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Aussies Call For Queensland To Secede From Australia

2 min read

Aussies are calling for Queensland to be 'cut loose' after the Federal Election result that stunned a nation.

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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.

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Politics

The Election Was Won And Lost In These Seats That Labor Needed - But Failed - To Blitz

3 min read

Where did Labor go wrong? How did the Coalition government pinch this one?

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Politics

Fraser Anning And Clive Palmer Won't Win A Senate Seat

4 min read

It was a surprise swing to the right in Queensland, but two high-profile conservative politicians won't make it to the Senate after all.

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#10YourVote

'I Wish We Could Have Done It For Bob': Shorten Quits As Leader

2 min read

Labor leader Bill Shorten has formally conceded the election, paving the way for Scott Morrison to claim victory for the Coalition.

Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa Wilkinson

A Letter To The New Prime Minister, By Lisa Wilkinson

4 min read

Dear Prime Minister Morrison,

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Labor Concede The 'Unlosable' Election

3 min read

Bill Shorten has called Scott Morrison to concede defeat in the election.

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'I'd Rather Be A Loser Than A Quitter': Tony Abbott Concedes Warringah

2 min read

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has conceded his seat of Warringah to independent candidate Zali Steggal.

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Tony Abbott Has Spectacularly Lost Warringah

3 min read

Zali Steggall has unseated former Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Warringah, ending his 25-year reign as the local MP.

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#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.

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#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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#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.

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.

Nathan Steiner

Nathan Steiner

Why Australia Should Ditch Paper Ballots And Switch To Online Voting

6 min read

With another election right around the corner, Australians across the country are debating where to cast their vote on the big day.

Politics

Politics

On-Air Scare As PM's Line Goes Dead After Alarm Goes Off

1 min read

“You’re alive,” came the relieved reply from a radio host, after Scott Morrison suddenly vanished from an interview after a fire alarm went off.

Updated

Updated

Shorten Calls Out Morrison For Being 'Mean' Over Gay Hell Debate

3 min read

Who is the meanest of them all? The Prime Minister, according to Bill Shorten.

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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.

The Project

The Project

'Taking A Stand On One Side': GetUp Grilled Over Federal Election Influence

4 min read

With thousands of volunteers and millions to spend, progressive campaigners GetUp have rustled some feathers among the major parties this election campaign.

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Politics

'Socialism Isn't Scary': Greens Candidate Says Capitalism Has Failed

4 min read

A Greens candidate is proud to call himself a socialist, slamming "red-baiting" fears and saying capitalism has "failed" Australian society.

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Politics

An Election Ballot Was Sent To Ned Kelly At The Glenrowan Inn

3 min read

Australia's most famous bushranger died in 1880 -- but he's been given the chance to vote in the 2019 federal election.

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Politics

New First Homebuyers Deposit Scheme Announced At Liberal Launch

4 min read

Several Liberal Party figures skipped their party's election campaign launch, as the Prime Minister outlined a new policy to benefit first homebuyers.

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Cage Hens, Factory Farming To Be Banned Under Greens Animal Cruelty Overhaul

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EXCLUSIVE: The Greens will pursue a radical overhaul of animal cruelty laws in a bid to crack down on factory and puppy farms, that will include jail time and hefty fines.

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?

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Politics

Labor Finally Reveals What Its Election Promises Cost

2 min read

Changes to negative gearing and franking credits will help save Australia $154 billion, Labor claimed, as the party finally answered a big question about how much its election promises would cost.

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All the Candidates Who've Been Dumped Or Resigned Over Social Media Posts

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Political hopefuls are dropping like flies as polling day nears over dodgy social media posts.

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Politics

Tony Abbott Handshake Snubbed By Schoolkids

1 min read

Tony Abbott might be a former Prime Minister, but today he had trouble getting handshakes out of schoolkids.

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Politics

Shorten Says Aussies Have 'Tuned Out' Of The Election, Blames Negative Politics

3 min read

Bill Shorten is on a five-week cross-country road trip, but he knows many people don’t care at all.

Politics

Politics

Folau 'Shouldn’t Suffer Employment Penalty' For Anti-Gay Posts: Shorten

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Rugby star Israel Folau is “entitled to his beliefs” and shouldn’t be penalised for them, Labor leader Bill Shorten told an election debate.

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Politics

Bill Shorten Greeted With Coffee, Cuddles And Apathy On Election Campaign

6 min read

I tell a lady in the medical centre waiting room she just missed seeing Bill Shorten and his big red bus. “I’m sure I can get over it,” came her deadpan reply.

Good News

Good News

Aussies Share Their Moving #MyMum Stories After Shorten's Tears

3 min read

Inspired by Bill Shorten's emotional defence of his mum, other Australians are sharing their own stories of mothers who have gone above and beyond for their kids.

