Nick Xenophon Team

Scott Morrison blasts 'stupid games' in Liberal Party following Ann Sudmalis bullying claims

Speaking later with radio station 2GB, Mr Morrison said state MPs interfering with the preselection contests of federal counterparts was not a …

Scott Morrison

Dutton disqualification risk considerable

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has been dealt another legal blow as constitutional law expert Anne Twomey says her advice for his referral to the …

Judiciary

Politics Podcast: Cathy McGowan and Rebekha Sharkie on the role of community candidates

Independent Cathy McGowan and the Centre Alliance’s Rebekha Sharkie share more in common than just sitting on the crossbench. The members for Indi …

Elections

PM confident of East Timor bugging justice

Prime Minister Scott Morrison believes "justice will be served" to a spy-turned-whistleblower who revealed Australia bugged East Timor's cabinet …

East Timor

Greens renew calls for Peter Dutton to resign as fresh allegations rock Home Affairs Minister

The Greens have renewed calls for Peter Dutton to be sacked or resign over fresh allegations he intervened to get two Queensland police officers jobs …

Australian News

Libs’ Lower House numbers kill live animal export Bill

The Government used its numbers in the Lower House to push anti-live trade Bills into the never-never.

Exports

Crossbencher waiting for Wentworth result

Central Alliance MP Rebekha Sharkie is putting Prime Minister Scott Morrison's ability to provide a "good, stable government" under the microscope …

Scott Morrison

Downer: This time I’ll win

FEDERAL political aspirant Georgina Downer will again take on Centre Alliance MP Rebekha Sharkie for the Adelaide seat of Mayo with a vow to do at …

Elections

Georgina Downer secures Liberal preselection for Mayo six weeks after defeat

For the second time this year, Georgina Downer has secured Liberal Party preselection for the Adelaide Hills seat of Mayo — despite being soundly …

Liberal Party

MPs were pressured during spill: Morrison

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says male and female MPs were pressured during the intense Liberal leadership chaos but he stops short of calling it …

Australian News

Why our nursing homes are such a long way from world class

Unlike Australia, the US government openly acknowledges that staffing levels and skills are "the most critical determinants of care". It also …

Weight Loss

How Bill Shorten could become prime minister by CHRISTMAS if Malcolm Turnbull follows through on his threat to quit parliament - and brings down the government in the process

Labor leader Bill Shorten could become prime minister by Christmas if Malcolm Turnbull quits Parliament and forces a by-election in his wealthy …

Australia

Crossbenchers refuse to guarantee confidence to a Dutton government

Crossbenchers Rebekha Sharkie and Cathy McGowan expressed a strong preference for Mr Turnbull to remain in the top job on Wednesday.<p>Ms Sharkie …

Australian News

Crossbenchers won't confirm they will guarantee supply under Dutton

With a leadership challenge thundering around parliament house, and with intrigue and rumour sweeping the building, the lower house crossbenchers who could find themselves kingmakers dined together on Tuesday evening, forming their own tight caucus.<p>The Victorian crossbencher, Cathy McGowan, and her …

Australian News

Are Vitamins really beneficial for our body?

Health warning for eyeliners sold in Indian and Pakistani stores<p>The New South Wales Government has issued a public health warning after three …

Domestic Violence

Call for greater aged care transparency

Aged care facilities would have to disclose their staff-to-patient ratios under a proposal by an independent MP.

Australian Politics

Post-mortem report reveals reasons for Labor's South Australian election loss

The South Australian Labor Party has conducted a detailed post-mortem of its 2018 election loss, admitting it was caught off-guard by the sudden …

Australia

'There are four flag poles': Sharkie pushes for Indigenous flags to be flown in parliament

Rebekha Sharkie will get to work on a motion calling for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags to be flown alongside the Australian flag in …

Australia

PM hedges his bets on flying indigenous flags

Malcolm Turnbull has talked down the odds of flying indigenous flags in the House of Representatives after being skewered on the issue in question …

Torres Strait Islander

Turnbull hedges on flying indigenous flags

Malcolm Turnbull has talked down the odds of flying indigenous flags in the House of Representatives after being skewered on the issue in question …

Australian News

Drug test plan faces new Senate battle

Proposed drug testing trials for welfare recipients will have their day in the Senate once again, despite continued opposition from those who sank …

Drug Test

Australian citizenship changes back on agenda

The citizenship changes are back on government’s agenda with government listing the Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the …

Immigration

Australians are exploiting a little-known perk: A free picture of the Queen

So in Australia, not only do citizens get free healthcare, but they are also legally entitled to a free picture of the Queen.<p>Citizens can send a …

Family

MPs' offices inundated with requests for free portraits of Queen Elizabeth II

Melbourne MP Tim Watts says his office has received dozens of "tongue in cheek" requests for free portraits of Queen Elizabeth in the last 24 hours, …

Queen Elizabeth II

MPs are flooded with requests for pictures of the Queen after it was revealed all Australian citizens are legally entitled to a portrait

Extra pictures of the Queen have had to be ordered as demand from Australians for their free portrait of the monarch skyrockets.<p>A little-known law …

Royal Family

Australian citizens can technically ask the Queen for this unusual gift

<p>As <b>the Queen</b> is sovereign in Australia - and thanks to the Parliamentary Entitles Act of 1990 - Australian citizens are actually entitled to receive …

Family

Downer set to be endorsed next week - but insiders say she'll never win Mayo

Georgina Downer (left) looks on as Rebekha Sharkie (centre) is formalised as the member for Mayo today. Photo: Tony Lewis / InDaily<p>The insider said a …

Liberal Party

Yes, Alexander Downer, politics and nation-building has changed

<i>Following his daughter Georgina's defeat in the Mayo by-election, perhaps the message for Alexander Downer is that nepotism and privilege are no</i> …

Social Media

Georgina Downer open to running for Liberals again

Defeated Liberal candidate Georgina Downer says she is committed to run for the party again following her by-election loss for the SA seat of Mayo. …

News Corp

Rebekha Sharkie unloads on corporate tax cuts plan: ‘no evidence’ of jobs boost

Rebekha Sharkie, the Centre Alliance member-elect, has unloaded on the Coalition’s corporate tax cut package, warning there was “no evidence” it would boost jobs and claiming similar cuts in the US have failed to boost wages.<p>Her intervention on Tuesday gives a strong indication that the Centre …

Taxes