Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
On Thursday night a senior source said Turnbull was considering “heavy- handed intervention” to bring down prices.
If there were enough floor-crossers to sink the package's emissions reduction legislation, that would effectively (though not literally) amount to a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister.
By Wednesday morning condemnation was raining down on Anning from almost everywhere.
In our frequently depressing and often toxic political climate, Wednesday's bipartisanship was a small but significant and encouraging moment of unity on what we stand for as a nation.
With Victoria the main obstacle, Frydenberg said: ‘It’s time Daniel Andrews stopped walking both sides of the street and put the interests of Victorians first and the businesses of Victorians first.’
Tuesday's party room mood reflected the sense most Coalition MPs have that to save marginal seats and give the government its best chance of survival, they need to unite behind Turnbull.
Both Abbott and former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce have flagged they could cross the floor on the emissions reduction legislation.
The Coalition party room on Tuesday is set for a high stakes, quite personal battle between Abbott and Turnbull over the NEG, with former and current prime ministers shaping up on Monday.
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Fairfax Media has published detailed accounts of the claims made against Roberts-Smith, which he denies.
Roberts-Smith, now out of the military, is under investigation by the IG of the ADF as part of an inquiry into allegations of criminal misconduct on the battlefield by the SAS in Afghanistan.
Victorian energy minister Lily D'Amrbosio has voiced concerns over the National Energy Guarantee’s relatively modest emissions target.
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Federal energy minister says his state counterparts have moved closer to approving the National Energy Guarantee, but no one signed on the dotted line at Friday's crunch talks.
Complaints that staff performed non-work related and personal duties for Husar had merit.
The ALP's internal investigation found the MP treated staff badly, but did not find evidence of sexual harassment or lewd conduct.
The National Energy Guarantee has been a focus of federal politics this week.
Grattan talks with Deep Saini about Husar's announcement she will not contest the next election, Joyce's book, and the hotly debated National Energy Guarantee.
Shorten repeated on Thursday: “I had no knowledge of these complaints.”
Turnbull is weaving the extraordinary saga of this first term MP into the government's familiar narrative about Shorten - that he doesn't tell the truth and his workers-friend credentials are phoney.
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Victorian Energy minister Lily D'Ambrosio said she suggested the longer timetable “during the course of recent weeks”.
Victoria has again shifted the goal posts in the battle over the NEG suggesting parliament should pass the federal government's emissions reduction legislation ahead of states signing onto the NEG.
Husar said in a statement: “This is a very sad day for me.”
Labor MP Emma Husar has bowed to the inevitable and announced she will not contest next year's election – although she plans to stay in parliament until then.
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Barnaby Joyce has confirmed he could cross the floor on the federal legislation associated with the National Energy Guarantee. “Of course I could,” he says.
Frydenberg said: “Never before has there been an energy policy that has attracted such broad support.”
Meanwhile, underlining that next week will see a tough internal debate, Liberal backbencher Tony Pasin has contradicted Malcolm Turnbull’s statement that the NEG had already been endorsed by the party room.
Turnbull on Monday night said the NEG plan had “overwhelming support” in the party room.
On Monday the Labor states were jibbing at agreeing even in principle to the NEG mechanism at Friday's COAG energy council meeting, ahead of Malcolm Turnbull showing he can deliver his party room.
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If he can get in principle agreement on the NEG on Friday, Josh Frydenberg will then take the planned federal legislation on emissions targets to the Coalition party room the following Tuesday, with the COAG energy council signing off on the package after that meeting.
The Victorian Labor government's cabinet will consider on Monday a raft of demands around the National Energy Guarantee ahead of a crucial federal-state energy ministers' meeting later this week.
In his last speech in his position, released ahead of its delivery to the Whitlam Institute on Monday night, Soutphommasane says that “race politics is back”.
Outgoing Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane has accused sections of the media of the “monetisation of racism” to hold on to their audiences.