Shorten, making the announcement, will say the present trigger is too weak because it doesn’t have to be activated when prices are high.
A Labor government would introduce a permanent gas export control trigger that could be pulled when prices were too high, not just when a shortfall is forecast.
Phelps, a Sydney City councillor lives and practices as a GP in the Wentworth electorate, and could be expected to attract a substantial vote if she ran as an independent.
Attention is coming on the Minister for Women Kelly O'Dwyer, who issued a general statement last week condemning bullying, to take a stronger stand. O'Dwyer is expected to say more this week.
Malcolm Turnbull gives a final press conference as prime minister, after he was brought down by conservative forces within his party.
Has there been aa more extraordinary week in recent Australian politics? Michelle Grattan and Nicholas Klomp discuss the leadership spill, Julia Banks' resignation and the controversy around au pair visas.
Dutton told 2GB on Thursday he had made a judgement based on the case’s merit, not his knowledge of the person who had referred it.
A whistleblower has leaked to Labor an email trail of correspondence showing how Dutton rejected advice from Australian Border Force, granting a visa in 2015 to French au pair Alexandra Deuwel.
Well, anyone who bullied or was fine with such conduct should do this: go to your local high school and explain to the kids why bullying shouldn’t be in their tool kit but is needed in yours.
While a particular coup may have its justifications, when you look at a clutch of them, they're bad for the country and for the political system.
Julia Banks’ seat of Chisholm is on a margin of less than 3% after the distribution.
In announcing she would not contest the next election, the member for the highly-marginal Chisholm has cited bullying and intimidation for provoking her decision.
In reality, the chances of Bishop being in the next parliament seem minimal.
Bishop could presumably expect to receive some attractive job offers in the next few months, and if the right one came along, domestic or international, she would be taking it.
Morrison did not want Abbott in cabinet, but he does want to be seen to be making a gesture of conciliation to the former leader, who has been a critic of policy on energy and immigration in particular.
Wentworth has a 17.7% margin but Turnbull’s personal vote is large and the campaign there could be difficult and certainly will be expensive.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the extraordinary week in Australian politics.
Morrison’s ministry and his comments when announcing it tell us his orientation in the energy area.
The Coalition's primary vote has plunged 4 points to 33%, and Labor's vote has jumped from 35% to 41%, in The Australian's poll, which comes as Morrison moved quickly to announce his ministerial team.
After five years as foreign minister, Julie Bishop will move to the backbench.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has unveiled his ministry, rewarding his supporters who also making room for some Peter Dutton supporters - with the exception of Tony Abbott.
Author Michelle de Kretser with her Miles Franklin prize-winning novel, The Life To Come.
Courtesy Perpetual/Copyright Agency/Martin Ollman.
Every character in The Life To Come is complex, frustratingly unfulfilled, marked by kindness, selfishness, or dumb selflessness. But they are always, entirely, convincing.
Scott Morrison is sworn in as the 30th prime minister of Australia by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove.
New prime minister Scott Morrison now faces the huge task of reuniting the party and devising policy positions that can satisfy the liberals and conservatives within.
Turnbull had promised not to contest the subsequent ballot if the spill was carried.
The new deputy is the Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg, 47, from Victoria, who won overwhelmingly, from fellow Victorian Greg Hunt and Queenslander Steve Ciobo.
Peter Dutton has been under an eligibility cloud, which appears to have been in part lifted by the Solicitor-General’s advice.
The Solicitor-General finds Dutton to be "not incapable" of sitting in parliament after questions were raised about his eligibility through section 44 of the Constitution.
Let’s be frank: Turnbull has made a hash of his prime ministership.
The ideological hardliners were obsessed with the climate, free speech and other culture wars. Their discordant voices have been amplified by their good mates in News Corp, including Sky, and 2GB.
Turnbull told a news conference that if he is ousted he will quit parliament - increasing the prospect of an early election.
Prtime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will invite a leadership "spill" motion at midday Friday, once a majority of Liberals formally ask for a party meeting.
Michaelia Cash and Mathias Cormann have delivered the death blow to the prime ministership of Malcolm Turnbull.
Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership appears over, with senior ministers deserting him in favour of challenger Peter Dutton.
The Miles Franklin authors with their novels, clockwise from top left: Felicity Castagna, Eva Hornung, Kim Scott, Michelle de Kretser, Catherine McKinnon and Gerald Murnane.
Courtesy Perpetual/ Copyright Agency/ Martin Ollman/Timothy Hillier. Eva Hornung image: Noni Martin.
For many years, the Miles Franklin award was a bastion of monoculture. But this year's stories are a diverse reflection of Australia.
Peter Dutton and his supporters do not want Liberal MPs to disperse late Thursday without a vote, fearing a loss of momentum for his campaign.
Rumours circulated last night about the number of names that had been gathered for the petition for the meeting, which requires 43 signatures.