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Politics

Shorten Fights Back Tears After 'Attack' On Dead Mother

3 min read

Labor leader Bill Shorten has blasted a “political attack” on his dead mother Ann.

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Views

Behind The Scenes Of The Attempted Egging Of Scott Morrison

5 min read

The hall has an old feel to it, similar to one of those stodgy country motels where there’s a bed and a timber corner table with a TV on it. If you’re lucky, maybe a kettle.

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Views

Bill Shorten Might Have Sealed The Election With His Q&A Performance

3 min read

Monday's Q&A may be remembered as the moment Bill Shorten won the election.

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Our Pollies Won't Stop Insulting Each Other Over Debate Dramas

2 min read

Labor and the Coalition are trading barbs as they debate about the next debate with Labor upping the ante by saying Scott Morrison was “chicken” and his ministers were hiding in “witness protection”.

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

'A New Nastiness': Tony Abbott Targeted With Expletive-Laden Posters

4 min read

Police are hunting two men over "offensive" posters of Tony Abbott plastered around Warringah.

Politics

Politics

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

3 min read

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.

Politics

Politics

One Nation Senate Candidate Quits Over Strip Club Footage

2 min read

One Nation senate candidate Steve Dickson has offered Pauline Hanson his resignation after footage of him at a strip club was broadcast.

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.

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Politics

Greens Want To Outlaw Catcalling Of Women On Australian Streets

4 min read

Wolf-whistling and lewd comments on the street could be banned under a federal Greens push to address public harassment of women.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Politics

Politics

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

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

Below The Line

Below The Line

Below The Line: Onions, Eggs And Awkward Encounters And That's Just Week One

2 min read

Welcome to Below The Line, 10 daily's weekly #AusVotes election campaign video wrap.

Views

Views

'Operation Shield Shorten': How The Labor Leader Avoids The Tough Questions

4 min read

ANALYSIS: You've seen it in the movies: the moment the secret service agents clamber to encircle their leader.

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.

Politics

Politics

'Captain GetUp' Is Actually A Colombian YouTuber

3 min read

The controversial parody superhero starring in a "gross" video dancing on an image of Zali Steggall has been unmasked as a YouTube video creator from Colombia.

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?

The Professor And The Hack

The Professor And The Hack

The Moment This Election Moved Past Meaningless Symbols

3 min read

The daily grind is about symbols.

Politics

Politics

Kerryn Phelps Refers 'Anti-Semitic, Homophobic' Measles Email To Police

3 min read

Wentworth MP Kerryn Phelps has referred a "disgusting" email -- claiming Jewish people were responsible for the spread of measles -- to the Australian Federal Police.

Politics

Politics

Captain GetUp Deletes 'Gross' Video Dancing Against Zali Steggall Poster

3 min read

A conservative lobby group has blamed an "error" for a social media video depicting a superhero character gyrating against a poster of a female political candidate.

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

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.

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.

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#YourVote

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

3 min read

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

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#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?

Music

Music

The Election Is On Eurovision Weekend And People Are Fuming

1 min read

This morning, ScoMo announced that the Federal election would be held on May 18.

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#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.

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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.

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#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.

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Politics

FINALLY: Scott Morrison To Call The Federal Election

2 min read

It is expected Scott Morrison will finally call the federal election, likely to be held on May 18.

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.

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.

Politics

Politics

Government Accused Of Wasting Taxpayer Money On Advertising By Delaying Election Call

3 min read

Labor has accused Scott Morrison of wasting both time and taxpayer money by delaying the Federal Election call for another week.

Politics

Politics

Scott Morrison Said Winx Is The Epitome Of A 'Fair Go' In Australia

1 min read

Scott Morrison says he wants to give Aussies a "fair go", and he's found another way to sell that message to the voting public: on the back of the enormously popular racehorse, Winx.

Politics

Politics

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

5 min read

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.

Politics

Politics

Has Scott Morrison Copied NZ With Those 'Back In Black' Photos?

2 min read

If there's one image of Scott Morrison left in the minds of Aussie voters this week, it would have to be the PM's new 'Back in Black' album cover. But it might not be an original.

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

Huge Youth Mental Health Boost In Record Budget Medical Spend

3 min read

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

2 min read

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

What A Labor Government Would Really Mean For The 'Medicare Freeze'

4 min read

Last federal election Labor went hard on Medicare, claiming the Coalition would privatise health care.

Brad Emery

Brad Emery

Why Political Pundits Need To Stop Making Big Predictions

4 min read

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

Why Scott Morrison Shouldn't Be Too Excited About The NSW Election Result

5 min read

ANALYSIS: It's a morale boost for the Liberals, but the NSW election win won't exactly inspire huge confidence as the federal Coalition hurtles toward a national poll.

Politics

Politics

These Pandas Could Be Booted Out Of Australia If ScoMo Wins The Election

3 min read

Like most couples, Giant Pandas Wang Wang and Funi have had ups and downs in their relationship.