In this podcast, Michelle Grattan and Marion Scrymgour discuss Alice Springs, the Voice and other issues facing the Northern Territory.
Michelle Grattan sits down with Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie to chat about Alice Springs, The Voice to Parliament, Indigenous employment and the Stage 3 tax cuts
Now Peter Dutton faces his own Aston test, which comes with risks and opportunities.
In this podcast, Michelle and politics + society editor Amanda Dunn discuss the RBA rate rise, Lidia Thorpe's defection to the crossbench and the ongoing Voice debate
Clive Palmer is back trying to win a Senate seat, while Jacqui Lambie is aiming to get a second senator elected.
Scott Morrison has again had his integrity questioned over his decision to provide loose-with-the-truth answers during question time
A new book looks at the family court system, just as the Family Court of Australia merges with the Federal Circuit Court.
There have been numerous inquiries into veteran suicide, mental health and combat trauma over the past 20 years — with little positive outcome.
Centre Alliance has given its support to the government’s JobReady Graduates bill, which now seems set to pass the Senate.
An attempt to hobble Mathias Cormann in retaliation for the government’s refusal to produce the Gaetjens Report on Bridget McKenzie failed after Pauline Hanson withdrew her support.
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan on the big issues which have shaped political discourse.
The situation with Naomi Wolf is another case of Angus Taylor being sloppy with facts and refusing to clean up his mess quickly.
After securing a condition which she cannot disclose “due to national security concerns”, Jacqui Lambie has voted with the government on the repeal of the medevac laws.
The government was caught completely unawares when Hanson and her colleague Malcolm Roberts lined up against the bill, which was lost in a tie.
University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Leigh Sullivan and Michelle Grattan discuss this week in politics, and talk about what to expect in the year’s final parliamentary sitting week.
With one parliamentary week remaining, Angus Taylor has been discredited, and Scott Morrison has been embroiled and embarrassed – or embarrassed himself. And the whole thing was avoidable.
Next week begins the year’s final parliamentary fortnight, and the main attention will be on the fate of two bills - the ensuring integrity legislation, and the medevac repeal.
A Senate report details the high need for refugees on Manus Island and Nauru to be able to seek medical care in Australia. The fate of the medevac law now rests in Jacqui Lambie’s hands.
The inquiry’s report has predictably split along party lines, with the swing vote on the issue still with the Tasmanian senator.
The government would be willing to put a feast on the table to get a win on the medevac repeal, but this is a piece of legislation on which Lambie should not contemplate any deals.