WA Labor,Liberals trade barbs over ‘MetroDEBT’ as Yanchep extension opens

WA Labor,Liberals trade barbs over ‘MetroDEBT’ as Yanchep extension opens

The Metronet Yanchep rail extension has officially opened after heavily criticised cost and time blowouts.

  • byAlex Condon

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Lobbyland:Pyne,Feeney open doors in defence

Lobbyland:Pyne,Feeney open doors in defence

A weapons supplier with more than $200 million in federal deals has emerged as one of the best-connected companies in federal politics.

  • byDavid Crowe
The blaring warning for Albanese that Morrison ignored until he lost

The blaring warning for Albanese that Morrison ignored until he lost

The Liberals ignored constant warnings about their failing on climate,women and integrity until heartland seats abandoned them. Labor should not make the same mistake with Gaza.

  • byAngus Livingston
Dutton has told his troops to prepare for an early election. Are they up to it?

Dutton has told his troops to prepare for an early election. Are they up to it?

The veteran politician,a former police officer,lived through the scarring Nelson-Turnbull-Abbott years. He has placed a premium on unity,and it has paid off – at least so far.

  • byJames Massola
Wagga Wagga boo-boo? Perhaps,but Speakman must defang yappy Nats

Wagga Wagga boo-boo? Perhaps,but Speakman must defang yappy Nats

If the NSW Coalition can almost fall apart over a juvenile spat,the leader must take change and reassert his authority.

  • byAlexandra Smith
Teal calls for snap climate election as rumours of cabinet reshuffle swirl

Teal calls for snap climate election as rumours of cabinet reshuffle swirl

Monique Ryan wants an election on the Coalition’s contentious nuclear plan as Peter Dutton readies for an early poll.

  • byPaul Sakkal andJames Massola
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Dutton to supermarkets:Rein in prices,or we’ll force you to sell stores

Dutton to supermarkets:Rein in prices,or we’ll force you to sell stores

Grocery prices have played a key role in the cost-of-living debate,prompting the Coalition to adopt an interventionist policy opposed by business lobby groups.

  • byPaul Sakkal
Perrottet-brokered peace deal saves NSW Coalition from split

Perrottet-brokered peace deal saves NSW Coalition from split

A 96-hour civil war between the NSW Liberals and Nationals was resolved late on Monday night with negotiations brokered by former premier Dominic Perrottet.

  • byMax Maddison,Alexandra Smith andChristopher Harris
Speakman’s hold on top job faces test amid push to split Coalition

Speakman’s hold on top job faces test amid push to split Coalition

NSW Liberal Party MPs will consider the future of the Coalition at a party room meeting on Tuesday after Nationals leader Dugald Saunders defied the opposition leader.

  • byMax Maddison andAlexandra Smith
Coalition moves to calm investors spooked by nuclear pitch

Coalition moves to calm investors spooked by nuclear pitch

The opposition’s energy spokesman will attempt to reassure clean-energy businesses that the Coalition sees a central role for wind and solar power after comments by the Nationals leader rattled the industry.

  • byPaul Sakkal andMike Foley
Dutton’s nuclear plan is surrounded by false claims and policy gaps – but people are listening

Dutton’s nuclear plan is surrounded by false claims and policy gaps – but people are listening

Australians are still paying a price for the energy policy disputes of the past. The nuclear proposal is unlikely to end the argument.

  • byDavid Crowe