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'Ditch dairy' animal welfare campaign called 'irresponsible'

Animal Liberation Queensland president Chay Neal said the campaign was designed to encourage people to consider the "plenty of alternatives to dairy …

Minus Abbott's obsessions, imperious new PM must mend fences and the economy

When Bill Clinton built his 1992 US presidential campaign on the slogan “The economy, stupid”, he laid out the basic rule of Australian politics. …

Abbott attacks 'febrile media culture' that rewards treachery

Tony Abbott has lashed out at “a febrile media culture that rewards treachery” while pledging not to be a “wrecker”, in his first public comments …

Australia's new PM: Liberal party stands back to watch the 'Malcolm experiment'

The voters’ preferred prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, is a gifted and motivated self-made millionaire who has not spent his life planning a political career. The question for the Liberal party is whether he has learned from his impetuous past<p>The Australian Liberal party once talked about the …

Canning byelection: Tony Abbott says Liberals will win, despite negative poll

Tony Abbott has predicted the Coalition will win the Canning byelection, dismissing suggestions that his leadership is in trouble.<p>Canning byelection: Abbott asked about leadership and Dutton's 'lame joke'<p>Read more<p>Asked whether he would step down as leader if the Coalition lost Canning, Abbott said …

Peter Dutton jokes with Tony Abbott about rising sea levels in Pacific nations

Immigration minister shares awkward open mic moment with PM after Pacific islands fail to convince Australia to aim for a global warming target of 1.5 degrees<p>The immigration minister, Peter Dutton, has shared an awkward open mic moment with the prime minister, Tony Abbott, where he appears to joke …

The Nazis, ashamed? Abbott's Third Reich comparisons are not 'gaffes'

Is political evil worse when it is concealed and its perpetrators ashamed, or when it is committed openly and publicly?<p>That’s the question raised by remarks made on Thursday by the prime minister, Tony Abbott, who has a habit of comparing almost anyone and anything – Bill Shorten, job losses, …

Abbott's future to be decided in Canning

<b>Never has a by-election been framed so unambiguously around a prime minister - lose Canning and you're gone. It will be a nervous time and there is</b> …

Tony Abbott refuses to name his preferred candidate for Speaker

Tony Abbott has moved to play down his personal influence over the choice of the next Speaker, saying he will not name his preferred candidate to replace Bronwyn Bishop and will be “just one vote in the party room” on Monday.<p>Coalition MPs demand proper say on next Speaker as Bronwyn Bishop …

Tony Abbott says he will pay a personal price for backing Bronwyn Bishop

Tony Abbott has admitted he will pay a personal price for failing to act sooner to remove his friend and ally Bronwyn Bishop amid the scandal over her expenses and said he would not make a “captain’s pick” to replace her.<p>“The government has inevitably paid a price and I dare say there will be a …

PNG will cancel contracts of Australians advising government, says Peter O'Neill

In shock announcement, PNG prime minister says over-dependence on foreign advisers is making local public servants ‘lazy’ and is ‘not in best interests of PNG’<p>Papua New Guinea will boot out Australian officials working for its government by the end of the year.<p>The prime minister, Peter O’Neill, …

If politics can't lock out big money, it's time to get serious about disclosure

It’s a funny thing when it comes to money, and parliamentary perks, and political donations. The helicopter view on this (sorry, Bronwyn Bishop) is these issues run in small cycles of intense outrage, usually yielding nothing terribly definitive by way of change.<p>I can’t really explain this …

Labor demands Tony Abbott ban Coalition MP from Reclaim Australia rally

Labor is demanding that Tony Abbott stop Coalition MP George Christensen from addressing a “racist” Reclaim Australia rally this weekend.<p>Christensen has said that “hell will freeze over” before he pulls out of the rally in Mackay on Sunday.<p>The opposition immigration spokesman, Richard Marles, said …

Reclaim Australia supporters and counter-protesters clash amid violent scenes

Angry protesters have burnt placards and exchanged abuse in clashes between Reclaim Australia and anti-racism rallies in Melbourne.<p>Hell will freeze over before I pull out of Reclaim Australia's rally | George Christensen<p>Read more<p>At least four people have been arrested and dozens sprayed with …

Bronwyn Bishop expenses scandal: Tony Abbott says Speaker has his confidence

Mrs Bishop will hold a full press conference later on Saturday. Government sources do not believe she intends to step down.<p>She earlier gave some …

Same-sex marriage could lead to legal polyamorous unions, says Eric Abetz

Senior Abbott government minister Eric Abetz has suggested legalising same-sex marriage could open a “Pandora’s box” of legalising other unions, including polyamory.<p>Abetz, the leader of the government in the Senate, warned against embracing “the latest fad” as part of a conservative pushback …

Bjørn Lomborg university funding tied to 'rational conversation' lectures

$4.4m contract to establish Australia consensus centre at University of WA required Danish academic to do seminars across the country, documents reveal<p>The $4.4m contract to establish the “Australia consensus centre” at the University of Western Australia required Danish academic Bjørn Lomborg to …

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Asylum seeker boats and truth? That's an operational matter on the high seas

A fantasy, of course.<p>Australia's ministers instead dodge and weave behind the wonderful confection of "operational matters", a term invented for …

off on Q&A

Professor Triggs shot back, saying if the Commission was not critical of the government, the public would then demand of her resignation.<p>"My position …

Jakarta warns Australia over people smuggling 'bribery' claims

Australian immigration and asylum,Australia news,Indonesia,Refugees,Australian politics,Coalition,Julie Bishop,Tony Abbott,George Alagiah,Asia Pacific,Labor party,Peter Dutton,Australian law<p>Julie Bishop asked to retract statement that Indonesia is to blame for practice, while Jakarta warns practice …

Australians' optimism fades with Isis seen as biggest threat, survey finds

Australians’ sunny optimism is dimming, according to an annual snapshot of the country’s attitude, which recorded the lowest feelings of safety and gloomiest economic outlook in the poll’s 11-year history.<p>Concern for climate change rose again, Indonesia was on the nose, and Islamic State dominated …

Coalition gains support of Greens for changes to pension assets test – politics live

Well, that’s it my friends – all I can manage for Tuesday. Thank you dear readers, hate readers, neutral readers, curious readers – take a bow.<p>Let’s try and work out what happened today.<p><b>Pensions:</b><p>The Greens said yes to the government’s pension reforms, which was fortunate for the government, because …

Gillian Triggs on Q&A: paying people smugglers 'would be illegal' – video

Q&A,Australian immigration and asylum,Gillian Triggs,Human rights,Australian politics,Tony Abbott,Coalition,Peter Dutton,Australian Broadcasting Corporation,Indonesia,Australian media<p>Q&A host Tony Jones asks Gillian Triggs about allegations that Australian authorities paid people smugglers to turn …

UN lashes Australian 'contempt and hostility' toward asylum seekers

"Our concerns must extend also to those attempting to enter Australia and the United States, and to the abuses of migrants that are so frequent …