Sam Dastyari

There is tension in our relationship with China: Malcolm Turnbull

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declined to verify whether or not the Chinese government has outright refused senior government officials visas, …

Australia

Sam Dastyari sets $2.1 million asking price at Russell Lea

The Russell Lea home.<p>FORMER Labor senator Sam Dastyari and his wife Helen have yet to sell their inner west Russell Lea home.<p>The listing of the 1930s …

Real Estate

The utterly bizarre story behind Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s selfies with a gay porn star

Last year, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull posed for pictures with a gay porn star.<p>Justin Jedlica somehow made it into Parliament House during the …

LGBTQI

Politics Live: Australia expels Russian officials, joining global diplomatic action

We'll wrap up the blog there.<p>It's been a day dominated by Russians, tax cuts and dividend imputation.<p>Keep a look out for interviews with the Russian …

Australian News

Women in parliament: A look at the numbers as new female politicians start

Several new female politicians have taken up positions in Federal parliament this year. Labor’s Ged Kearney has taken a spot in the lower house after …

Kristina Keneally

The Bald Archies (the Annual Spoof of the Archibald Prize) Is Back, 45 Portraits Now Showing

Tony Abbott crouching menacingly as Tolkien’s Gollum; Tony Abbott marrying Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi at a ceremony presided over …

Australia

China 'brazenly and aggressively' interfering with political systems

“[But] at least we know about them and we are talking about them,” he said.<p>“We see other research institutes performing similar functions but without …

Xi Jinping

The curious question of Kimberly Kitching

The senator, who has seen a rapid advancement up the ranks of Labor, brought an approach to questioning a Senate reference committee that left …

Sam Dastyari

Turnbull's ex-adviser warns US on China interference

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's former senior adviser John Garnaut has warned US lawmakers that China will not relent on its aggressive influence …

China

2017 Quill Award winners named by the Melbourne Press Club

Share Email Comments<p><b>Robert Gottliebsen</b> has been honoured with the Melbourne Press Club Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to business …

Australia

'Methodical and strategic'

Asked about Chinese influence in other countries, Admiral Harris said "it is real in Australia".<p>"I believe there are lessons to be learnt in the …

Xi Jinping

Sydney Writers' Festival Announces a Powerfully Topical Program for 2018

This year's lineup features 'Call Me By Your Name' author André Aciman, 'BBC Dad', Christos Tsiolkas and a host of other literary talent from around …

Julia Gillard

'Methodical and strategic': Incoming US ambassador warns of China influence

Asked about Chinese influence in other countries, Admiral Harris said "it is real in Australia".<p>"I believe there are lessons to be learnt in the …

China

Democracy Is The Biggest Victim In Turnbull's War On Charities

The intent of stalled legislation being pushed by the federal government is clear – to weaken the capacity of charities, particularly environmental …

George Soros

Malcolm Turnbull and the ‘Strangled Cat’ saga

Mr Dastyari this morning told KIIS FM’s Kyle & Jackie O show listeners that sharing the story was a tactic used by the Opposition to get on Mr …

Australian News

Bob Carr on China, ASIO and diet fads

HEADLINE TESTS:<p>I invited Bob Carr to lunch hoping to talk about his controversial role as head of UTS's Australia-China Research Institute. This job …

Australian News

Turnbull’s parliamentary circus

Hope springs eternal in the conservative commentator’s breast.<p>For a few months, beginning near the end of parliament in December and running up to …

Australia

SA election: Malcolm Turnbull defends state Liberals on foreign donations

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has defended his state colleagues on the issue of foreign donations, despite the fact the Federal Government is …

Australia

'China influence' book proves divisive in Australia debate

<b>A controversial new book asserts that the Chinese government is undermining Australia's sovereignty through a network of local agents.</b><p>Silent Invasion: How China is Turning Australia into a Puppet State has fuelled debate - some have welcomed discussion about China's influence, while others say it …

China

How China Interferes in Australia

Australia is pushing back against a campaign of political interference orchestrated by China.

China

Kill Bill: The rationale behind the government's campaign

As Malcolm Turnbull was wrapping up his speech at The Australian Financial Review Business Summit on Wednesday, audience members' mobile phones lit …

Australia

'I slept with a job applicant. Should I hire him?'

After a month of high idiocy, Canberra has a bonking ban, albeit an extremely limited one. It affects only those few federal ministerial staff who …

Australian News

Katy Gallagher says British citizenship should not see her thrown out of Senate, claims she did all she could to renounce

Labor senator Katy Gallagher has argued the delay in renouncing her British citizenship, caused by the UK Home Office demanding more documents, …

UK Home Office

'Bonking ban' has taken Australia across a threshold - and it's going to get ugly from here

If you take your problem to the doctor, it will be handled using the rules of the health system.<p>When a matter goes before the courts, it is dealt …

Australia

Four sore years

To watch Michaelia Cash hide behind a whiteboard after abusing parliamentary privilege is to know one thing above all else: politics in this country …

Australian Labor Party

A ministry engaged in self-harm, pratfalls and brain snaps

"All of us are determined to lift our game and the fundamental point I make is that the solution to all of these things is good government, and good …

Australian News

Inside China’s ‘united front’

In September last year, New Zealand academic Professor Anne-Marie Brady presented a paper to the Wilson Center in Washington, DC. Titled “Magic …

Jacinda Ardern

Dubious donations create almighty mess for politicians whose campaigns benefited

Australian voters are getting another lesson in the insidious use of political donations to attempt to influence their politicians. A series of …

Australia

Why ALP backbencher Kimberley Kitching may become a household name

According to some observers, Kitching and Landeryou are two halves of one political unit, the closest thing Australia has to Frank and Claire …

Australia

Abbott's office involved in China donation after ASIO warning

Tony Abbott’s office helped a billionaire labelled an “agent of a foreign country” to donate to the Liberal Party, even though Mr Abbott had earlier …

Australian News