Australian Labor Party

Child porn offender employed by Qld minister

Child Safety Minister Sharon Fentiman said she was 'shocked' and 'horrified' to discover one of her electoral officers had a criminal record for …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

‘Lies galore’: Nicholls attacks Palaszczuk as Queensland campaign heats up

LNP leader veers away from his strategy of positivity, accusing the Labor premier of a series of mistruths<p>The gloves are officially off in the Queensland election campaign as it approaches its final week, with Tim Nicholls breaking from his positive campaign strategy to call Annastacia Palaszczuk …

Annastacia Palaszczuk


Catherine McGregor praised the kindness and generosity Tony Abbott showed her as she transitioned from being a man. She assured me I was wrong …

Tony Abbott

By-election triggered by constitutional crisis puts Australian government at risk of losing power

<b>Melbourne:</b> Australia’s conservative coalition government is at risk of losing power after a new poll revealed the opposition Labor Party is …

Bill Shorten

Popular Boston market closing over Thanksgiving weekend

A frequented Boston grocery store will be closing its doors over the Thanksgiving weekend.<p>bfresh’s Brighton location will close on Nov. 25 amid an …

Mark McGowan

The VICE News Guide to the World — Week of November 13 – VICE News

<i>Donald Trump may be a world of chaos all by himself, but the world beyond Trump is changing in dramatic ways, often with little notice. We’d like to tell you about it and we’re keeping track of these global changes, from the incremental to the monumental, so that you don’t have to.</i><p><i>Sign up for our</i> …

Jean-Yves Le Drian

Queensland election: One Nation voters could help both ALP and LNP steal seats, polling shows

One Nation preferences could help both major parties win seats from each other in next week's Queensland election, with many of the 93 electorates …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Queensland election: Tim Nicholls has displayed a common-sense approach to One Nation

The most measured and rational comment by either of Queensland's major party leaders about a potential hung parliament came from the LNP's Tim …

Tim Nicholls

Equestrian great Gillian Rolton dies of cancer

Equestrian great and dual Olympic gold medallist Gillian Rolton has died after a long battle with cancer.<p>She passed away during the Adelaide …

Jay Weatherill

Shorten to miss Qld Labor launch

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she's great mates with Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten and there is nothing sinister behind him missing the …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Labor leader tells Wollongong ‘help is on its way’

Luke Foley pledges to keep the Gong Shuttle free, but not everyone applauded.

Luke Foley

We need freedom from religion, not freedom of religion

Just as the postal plebiscite has blown up in the faces of the conservatives who promoted it, let us hope that any subsequent rearguard sabotage …

Rights & Freedoms

Same-sex marriage bill does not hinder religious freedom, says Turnbull

The prime minister signals bill does not need amendments, putting him at odds with Peter Dutton and Mathias Cormann<p>The cross-party bill to legalise same-sex marriage “does not impose any restrictions on religious freedoms at all”, Malcolm Turnbull has said in the clearest sign yet he believes few …


Queensland has too many public servants: Howard

Mr Nicholls has been haunted during the election campaign over the role he played in the sacking of 14,000 public servants during Campbell Newman's …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

The week in 31 photos

Take a look at 31 photos of the week from November 10 through November 16.


More Australians are renting – and their voice is getting louder

The 2016 census shows nearly a third of households are renters. Can changes to rental laws and tax policy be far behind?<p>Renters, once ignored by politicians, are shaping up as a growing force in Australian politics as the dream of home ownership falters and more families consider renting as a …

Luke Foley

'Sorry': NT government on youth detention

Chief Minister of the Norther Territory Michael Gunner says failure to protect kids in care is "a stain on the NT's reputation".

Australian Politics

Christopher Pyne Liking A Gay Porn Tweet Says More About Us Than Him

At 1.23 on Thursday morning, as queer Australians were celebrating the emphatic Yes victory (or sleeping off those celebrations), the Twitter account …


Turnbull's reality check is in the mail

Malcolm Turnbull couldn’t wait to jump on board his RAAF VIP jet and make it back to Australia from Manila for the same-sex marriage survey result. …

Bill Shorten

WA Labor MP embroiled in fake medal scandal

The State Government has become embroiled in a fake medal scandal after a Labor backbencher admitted wearing an Australian police award to which he …

South-east Asia

Qld leaders hit road after premier's win

Annastacia Palaszczuk and Tim Nicholls will hit the road again on Friday after the Queensland premier outperformed her rival in swaying undecided …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Labor drops call for inquiry into hacking of Christopher Pyne's Twitter account

‘I spoke to Bill Shorten last night and we are satisfied … he has taken action to deal with it,’ Anthony Albanese says<p>Labor has changed its tune on an inquiry into the hacking of the defence industry minister’s personal Twitter account, with the Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese declaring the …

Bill Shorten

Lack of character in Canberra analysis

One hundred years ago, when I worked in commercial television, I was asked to prepare a slate of program proposals for a mini-mogul, one of the rare …

Malcolm Turnbull

Ferry McFerryface has bizarrely become an election issue

The controversially named Sydney ferry, Ferry McFerryface, will be given a more respectful name if Labor wins the next NSW election.

Luke Foley

PM Turnbull must live up to today’s promise on youth justice leadership

17 November 2017<p>Amnesty International welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment to show national leadership on the issue of youth justice across …

Country Liberal Party

Malcolm Turnbull hits back at Daniel Andrews

The Prime Minister has rebuked Daniel Andrews over comments in the lead-up to the same-sex marriage survey result being made public.<p>In an editorial …

Malcolm Turnbull

Seawater 'so warm it's like wading through soup': life near Adani's biggest project in India

One morning in June, a 26-year-old Indian rice farmer named Ramlal Kariyam got a phone call from a friend with some very bad news. Along with two …


Yes! Australia votes for equality

Bob Brown was in his Hobart office with partner Paul Thomas when the result came through.<p>“It’s a long way from a crowd getting to its feet on the …

Andrew Barr

'Fight goes on' despite narrow defeat of NSW assisted dying bill, says MP

A voluntary euthanasia bill has been voted down by one vote after a marathon late night sitting in the NSW upper house, but the "fight isn't over" …

Gladys Berejiklian

Productivity Commission panders to West in 'almost unbecoming' report

Economist Saul Eslake has savaged the Productivity Commission's draft report on carving up the $60 billion GST pool because it seeks to assuage narky …

Bill Shorten