Malcolm Turnbull

Queensland: LNP leader has relatability moment, while Labor boxes clever

Tim Nicholls opens up on family while Annastacia Palaszczuk gets endorsement from boxer Jeff Horn<p>At the official launch of the LNP campaign, with Malcolm Turnbull, Peter Dutton, George Brandis and Matt Canavan to his left, and Campbell Newman and fellow former premier Rob Borbidge to his right, LNP …

Tim Nicholls

Disturbing video depicts near-future ubiquitous lethal autonomous weapons

<i>Campaign to Stop Killer Robots | Slaughterbots</i><p>In response to growing concerns about autonomous weapons, the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, a …

Robots

Demands over marriage exemptions widen Coalition split on how to handle SSM laws

A split is widening within the Turnbull Government about whether religious amendments to same-sex marriage legislation should be debated this year or …

Equality

Hands off my airconditioner: Tim Nicholls launches LNP campaign with electricity

Queensland Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull launched the LNP party's election campaign from a low-cost live music …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Malcolm Turnbull attacks 'do-nothing, lazy' Palaszczuk government

Malcolm Turnbull finally made an appearance on the Queensland election campaign trail, with a fast and furious visit where he lashed out at the …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Replacing Liddell with renewables is $1.4 billion cheaper than government plan, report says

The Turnbull government's plan to keep the worn-out Liddell power station running for another five years would cost about $1.4 billion more than …

Energy

Canavan plays down bank inquiry push

Federal minister Matt Canavan has played down the impact on the Turnbull government should some backbenchers cross the floor in an attempt to get a …

Liberal Party of Australia

One Nation scare campaign working

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's campaign launch may have been underwhelming - much like her government - but the state's lethargic voters don't …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Housing supply alone won't fix the affordability crisis, modelling shows

Claims that simply increasing the number of homes in Sydney will fix the housing affordability crisis have been challenged by new modelling that …

Housing

Chief executives say corporate tax cuts will unleash investment and more jobs

Chief executives from Australia's biggest companies have pledged to unleash a fresh wave of investment and hire more workers if the corporate tax …

Economics

Shorten kicks off Keneally campaign

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten kicked off Kristina Keneally's by-election campaign for the Sydney seat of Bennelong, telling members Labor has 27 …

Bill Shorten

Modern ministerial sackings (Part 3): Purges over performance and positions

<i>The Turnbull and Abbott Governments had the most lost ministers per year for performance issues or disputes since the Whitlam days. Alan Austin</i> …

Julia Gillard

Australia could be 'world leader' in energy storage despite public skepticism

About 1.8 million Australians with rooftop solar could lower their bills and take control of their electricity supply by storing their own energy, …

Alan Finkel

Citizenship crisis delivers poetic justice to the culturally privileged

If the citizenship fiasco was a TV comedy it might be called <i>Poms Out of Work</i>. For wogs, the parliamentary crisis is sweet revenge, sweet as a spotted …

Jacqui Lambie

Yes vote means a new minority needs protection

ON Thursday night, 24 hours after the same-sex marriage result, young Christians from the No-voting western half of Sydney took five litres of black …

Equality

SO WHY NO PLOTTING THIS TIME?

The media and the Liberals hold Malcolm Turnbull to much lower standards of performance.<p><i>THE battle [for Bennelong] is neck and neck, putting Prime</i> …

Liberal Party of Australia

As same-sex marriage gets a leg up, expect some right-wing games

While there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful, conservative coalitions of convenience are likely to emerge with their stalling tactics<p>The group of parliamentarians who have worked tirelessly to force same-sex marriage on to the political agenda are now elated, exhausted and nervous.<p>While the …

Liberal Party of Australia

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

Australia to Consider New Zealand's Refugee Deal

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he was open to New Zealand's offer to welcome some refugees who are having clashes with authorities …

Middle East

CARTOONS: Hats off to Malcolm

<i>You can see more cartoons from Mark on his website Mark David Cartoons or follow him on Twitter @mdavidcartoons.</i><p>This work is licensed under a …

Creative Commons

Austin Robertson lifts the lid on Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket in tell all book ‘Cricket Outlaws’

IT’S 40 years since Kerry Packer shook the game of cricket like it had never been shaken before with the creation of World Series Cricket.<p>Packer …

Sport (Australia)

Australia welcomes reported collapse of Islamic State 'caliphate' after three years of bloodshed

The Turnbull government has welcomed reports the Islamic State's so-called caliphate has fallen after the liberation of the last militant-held town …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Homophobe Margaret Court: Livid Over Marriage Equality in Australia

Earlier this week Australians overwhelmingly voted in favor of marriage equality there in a voluntary, non-binding mail-in vote that Parliament will …

Equality

Rudd calls for News Corp inquiry

A decade after he took office and ended 11 years of Coalition rule, former prime minister Kevin Rudd has launched a full-throttle attack on the …

Rupert Murdoch

Australian Diplomat Falls Off Terrace And Dies During Trust Fall

An Australian diploma died Wednesday after falling from a New York City building during a trust fall activity, WNBC reported Wednesday. Julian …

World News

Four In Five LGBTI Australians Say They Were Adversely Affected By The Postal Survey

"The debates of the past two months hurt me and hurt my family."<p>A national survey of thousands of LGBTI people across Australia has backed up the widespread reports of anguish, worry, and discrimination experienced during the same-sex marriage vote, with four in five respondents saying they had …

LGBTQ

Japan bolstering defenses against North Korea threat, Abe says

As tensions continue to escalate in East Asia, Japan is bolstering defense measures in response to what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called his nation's most serious security threat since World War II.<p>Abe outlined his plan Friday during a policy speech in parliament. His agenda included strengthening …

North Korea

Australia’s oldest gay couple can finally get married after 50 years

<b>A</b> <b>couple in their eighties are excited they can finally get married, after more than 50 years together.</b><p>Arthur Cheeseman, 85, and John Challis, 89, …

Same-sex Marriage

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 …

Liberal Party of Australia

Marriage is about power, property and control – it’s time to rethink it

It’s great that Australia voted yes for marriage equality, but a more heartening sign of progress would be an equal form of partnership for everyone<p>It’s been a busy few weeks for ticking things off the Gay Agenda. First, Starbucks launched an ad campaign with lesbians in it and then, in almost as …

Opinion