Scott Morrison’s approval has taken a sizeable hit in a Newspoll showing Labor maintaining its 52-48% two-party lead.
The government has immediately sacked a staffer after Network Ten reported that a whistleblower had provided footage recorded in Parliament House “of men engaged in blatant sex acts”.
Phil Gaetjen’s evidence before senate estimates today, raise questions as to whether Scott Morrison deliberately concealed the truth during question time last week.
Labor has hit the front in Newspoll, with a 52-48% two-party lead.
Christian Porter appeared at a press conference to deny allegations he raped a then 16-year-old girl in 1988.
The minister accused of historical rape is set to identify himself on Wednesday, after NSW police on Tuesday declared their examination of the claim “closed”.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics
Michelle Grattan talks with Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher (remotely) about the week in politics.
Malcolm Turnbull’s publisher was in a stoush at the weekend with Scott Morrison’s office over its leaking of the former prime minister’s autobiography, A Bigger Picture.
As the COVID-19 transforms our individual lives, we are learning a few new things about ourselves as a society.
The Stage 3 cuts would make Australia’s income tax system the least progressive in 60 years.
What everyone should want is a healthy system of government that can serve the public interest by bringing important matters to light.
Scott Morrison’s new ministry includes a few new faces and several new roles for familiar cabinet members. Our experts take a closer look at each portfolio.
Are you an #auspol addict? Did you watch budget speech for fun? Test yourself with our quiz.
Peter Martin and Tim Colebatch on Budget strategy and numbers.
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From inside the budget lockup, Peter Martin and Tim Colebatch shared their reactions to the pre-election budget.
Michelle Grattan, Peter Martin and Tim Colebatch on the election-eve budget chock full of sweeteners.
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Fresh from the budget lockup, chief political correspondent Michelle Grattan talks with Business and Economics Editor Peter Martin and political and economic journalist Tim Colebatch.
All you need to know about the 2019-20 federal budget in our simple at-a-glance graphic.
The government wants this election to be all about tax. The tax cuts you will get, now and later. And the “higher taxes” that Bill Shorten would impose.
Booming global commodity prices have masked the impacts of a weakening economy. With luck, the budget will be the shot it needs.
How to spot the work of a political spin doctor this election season.
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There’s a small army of spin doctors behind the scenes of an election campaign, finessing every utterance so it fits with the overall strategy. Today's episode is all about the art of political spin.