight to Melbourne for a speaking tour.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

A Father Has Been Arrested For Slapping His Stepdaughter's Bully

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Politics

Politics

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

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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.