Albanese says MP office attack is a major escalation in local tensions over Gaza

Albanese says MP office attack is a major escalation in local tensions over Gaza

The vandalising of a Jewish Labor MP’s office comes amid heightening political tensions,which the prime minister said “undermines the cause that people purport to represent”.

  • byPaul Sakkal andOlivia Ireland

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Coal companies rebuke Dutton as Coalition pushes on with nuclear plans

Coal companies rebuke Dutton as Coalition pushes on with nuclear plans

The opposition leader will announce the sites of proposed nuclear plants on Wednesday even as power companies warn against the economic impact of ditching the 2030 climate target.

  • byNick Toscano,Mike Foley,James Massola andPaul Sakkal
China domestic interference,cyberattacks ‘never been more prolific’:Coalition

China domestic interference,cyberattacks ‘never been more prolific’:Coalition

The opposition has questioned Labor’s “disagree where we must” approach to Chinese relations as top intelligence officials raise fears about a state-sponsored hacking group.

  • byPaul Sakkal
Allen among potential challengers as redraw kicks off jockeying for seats

Allen among potential challengers as redraw kicks off jockeying for seats

Liberal moderate Katie Allen is expected to seek a return to politics at the next election and progressive independents may target senior NSW Liberal Angus Taylor.

  • byPaul Sakkal
Australian agencies greenlight charity despite Hizb ut-Tahrir links

Australian agencies greenlight charity despite Hizb ut-Tahrir links

The special tax status bestowed by the Tax Office on the Al Rashidun charity will enable it to significantly boost its fundraising efforts.

  • byNick McKenzie,Marta Pascual Juanola andPaul Sakkal
‘We won’t always agree’:Albanese rejects Chinese premier’s call to shelve disputes

‘We won’t always agree’:Albanese rejects Chinese premier’s call to shelve disputes

The prime minister will insist that serious disagreements will not disappear simply by being treated as taboos.

  • byMatthew Knott andPaul Sakkal
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Independents fight for survival as Sydney’s election battlelines redrawn

Independents fight for survival as Sydney’s election battlelines redrawn

The draft redistribution for NSW seats would scrap the seat of North Sydney in a blow to independent Kylea Tink,while radically changing several others.

  • byDavid Crowe andPaul Sakkal
Dutton’s frontbench problem laid bare by Hughes’ feud with Taylor

Dutton’s frontbench problem laid bare by Hughes’ feud with Taylor

Behind the hardman Opposition Leader Peter Dutton,there are problems in the Coalition frontbench as the election nears and the government sharpens its focus on the opposition.

  • byPaul Sakkal
Facebook is scanning some users’ faces to verify age. The Coalition wants laws that go further
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Facebook is scanning some users’ faces to verify age. The Coalition wants laws that go further

The Coalition says,if elected,it will push for laws forcing social media platforms to check users’ ages before creating new accounts. Meta is already doing it for some.

  • byPaul Sakkal
Anti-corruption body decided against robo-debt probe. Now it is being investigated

Anti-corruption body decided against robo-debt probe. Now it is being investigated

Last week,the anti-corruption commission said it would not launch an inquiry into robo-debt. That decision is now the subject of an investigation by the NACC’s inspector.

  • byPaul Sakkal
‘He is not incompetent’:Dutton backs Taylor,hopes dumped senator finds new seat

‘He is not incompetent’:Dutton backs Taylor,hopes dumped senator finds new seat

Hollie Hughes unloaded on Angus Taylor,exposing internal divisions in the opposition’s frontbench as an election nears.

  • byPaul Sakkal andNatassia Chrysanthos