The gambling lobby continues to provide substantial support to political parties.
The gambling industry continues to make handsome donations to our politicians, and recently named some of those it supports.
For Nick Xenophon, the past few days have brought home just how difficult things can become when you hold a great deal of crossbench power.
The trenchant stand that Nick Xenophon – who is usually a compromiser – and his team took this week against the omnibus bill saw a disconcerted government resort to a risky tactic.
Scott Morrison’s move to create a mega ‘omnibus bill’ alienated the Nick Xenophon Team.
Within the Turnbull government there is gnashing of teeth in the wake of the Nick Xenophon Team (NXT) giving the thumbs down to the omnibus bill. This bill includes the childcare reform package and trade-off…
Cory Bernardi leaves the Senate after quitting the Liberal Party.
Cory Bernardi's Australian Conservatives joins a crowded field battling for the relatively small right-of-centre vote.
As the curtain falls on the year, one of the most powerful players in the new parliament looks back on his successes.
New government procurement rules negotiated into the ABCC bill by Nick Xenophon are set to favour local Australian steel producers over their Chinese rivals.
Changes to construction material requirements from negotiations on the ABCC will give Australian steelmakers a chance to step-up.
Mitch Fifield and Mathias Cormann congratulate Employment Minister Michaelia Cash after the ABCC bill passed the Senate.
The Turnbull government has finally passed its signature legislation to restore a tough watchdog in the construction industry.
Nick Xenophon had previously said he would not vote on the ABCC legislation until the water issue was settled.
Malcolm Turnbull has promised key crossbencher Nick Xenophon closer monitoring of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
Pauline Hanson put forward the compromise backpacker tax rate of 15%.
The government has made another retreat on its backpacker tax, dropping its proposed rate from 19% to 15% in a deal that will get through the Senate crossbench.
Malcolm Turnbull goes into this final parliamentary week of the year in need of compromises on both the ABCC legislation and the tax rate for backpackers.
Malcolm Turnbull has assumed responsibility personally for negotiating with key crossbencher Nick Xenophon over water.
Nick Xenophon won’t come to a final decision on the government’s refugee bill until he’s had further discussions with the government.
Nick Xenophon has told constituents he is still considering how to vote on the government's bill for a lifetime ban on visiting Australia for anyone sent to Nauru or Manus Island after mid-2013.
Christopher Pyne, Malcolm Turnbull and Steven Marshall have all spoken out on renewables in South Australia.
Storage is the issue politicians must deal with if we are to transition away from coal and gas based power generation.
Malcolm Turnbull speaking at the University of Tasmania’s School of Architecture and Design on Thursday.
Malcolm Turnbull has seized on the massive South Australian power failure to condemn Labor states for aggressive attitudes to renewables and call for a nationwide target.
Sports betting in Australia has been growing rapidly in recent years – all that advertising seems to be paying off.
Gambling losses in Australia are now close to $23 billion. What's driving this? And do we need to reform gambling regulation?