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Energy minister Angus Taylor was the target of Tuesday’s question time and given that he’s not a strong performer in the House, he floundered. Mick Tsikas/AAP

View from The Hill: Morrison cracks the whip

Morrison is keen to whip the backbench into line early, telling the backbench to be “mindful of what we took to the election and what we didn't take”.
Katie Hopkins entering the Celebrity Big Brother house in 2015. Ian West/PA Archive/PA Images

The people who abuse MPs online

MPs come in for a lot of abuse online. But who are the haters and is the media partly to blame for the way it reports politics?
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MPs could do a lot worse than play Candy Crush in meetings

This week a rare thing happened – some members of the public felt sorry for a politician. Nigel Mills, a Conservative MP, was caught playing Candy Crush Saga (an idiotic but addictive computer game) during…

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