Bob Katter

Gina Rinehart and the Galilee

Just under two weeks before Queensland’s state election, a Brisbane-based lobbyist caught up with two Liberal National Party shadow ministers and a …

Gina Rinehart

Anti-trans zealots, know this: history will judge you

Those who resisted gay rights have been damned. The same fate awaits bigots who dismiss trans rights<p>It all seems so chillingly familiar. As gay and bisexual men and women were making limited strides in the struggle for equality not so long ago, a furious backlash followed. Today’s media-driven …

LGBTQ

Bennelong by the numbers: Here's what this weekend's by-election means for the Government

Political heavyweights have been traipsing the streets and railway stations of Bennelong, decked out in campaign gear for either John Alexander or …

Nick Xenophon Team

When love became a festival of hate

IT WAS supposed to be the ultimate victory for love, so why has Australia’s joyous embrace of marriage equality resulted in so much hate?<p>Not towards …

Malcolm Turnbull

Same-sex marriage and the defining image that almost wasn't

Minutes before same-sex marriage became legal in Australia, a lone voice in the House of Representatives yelled "no!".<p>It was met with laughter from …

Equality

Queensland resolved at last, with national implications

In the current environment, Labor’s win in Queensland is unusual. It is the first time a Labor state or federal government has been re-elected …

North Queensland

Winners and losers in Queensland's Parliament of firsts

It includes Queensland’s first elected Greens MP, Michael Berkman, who won the seat of Maiwar near Indooroopilly and leaves the Opposition with a …

Brisbane

Gay people ‘have only existed for 60 years’, MP claims

<b>An Australian MP has sparked outrage after claiming gay people infected children with AIDS, while also blaming them for murders.</b><p>Bob Katter – who …

LGBTQ

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

Malcolm Turnbull and citizenship

The five house of representatives crossbenchers co-hosted Christmas drinks on Tuesday night, with a big multi-partisan crowd spilling into the …

National Party of Australia

Same-sex marriage: This is everyone who didn't vote to support the bill

Nine Government MPs chose to abstain from yesterday's final conscience vote on same-sex marriage in the House of Representatives.<p>In the end there was …

Equality

Pollies, this is why we don’t like you

AT LAST. The 45th Parliament of Australia has pulled its finger out and legalised gay marriage.<p>But in the interminable process, our elected …

Equality

Beatle set to rock Brisbane for the first time in 42 years

Eventually they added lead guitarist George Harrison and Pete Best, called themselves the Beatles in August 1960.<p>Drummer Ringo Starr replaced Best in …

Brisbane

Which set of clapsticks is fake? This is the Australia too many tourists are taking home

Aboriginal artist Stephen Hogarth leads the way into yet another Surfers Paradise souvenir store – our fourth in two blocks – and pauses beside a …

Indigenous Peoples

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. …

Bill Shorten

Queensland Poll: The Winners and Losers

The Winners and Losers of the Queensland election

Liberal National Party

Parliament votes yes and casts a permanent shadow over Abbott's legacy

Former prime minister claims treachery from the top as Malcolm Turnbull’s cabinet splits<p>It wasn’t entirely clear from my vantage point but it looked for all the world like Christine Forster, sister of Tony Abbott, may have rolled her eyes as her brother launched with gusto into the soundtrack of …

Malcolm Turnbull

Bob Katter’s SSM Speech Last Night Set A New Standard In Unhinged

Last night, despite famously declaring that he wouldn’t be spending any more time on it, Independent MP <b>Bob Katter</b> decided he would have his say on …

Katter's Australian Party

Katter talks about “forced crossdressing” and AIDS in bizarre parliament speech

Queensland MP Bob Katter gave a bizarre address in parliament last night, plugging his book and touching on topics from crossdressing to AIDS.<p>While …

Katter's Australian Party

We shouldn't 'encourage' homosexual behaviour

Independent MP Bob Katter has stood by his controversial statement in parliament on Wednesday accusing gay people of being 'murderers' who passed on …

Katter's Australian Party

Katter‘s SSM rant: ‘Bloody hell, get on with it’

Katter brought up everything from slavery, AIDS, “boys in dresses” Christianity, morality, truth and justice, while adding that he was absolutely not …

Katter's Australian Party

Greens claim win in Qld seat

The Greens have claimed victory in the inner-Brisbane seat of Maiwar, with Michael Berkman poised to become the party's first elected representative …

Katter's Australian Party

Bob Katter Delivers Bizarre Speech On Same-Sex Marriage

Share Email<p>Late last night Queensland MP Bob Katter again joined the same-sex marriage discussion in parliament by suggesting that the LGBT community …

Katter's Australian Party

YOU BEAUTY: The Australian Parliament Has Voted Yes To Marriage Equality

<b>Australia</b>, congratulations. The last several decades of <b>LGBTQIA</b> rights have finally bottled down to this: the <b>House of Representatives</b> have voted to …

Equality

Turnbull tries to land citizenship licks on Labor, but Shorten has bigger woes

While the PM was delighted to fire off a few right-left combinations over the referral of two Labor MPs, in truth he is the least of Shorten’s problems<p>“I just want this to stop,” said the Queensland MP Bob Katter, as he contemplated the citizenship debacle arrayed before him on Wednesday …

Bill Shorten

If a royal commission is good news for the public, it’s even better for APRA

<b>By Professor David Grant, Pro Vice Chancellor (Business), Griffith University</b><p>Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recently bowed to widespread pressure …

Katter's Australian Party

The only touching moment of Milo Yiannopoulos's farcical tour

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Post to Linkedin<br>• Share on Google Plus<br>• Share via Email<p>I step off a tram stop I've never before heard of – …

Milo Yiannopoulos

High Court to rule on two Labor MPs, but partisan row protects others

A batch of MPs escaped being sent to the High Court on Wednesday thanks to a stalemate between the government and opposition over who should be …

Nick Xenophon Team

Katter party wins Hinchinbrook from LNP

Robbie Katter has declared victory for Katter's Australian Party in the north Queensland seat of Hinchinbrook.

Elections

Morning Report December 6

Media News Roundup<p>WEDNESDAY<p>Investment<p>Disney and 21st Century Fox are closing in on a deal, and it could come as soon as next week, according to …

Kendrick Lamar