Ministers defend Albanese’s move to cut independent MP staff

Ministers defend Albanese’s move to cut independent MP staff

Cabinet ministers have defended Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s move to cut the staffing budgets of independent and minor party MPs as “common sense”.

  • byDana Daniel

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Brisbane LNP candidate still being investigated for electoral fraud

Brisbane LNP candidate still being investigated for electoral fraud

A month after the federal election,the LNP’s candidate in Lilley continues face scrutiny from the Australian Federal Police.

  • byTony Moore
Heavy are the heads that wore the crown
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Heavy are the heads that wore the crown

With Crown finally being granted a casino licence at Barangaroo and the company being taken private,spare a thought for the poor former board members.

  • byKishor Napier-Raman andNoel Towell
The story of Australia’s first hijab-wearing Muslim senator – and why she’s looking forward to meeting Pauline Hanson

The story of Australia’s first hijab-wearing Muslim senator – and why she’s looking forward to meeting Pauline Hanson

Afghanistan-born Fatima Payman is both the youngest and the newest member of the Senate,but someone stole her thunder as the first in the chamber with Muslim headwear.

  • byHamish Hastie
An MP,a private eye,and the federal police walk into a strip club
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An MP,a private eye,and the federal police walk into a strip club

It would be pretty clear to most grown-ups what used to go on at the now defunct “adult” bar Ponytails on the outskirts of Manila.

  • byKishor Napier-Raman andNoel Towell
The teal wave that launched a thousand books
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The teal wave that launched a thousand books

The teal movement that swept through leafy electorates is about to hit bookshops.

  • byKishor Napier-Raman andNoel Towell
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Palmer backs Babet to hold major parties to account

Palmer backs Babet to hold major parties to account

The United Australia Party’s Ralph Babet has secured the sixth Senate spot in Victoria,the party’s only seat in the new parliament.

  • bySumeyya Ilanbey
Pauline Hanson’s Senate re-election confirmed after weeks of counting

Pauline Hanson’s Senate re-election confirmed after weeks of counting

Queensland has re-elected One Nation leader Pauline Hanson to the Senate,the Australian Electoral Commission confirmed on Friday.

  • byCameron Atfield
Phil Gaetjens’ last summer of perks before his demise

Phil Gaetjens’ last summer of perks before his demise

The man once described by Labor as “Scott Morrison’s butler” received two tickets worth $1000 to day two of the 4th Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground in January.

  • byKishor Napier-Raman andNoel Towell
Australia’s two-party system besieged,if not broken,by election
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Australia’s two-party system besieged,if not broken,by election

The fall in major party support seems an inexorable feature of the 21st century Australian political landscape.

  • byPaul Strangio
Dutton commits to WA GST formula on first trip to Perth as opposition leader

Dutton commits to WA GST formula on first trip to Perth as opposition leader

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton travelled to Perth on Wednesday to hold his party’s first shadow cabinet meeting.

  • byHamish Hastie