Bill Shorten

Sam Dastyari urged to 'consider his position' by Labor frontbencher

Pressure is building on Labor senator Sam Dastyari to quit the Parliament, including from within the ALP.<p>Senator Dastyari is again being pressured to …

Tanya Plibersek

More to be revealed on Sam Dastyari's conduct

A senior Turnbull government minister suspects Australia hasn't heard the end of the saga around a Labor senator's involvement with Chinese …

Peter Dutton

Labor frontbencher Linda Burney says Sam Dastyari should 'consider his position'

Labor frontbencher Linda Burney has called on Sam Dastyari to "consider his position" after Fairfax Media revealed the controversial senator …

Australian Labor Party

Dastyari should 'think deeply' about his future following new China revelations: Burney

Senator Sam Dastyari reportedly tried to persuade his party's deputy leader not to meet a pro-democracy activist during a visit to Hong Kong in …

China

Dastyari warned Plibersek off meeting

Monday, December 11, 2017<p>Dastyari warned Plibersek off meeting<p>Labor Senator Sam Dastyari urged deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek not to meet with a …

Artists

Shorten wrong to be talking about NZ refugee option

Bill Shorten has been criticised for talking up New Zealand as an option for Manus Island refugees when he hasn't had a security briefing on the …

Refugees

Labor to make HIV history with $53 million commitment to end new transmissions

If Labor wins the next federal election Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has committed $53 million to step up the fight against HIV.<p>The commitment will …

Torres Strait Islanders

Bill Shorten commits to $53m plan to 'make HIV history' in Australia

People at high risk of HIV would be given cheap access to a breakthrough preventative medicine under a federal Labor plan to make Australia the first …

Public Health

Dutton backs Turnbull to win next election

Senior Liberal minister Peter Dutton is urging his colleagues to get behind Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership, insisting the coalition can defeat …

Malcolm Turnbull

Josh Frydenberg warns Dreyfus to rethink citizenship tactics

Josh Frydenberg, whose mother fled the Holocaust, says Labor's Mark Dreyfus should reconsider his questioning of the Energy Minister's citizenship …

Josh Frydenberg

China denies 'pay for play' allegations and accuses Australia of 'racial prejudice'

• <b>The Chinese government has slammed accusations that Beijing is attempting to exert influence in Australia and called such allegations "made up out of thin air."</b>• <b><br>China's embassy in Australia also said the accusations reveal racial prejudice against the Chinese.</b>• <b><br>Australia had previously warned of</b> …

China

The failings of purity: The ALP and the dual citizenship crisis

<b>Labor should never have claimed they were purer than pure on s44, says Dr Binoy Kampmark, who reports on the “world’s most ridiculous constitutional</b> …

Nick Xenophon Team

Jacinda Ardern: Australia education policy penalising New Zealanders will backfire

New Zealand PM calls for fairer treatment during first meeting with Labor counterpart Bill Shorten<p>New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has urged Australia to give its citizens “equitable treatment” in higher education, while meeting opposition leader Bill Shorten for the first time since …

New Zealand

Labor MPs don't see Katy Gallagher as citizenship test case, Dreyfus says

Shadow attorney general rejects PM’s claim that other MPs in doubt would need to resign if high court rules against senator<p>Mark Dreyfus has denied that Katy Gallagher’s citizenship case provides a precedent for other Labor MPs whose eligibility is in doubt, rejecting the government’s view if …

Nick Xenophon Team

Six players win $166,667 with Lotto First Division

"Jacindamania has spread across the Tasman," said Jacinda Ardern's admiring Labour counterpart, Bill Shorten.<p>Gas leak in the Auckland suburb of …

New Zealand News

Federal parliament, according to Hinch

He's interviewed hundreds of politicians and met every prime minister since Robert Menzies, so who better than Derryn Hinch to critique today's batch …

David Leyonhjelm

The fight between Malcolm Turnbull and Beijing over 'foreign influence' in Australian politics is ramping up

Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull. Photo: Stefan Postles/ Getty Images.<p>Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has pushed back against China after …

China

ASIO identifies political candidates with links to China

ASIO has identified 10 state and local political candidates linked to Chinese intelligence agencies, the Weekend Australian reports.

China

Malcolm Turnbull accused of ‘China-phobia’

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is back on the by-election campaign trail, one week on from Barnaby Joyce's overwhelming New England win.<p>Now the …

Malcolm Turnbull

PM lends support in Bennelong

The Prime Minister is set to visit Bennelong today, offering heavyweight support to Liberal candidate John Alexander ahead of next week's crucial …

Manus Island

This is when the first same-sex couples can marry in Australia

Same-sex marriage has officially been signed into Australian law.<p>Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull met with Governor-General Peter Cosgrove to gain …

LGBTQ

US link to Sam Dastyari leaks

According to sources, the Dastyari leaks are suspected to have involved United States collusion. Senior Labor Party figures believe the Australian …

Australian Labor Party

Keneally the underdog in Bennelong: Shorten

Bill Shorten has conceded Labor's star candidate Kristina Keneally remains the underdog just a week out from the Bennelong by-election, despite a …

Australian Labor Party

Australia needs protecting from its Parliament

The outbreak of jubilant self-congratulation by the politicians on the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday afternoon was a little …

Australian Labor Party

Australia’s wary war against Chinese interference

Australia has ambitious plans to curb China’s influence in its internal politics, modelled in part on US laws that ban foreign campaign donations and …

China

Is Bill Shorten running out of luck?

In the truncated last session of the house of representatives for the year, Malcolm Turnbull adopted the mien of a political headkicker. He bellowed …

Australian Labor Party

No chance the constitutional row will end soon

<b>THE High Court has become a political knackery from which few MPs return intact and Malcolm Turnbull fears it.</b><p>That’s why the Prime Minister has …

Malcolm Turnbull

A letter from Manus Island

For many months, the refugees living inside Manus prison have had to endure extraordinarily oppressive conditions orchestrated by the Australian …

Refugees

Remember this moment

It has been a confusing week.<p>Like many people, I watched yesterday’s vote on marriage equality with a strange mixture of emotions. I was so happy. …

Bob Katter

Has Malcolm Turnbull reached a turning point?

This was meant to be a bad week for Malcolm Turnbull. It turned out to be one of his best.<p>It is too premature to say whether Turnbull and his …

Malcolm Turnbull