Barnaby Joyce

Yet another Australian politician is forced out because she’s part British

An Australian senator who is British by descent has became the ninth politician to leave Parliament over a 116-year-old constitutional ban on dual …

Business (UK)

Barnaby Joyce scrambles to hand back $40,000 prize awarded by Gina Rinehart

Barnaby Joyce has moved to return a $40,000 cheque handed to him by mining magnate Gina Rinehart on Tuesday night, a cash award described as "very …

Gina Rinehart

Joyce goes where Turnbull fears to tread – north of the Gympie line

Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce will take time out from the byelection in his own seat to go where Malcolm Turnbull cannot – north of the Gympie line …

Gina Rinehart

John Alexander cops it over embarrassing campaign gaffe

The former tennis great is fighting for the Sydney seat of Bennelong after resigning from representing the electorate in federal parliament over his …

News Corp Australia

Australian bird of the year survey: new poll ruffles feathers in Canberra

Bill Shorten gives emu a leg up, Malcolm Turnbull takes flight and Scott Ludlam offers shock support for ibis<p>• Vote now for your favourite Australian bird<p>Forget Bennelong or New England, the battle for Australia’s favourite bird is on.<p>As the inaugural bird of the year poll launched on Monday, the …

Environment

Ninth Australian lawmaker quits as citizenship crisis widens

SYDNEY: A ninth Australian lawmaker quit parliament on Wednesday (Nov 22) after discovering she was a dual national, the latest casualty in a …

Nick Xenophon Team

Jittery banks hold firm as commission clamour grows

The banks have decided to hold firm in their opposition to a royal commission despite discussing among themselves in recent days whether to raise the …

Bob Katter

Government MPs need to remember what side they’re on | Sean Kelly

Explaining the point of the PM’s floated income tax cuts, Paul Kelly wrote [$] in the <i>Australian</i>: “The bigger play from Turnbull to both his party and …

Gina Rinehart

Cabinet has considered allowing banking inquiry – Scott Morrison

Turnbull refuses to say if ministers have discussed the matter – saying only that the government’s position has not changed<p>Scott Morrison has confirmed that cabinet has discussed the possibility of allowing a parliamentary inquiry into Australia’s banks as disgruntled Nationals MPs threaten to …

Scott Morrison

PM unlikely to cave on sitting delay

Federal politicians told to take next week off parliament are unlikely to storm the building and try to bang the doors to the lower house down come …

Bill Shorten

Gina Rinehart's sway over agriculture policy questioned after Barnaby Joyce award

Labor's agriculture spokesman has raised concerns about billionaire businesswoman Gina Rinehart's influence over Australian agricultural policy.<p>Joel …

Gina Rinehart

Australia’s citizenship saga projects an insular image

The current saga concerning dual citizenship of Australian parliamentarians goes far beyond electoral politics. Australia needs a serious …

Josh Frydenberg

Coalition MP to vows to quit government

A Coalition MP says he will quit the Turnbull Government next month plunging it into minority government.<p>The MP, who does not want to be indentified …

Malcolm Turnbull

Ministers deny bank inquiry link to delay

Turnbull government ministers have been forced to defend scrapping a week of parliament, rejecting suggestions the decision is a ploy to protect …

National Party of Australia

It's going to be Steve and Joe's excellent adventure

Of all the observations to choose from in the usual pre-Ashes talkfest, one looked more widely at the looming series than most. That it came from …

Sport (UK)

Follow Trump’s lead: Rinehart

Mining and agricultural magnate Gina Rinehart has argued the Turnbull government seems out of touch with the industries fuelling Australia’s economy, …

Gina Rinehart

Bishop moves on Coalition threat

JULIE Bishop has addressed reports an unnamed Coalition MP is threatening to quit next month in a move which could cost Malcolm Turnbull government.

Malcolm Turnbull

SERVES THEM RIGHT: Australian MPs have talked about the dual citizenship problem for nearly 40 years - and done nothing about it

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)<p>Two Australian government MPs and six senators have been forced to …

Jacqui Lambie

Murray-Darling Basin Plan: SA Government pulls support for changes, considers state royal commission - ABC Rural - ABC News

The Federal Government says it is "furious" at South Australia and accused it of playing "petty politics" following the State Government's decision …

Malcolm Turnbull

Turnbull flags income tax cuts as Labor alleges 'free beer' distraction tactics

Malcolm Turnbull says it is his "determination" to pass tax cuts for middle income earners next year after the government has legalised same-sex …

Social Justice

Melbourne Express: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Australian News

Government accused of avoiding revolt as parliamentary sitting week cancelled

Labor and Greens accuse the government of running scared of a vote on a banking royal commission before byelection return new members<p>The government has canned the penultimate sitting week of the House of Representatives, in a move Labor and the Greens interpret as a bid to prevent embarrassing …

Brexit

Rebel Australian lawmakers say to force wide-ranging banking probe

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Rebel government lawmakers in Australia vowed on Monday to force a powerful inquiry into the country's scandal-hit banking sector, …

Malcolm Turnbull

‘Hopeless’: Karl slams Kristina

The outspoken presenter, who has been going hard on politicians in recent weeks, pointed out that the candidate in the Bennelong by-election had led …

Malcolm Turnbull

Risky business

Desperate and transparently self-serving political manoeuvres are not always the wrong strategy. Yes, you’ll get called out on them by your …

National Party of Australia

George Brandis says 'no harm' in including statement in gay marriage bill to protect religion

Senator Brandis said while he "completely rejects" the No campaign's claim that religious freedoms would be affected he wanted to provide reassurance …

Equality

Banks show 'disregard' for the law, Government MPs may cross the floor to back inquiry

Pressure for a commission of inquiry into the banking sector is growing, with Nationals senator Barry O'Sullivan warning he might have the numbers to …

Malcolm Turnbull

Blessed Are The Christian Rock Cakes: The Great Tweets Of Marque Lawyers

Admittedly, they help keep us out of jail, so we’re a little biased. But that’s not the only reason we love Marque Lawyers.<p>If you follow the Sydney …

Jacqui Lambie

Nationals won't lean on George Christensen to back down on banks, penalty rates

The chances of a banking inquiry are growing, with George Christensen's Nationals colleagues unlikely to dissuade the high-profile Queensland MP from …

National Party of Australia

EXCLUSIVE! Barnaby Joyce: Peeling back the rumours

<b>The Nationals runs New England and they don’t want anyone to talk about the rumours swirling around Barnaby Joyce, reports</b> <b>Ross Jones</b><b>.</b><p><i>Barnaby Joyce's</i> …

National Party of Australia