Prime Minister of Australia

Julie Bishop says voters believe MPs are ‘no better than schoolchildren’

Julie Bishop has warned that the public views politicians as worse behaved than schoolchildren, blaming question time’s combative culture and also citing the Liberal leadership change as a cause for confusion about Australia’s direction.<p>The former deputy Liberal leader made the comments to Channel …

Julie Bishop

Lisa Wilkinson shares thoughts on potential shock move in her career

On Sunday during <i>The Sunday Project</i>, host Lisa Wilkinson appeared to be put on edge when quizzed by her co-host Hamish Macdonald on a possible career …

Malcolm Turnbull

Inside the rumour that suggests Karl Stefanovic is days away from being sacked.

It’s been a tumultuous year for Karl Stefanovic. Alongside constant rumours of tension with his co-host Georgie Gardner, made even more controversial …

Julie Bishop

As Comcast takes control of Sky, Murdoch could yet bounce back

Rupert Murdoch’s dream of taking full control of Sky dissolved on Saturday night as he was outbid by the US firm Comcast. But anyone celebrating a setback for the mogul should be warned. The most divisive figure in Britain’s media may still have the last laugh.<p>Murdoch’s abrasive and …

Media Industry

'The entire world is laughing at us': Julie Bishop unleashes on Australian politics as she reveals she STILL gets calls from overseas asking why there is a new prime minister

Former Deputy Prime Minister Julie Bishop has come out swinging in an explosive television interview saying Australian politics is the laughing stock …

Julie Bishop

Labor dips in latest Newspoll as Scott Morrison widens lead over Bill Shorten

The Coalition has increased its two-party-preferred vote by 2% in the latest Newspoll, a first step for Scott Morrison to pare back Labor’s election-winning lead in the wake of the Liberal leadership spill.<p>One month after Morrison emerged the winner in a poisonous three-way leadership contest, the …

Scott Morrison

Labor leads 54-46% in Newspoll that shows slight improvement for government

The government would be trounced at an election held now, although the Coalition has clawed back slightly in the past fortnight and Scott Morrison …

Malcolm Turnbull

Wentworth candidates tight-lipped on Labor’s by-election tactics

23/09/2018|9min<p>Wentworth candidates Dave Sharma and Kerryn Phelps are remaining tight-lipped when it comes to their thoughts on Labor’s campaign …

News Corp

'Catastrophic loss of faith in democracy'

"Why do so many Prime Ministers get replaced?"The question posed by a primary school student from Sydney’s western suburbs on a visit to Parliament …

Malcolm Turnbull

EXCLUSIVE: Beaming Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion look overjoyed at son Sebastian's christening (but there's no sign of his daughters)

Contentious couple Barnaby Joyce and his secret lover Vikki Campion are looking to put their controversies behind them.<p>The former Deputy Prime …

Malcolm Turnbull

Anti-bank advertisements on ice as industry funds rule

The new head of the industry superannuation lobby has called a halt to the contentious "fox and henhouse" advertisements, which were designed to turn …

Retirement Planning

EXCLUSIVE: 'He's an absolute disgrace!': Real Housewife star Lisa Oldfield slams the former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for his 'childish' behaviour

She's the brazen Real Housewife of Sydney who's always willing to set the record straight when it comes to her personal opinions on any topic.<p>Now …

Malcolm Turnbull

Sylvia Jeffreys: 'An open letter to the Prime Minister'

<b></b>In his first 30 days as Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has been on a mission to set down and make clear the pillars of his government.He's set the …

Scott Morrison

Turnbull can't write a best-seller by May

Brought the house down.<p>Spin of the Week ...<p>All those Liberal women whingeing about bullying are making it all up. There is no problem, and this is …

Sesame Street

Sydney's deputy lord mayor quit over long hours and low pay

Labor councillor and president of Local Government NSW Linda Scott will replace Cr Miller as deputy lord mayor after defeating Liberal councillor …

City Politics

You picked the wrong bandwagon, ScoMo! Prime Minister's new AFL team is thrashed - a day after his beloved Cronulla Sharks are kicked out of the NRL finals

Scott Morrison suffered a horror sporting weekend to go with poor polling numbers as both his AFL and NRL teams were soundly beaten.<p>The Prime …

Cronulla Sharks

Yes Labour did call John Key weak

<i>While female MPs were sipping orange juice at a celebratory Parliament breakfast, and their male colleagues were pinning white camellia to their suit</i> …

Jacinda Ardern

Malcolm Turnbull describes Tony Abbott as a 'right-wing character, to say the least'

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has shared a character assessment of his predecessor Tony Abbott, in his first publicly recorded comments …

Malcolm Turnbull

Morrison's ‘momentum’ peters out

Forget the Muppets, Scott Morrison took the nation into Strawberry Fields this week. That’s where John Lennon sang, “Nothing is real, and nothing to …

Malcolm Turnbull

The 5 most influential people in education

<b>The AFR Magazine's hotly anticipated annual Power issue includes lists of the key players across five different industry sectors. Here are the top</b> …

Malcolm Turnbull

Great Barrier Reef inquiry: officials refuse to answer questions over $444m grant

Australia’s environment department head has told an inquiry it is wrong to assume that no due diligence was undertaken before a record $444m grant was offered to a private foundation for Great Barrier Reef projects.<p>But the chair of a Senate inquiry examining the controversial grant to the Great …

Environment

Prime ministerial puppets out of pace with string of leadership changes

It can be hard to keep up with the leadership changes in Canberra, but for some it's really tough.<p>Puppet maker Hilary Talbot is forced back to the …

Entertainment (Australia)

S&P Raises Australia AAA Outlook to Stable on Surplus Confidence

S&P Global Ratings raised its outlook on Australia’s AAA credit rating to stable from negative, saying it was confident the budget would return to …

Commodities

PM Narendra Modi takes Airport Metro ride to Dwarka event

To his way to lay the foundation stone for an international trade centre in Dwarka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a ride in Delhi Metro`s Airport …

Delhi Metro

Premier issues ultimatum as Liberal Party descends into civil war

Mr Williams threatened the drastic action via a public statement, following an early morning phone call between the pair in which Mr Perrottet …

Liberal Party

I was the first PM in favour of same sex marriage: Turnbull

22/09/2018|2min<p>Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull is reportedly boasting of his success in passing the same-sex marriage legislation. Mr Turnbull …

Same-sex Marriage

John Howard wants more female Liberals, calls quotas 'patronising'

Mr Howard said there were more Liberal women in the Parliament in 1996 than in 2018.<p>"I would like to see it come back to that sort of level or even …

Scott Morrison

Labor could refer plans to outsource visa processing to Senate estimates

Labor may use Senate estimates to further question the government’s planned outsourcing of a $1bn visa processing system, amid calls for ministers linked to one of the bidding groups to recuse themselves from the decision-making process.<p>A member of one of two consortiums reportedly being explored …

Outsourcing

Parliamentary Committee backs single digital 'window' for Australian trade

Australia has poor trade data, so the committee has recommended the government fix its disparate information and consolidate it into a 'single …

Technology (Australia)

Abbott signals wish to stay in Parliament for six more years

"It's an unlikely hypothesis and the thing is that under Morrison, I think we now have a fighting chance of victory. I think that Scott has made a …

Liberal Party