National Party of Australia

Support grows for expelling Wagga MP via historic vote

Acting NSW opposition leader Michael Daley on Wednesday threatens a move to expel Wagga MP Daryl Maguire from parliament if he doesn't quit before …

Great Britain

Not first medal mistake for embattled LNP candidate

Labor has called on the prime minister to sack the Liberal National Party candidate for Longman over another revelation about a military …

Malcolm Turnbull

Disgraced MP Daryl Maguire says 'business as usual' in Wagga Wagga

The statement came after acting premier John Barilaro demanded Mr Maguire's resignation and Labor revealed that they intended to take extraordinary …

Australian Elections

Acting NSW premier calls for Daryl Maguire's resignation

NSW's acting premier, John Barilaro, has called on Daryl Maguire to quit parliament following his involvement in a corruption scandal. Despite …

News Corp

LNP slams school union education program

A new program to educate high school students about their rights as workers is union indoctrination, the Queensland Opposition says.


Ian Macdonald apologises to would-be successors after loss of top Senate ticket spot

The Queensland LNP senator Ian Macdonald has apologised to his would-be successors, who he says have been “locked out” of the Senate “for a generation”, after he was given a virtually unwinnable spot on the Senate ticket.<p>Macdonald used his latest Northern Online Opinion dispatch to apologise for …

Australian News

Gina Rinehart's daughter fails in Barnaby Joyce subpoena bid

The former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce, who once advised the Rineharts to keep their family problems “out of public view”, won’t have to provide documentary evidence in a legal battle over a multibillion-dollar family trust.<p>Bianca Rinehart, who was granted control of the trust in 2015, is …

Gina Rinehart

Adani claims mine rail line financing is 'close'

Adani is close to locking in the finance for a rail line to service its $16.5 billion Queensland coal mine, the son of the company's owner says.<p>Karan …

Coal Mining

Canberra Writers' Festival apologises for Barnaby Joyce Twitter feud

The theme of the festival is Power, Passion and Politics and the official statement from the CWF said “the inclusion of former deputy prime minister, …


LNP candidate for Longman apologises for wrongly claiming military medal

Malcolm Turnbull has said the Liberal National party candidate for Longman, Trevor Ruthenberg, made an “honest mistake” in claiming to have won a medal for distinguished military service instead of a lesser honour for long service.<p>The revelation by the Courier Mail on Tuesday deals a blow to “Big …

Australian News

It's Still A Crime For Women To Get An Abortion In Queensland. But That Might Be About To Change

Abortion is also against the law in New South Wales.<p>Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will introduce a bill to decriminalise abortion and introduce safe-access zones outside clinics across the state next month.<p>"Today, cabinet has approved, and caucus has endorsed, the introduction of the …


We've done nothing wrong, Country Garden Australia boss says over Maguire tape

The NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has added to the pressure on NSW Liberal MP Daryl Maguire to resign, as the Australian head of a Chinese property …

Australian News

Newspoll shows Australians want immigration cut as population set to surpass the 25 million in weeks

Most Australians want to slash high immigration levels as the nation's population is set to soar past 25 million within a month<p><b>Australia is predicted</b> …

Pauline Hanson

Queensland moves to decriminalise abortion within months

Abortion would be removed from the Queensland criminal code under legislation that will be brought before the state parliament next month.<p>As revealed by Guardian Australia on Saturday, the proposed laws will make abortion available up to 22 weeks and provide safe access zones around abortion …

World News

Supporting at-risk Caboolture students

16 July 2018<p>Joint with:<p>Trevor Ruthenberg, Liberal National Party Candidate for Longman<p>Young Caboolture students at-risk of dropping out of study will …

Liberal Party of Australia

Name change likely in 'Gabba' re-branding

The Queensland government has said Brisbane's cricket ground will remain known as 'The Gabba' even if naming rights are sold.<p>Flogging naming rights …


Premier pressures disgraced Liberal MP to quit his Wagga Wagga seat

Loading<p>The Independent Commission Against Corruption heard on Friday secret recordings of telephone conversations in which Mr Maguire admitted trying …

Liberal Party

'It's bad here': how One Nation is spooking major parties in Longman

If class warfare doesn’t work in Longman, it’s not going to work anywhere Labor strategist<p>If [the LNP] prove successful in Longman, I think it is going to mean Labor has to rethink its whole election strategy LNP strategist<p>Longman is tired.<p>Or, more specifically, Caboolture – just too far from …

Australian News

NSW MP quits after secret recordings played to ICAC

NSW Liberal government MP Daryl Maguire has resigned after he was secretly recorded discussing the potential "dividend" he and a local councillor …

Liberal Party

Who would challenge Theresa May for Brexit's poisoned chalice?

The British PM has always relied on her delay-and-avoid method. This week those tactics were replaced by a dangerous game of brinkmanship.

Great Britain

Who are the politicians making an effort to learn te reo Māori?

Winston Peters didn’t wish to comment, but NZ First deputy leader Fletcher Tabuteau says, although he can’t have a conversation in te reo, he can …

New Zealand News

Stefan wishes the Wheel of Brisbane was three times as big

Queensland's best-known hairdresser on the Art of the Deal, his online backgammon prowess, and the city's big wheel.


Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion cleared over travel expenses

Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion have been cleared of misuse of parliamentary expenses by an independent audit.<p>The Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority found that spending by the Nationals MP and his partner and former staffer was within the rules and a “substantial” increase in nights spent …

Australian News

Labor targets Liberals over citizenship

Labor has taken aim at two Liberal candidates who have failed to publish evidence they are eligible for federal parliament.<p>Under new rules, …

Australian News


AUSTRALIA’S competition watchdog on Wednesday gave Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the media a slap: stop your anti-Abbott hysteria.<p>Just because …


Electricity prices reality check | Paddy Manning

The “coal huggers” in the National Party are clutching at straws today, claiming that the ACCC’s report on electricity prices supports their call for …


Joyce, Campion cleared of travel breaches

An official audit has revealed the travelling expenses between Barnaby Joyce and his current partner Vikki Campion met the required legislative …

News Corp

Longman byelection a contest between Shorten and me, says Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull has declared the Longman byelection a test of leadership between himself and Bill Shorten, as the Queensland seat firms as a test for the general election.<p>Longman has become ground zero for the Coalition’s and Labor’s competing tax policies, with Turnbull telling ABC Brisbane radio …

Australian News

Former NSW Deputy Premier Troy Grant resigns from politics

New South Wales Police Minister and former Deputy Premier Troy Grant has today announced he will resign from politics.<p>The Member for Dubbo will not …

Emergency Medicine

Joyce, Campion, cleared of travel rorts

Barnaby Joyce and former media advisor and partner, Vikki Campion, have been cleared of any misuse of travel entitlements.<p>Ms Campion paid back $100 …

Australian News