National Party of Australia

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

PM cops letter over ‘joke’ delay

November 21, 2017 3:53PM<p>LABOR and four crossbench MPs have written to the Prime Minister asking that the lower house sit as scheduled from next …

Nick Xenophon Team

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

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 …

Barnaby Joyce

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 …

Barnaby Joyce

Nationals, Liberals eye off Senate seat

A stoush between the Liberals and Nationals could be on the cards over who fills a vacancy initially caused by former minister Fiona Nash's …

Australian Politics

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

Parents could be allowed to remove their children from classes where non-traditional marriage is taught, under a major addition to the same sex …

Equality

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

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 …

Barnaby Joyce

High Court orders special Senate recount after Fiona Nash citizenship drama

The High Court has ordered a special recount of the votes in the Senate seat that former National's deputy leader Fiona Nash was forced to vacate …

Australian Politics

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> …

Barnaby Joyce

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

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

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 …

Barnaby Joyce

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

Australian Government Facing Knife-Edge Vote in Key By-Election

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is at risk of losing his one-seat parliamentary majority with a new poll showing the ruling …

Business

The dual citizenship debacle

In the beginning – which was only July – it seemed as if the Greens were uniquely suffering from the now infamous negligence to vet candidates’ …

Scott Ludlam

Bennelong polls: Galaxy 50-50, ReachTEL 53-47 to Liberal

The Bennelong by-election will be held in four weeks, on 16 December. With Barnaby Joyce almost certain to retain New England, Bennelong will decide …

Elections

Turnbull's reality check is in the mail

Malcolm Turnbull couldn’t wait to jump on board his RAAF VIP jet and make it back to Australia from Manila for the same-sex marriage survey result. …

Bill Shorten

Gadfly: Sprog’s bill beyond belief

Senator <b>Sprog Paterson</b>’s religious freedom bill was a pathetic effort and little wonder he is unhappy with it.<p>Fancy forgetting to include a clause …

Australian Politics

Same-sex marriage divisions within Government reignite push for royal commission into banks

The internal brawl within the Coalition over same-sex marriage has opened up another deep division, over a royal commission into the banks.<p>The …

Equality

Modern ministerial sackings Part One: Turnbull smashes Howard’s record

<i>In the first part of an exclusive series for Independent Australia, Alan Austin analyses all Federal ministerial sackings and resignations since</i> …

Julia Gillard

Powerful inquiry into banks in the balance as Nationals MPs ponder crossing the floor

His Queensland Nationals colleague senator Barry O'Sullivan revealed on Friday he would introduce a bill to establish a commission of inquiry after …

Brisbane

Tas mayor declares he's Lambie's replacement

The Tasmanian mayor who expects to replace Jacqui Lambie in the Senate says he would welcome a High Court test of his eligibility.<p>The mayor of …

Australian Politics

The dual citizenship saga shows our Constitution must be changed, and now

It is time to accept that section 44 of the Australian Constitution is irretrievably broken. In its current form, it is creating chaos that is …

Josh Frydenberg

This app judges if a person can legally work in Australia -- by scanning their passport

A Melbourne startup has claimed to have built an app that can instantly determine the visa eligibility of a person wanting to work Australia, just by …

Barnaby Joyce

Amber Heard strips to her underwear on the cover of GQ Australia as Elon Musk reveals his 'heartbreak' over split - Mirror Online

Amber Heard appears to be taking her breakup with billionaire Elon Musk in her stride, as the actress sizzles on the cover of GQ Australia .<p>Named the …

Elon Musk