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Juggernaut Jacqui’s balancing act

Juggernaut Jacqui’s balancing act

TOMORROW the curtain closes on Australia’s second longest election campaign in history and the most uninspiring in living memory. Read full article: Juggernaut Jacqui’s balancing act...→

Victorians have kept their side of the bargain, has the government?

Victorians have kept their side of the bargain, has the government?

The only plausible explanation for the delay in reopening business is that even after all these months Victoria's contact tracing regime is still substandard. Read full article: Victorians have kept their side of the b...→

Daniel Andrews puts Victorian reopening on pause

Daniel Andrews puts Victorian reopening on pause

Victorians were hopeful Premier Daniel Andrews would announce further lockdown easing on Sunday, with the 14-day average falling below 5, but this has been del [...] Read full article: Daniel Andrews puts Victorian reopening ...→

Palaszczuk’s biggest election danger

Palaszczuk’s biggest election danger

The failures of the 2019 federal election linger over the Labor Party as it fights to retain power in the upcoming Queensland state poll. Read full article: Palaszczuk’s biggest election danger...→

Why the kids are putting the US establishment to shame

Why the kids are putting the US establishment to shame

For years we’ve seen children of politicians used as campaign fodder. But all that has changed this election, and the kids of major players will no longer be s [...] Read full article: Why the kids are putting the US establis...→

Labor ahead in polls but Palaszczuk says victory not a 'shoo-in'

Labor ahead in polls but Palaszczuk says victory not a 'shoo-in'

With only seven days until polls close for the Queensland state election, both Labor and the LNP will launch a final blitz on election-deciding seats. Read full article: Labor ahead in polls but Palaszczuk says...→

Labor seeks answers over ASIC expenses

Labor seeks answers over ASIC expenses

The discovery of overpaid expenses in the corporate watchdog raises questions about accountability and the ongoing work of ASIC, Labor says. Read full article: Labor seeks answers over ASIC expenses...→

'Near vertical' case surge in Europe: Pantheon

'Near vertical' case surge in Europe: Pantheon

El Paso and Chicago are experiencing major outbreaks. Rising positivity points to ever higher cases. Follow live updates here. Read full article: 'Near vertical' case surge in Europe: Pa...→

Failures of the criminal justice system

As politicians play a tough-on-crime game to win votes, pushing Australia’s incarceration rates ever upwards, an initiative led by high-profile patrons aims to [...] Read full article: Failures of the criminal justice system...→

Probe into Western Sydney airport land deal

A scathing audit of the Infrastructure Department’s purchase of land for the Western Sydney airport has led to an AFP investigation. But this is only the lates [...] Read full article: Probe into Western Sydney airport land d...→

Planning Minister fast-tracks contentious developments to stimulate the economy

Planning Minister fast-tracks contentious developments to stimulate the economy

Planning minister Richard Wynne has fast-tracked $625 million worth of developments, including a vast solar farm in Wangaratta opposed by locals and a contenti [...] Read full article: Planning Minister fast-tracks contentiou...→

Soorley says he wasn't lobbying when he contacted minister

Soorley says he wasn't lobbying when he contacted minister

ALP heavyweight Jim Soorley - who is barred from being a lobbyist - says he was conducting research when he contacted a state minister about a seafood restaura [...] Read full article: Soorley says he wasn't lobbying when he ...→

'Enlarger' Susan Ryan laid to rest

'Enlarger' Susan Ryan laid to rest

The state funeral for former education minister Susan Ryan attracted two former prime ministers and a host of Labor luminaries. Read full article: 'Enlarger' Susan Ryan laid to rest...→

Forget left and right, Jacinda Ardern's in the middle

Forget left and right, Jacinda Ardern's in the middle

After a sweeping victory, the New Zealand leader and her finance team are positioning Labour as the party of sensible economic management. Read full article: Forget left and right, Jacinda Ardern's ...→

What are you hiding?: Biden faces Trump in final debate

What are you hiding?: Biden faces Trump in final debate

The threat of a mute button did not stop the two men vying for the world’s most powerful job from clashing on coronavirus, foreign interference and race relati [...] Read full article: What are you hiding?: Biden faces Trump ...→

Firestorm over bold ‘vote winner’ policy

Firestorm over bold ‘vote winner’ policy

Queensland Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington’s promise to slap a curfew on youths in the Cairns and Townsville has become the most controversial issue in the [...] Read full article: Firestorm over bold ‘vote winner’ policy...→

Qld to finally make border decision

Qld to finally make border decision

A decision on border restrictions will be made just days before Queenslanders head to the polls as two new coronavirus cases were recorded, both linked to a Li [...] Read full article: Qld to finally make border decision...→

5 QLD Election 2020: Gaven candidates Meaghan Scanlon, Kirsten Jackson face off in debate | Gold Coast

5 QLD Election 2020: Gaven candidates Meaghan Scanlon, Kirsten Jackson face off in debate | Gold Coast

Candidates in the citys most marginal seat are facing off from 12pm today - on everything from the border to assisted dying. SEE THE FULL LIVE SCHEDULE Read full article: 5 QLD Election 2020: Gaven candidates Me...→

Leaked video shows Trump storming out of interview

Leaked video shows Trump storming out of interview

President Donald Trump took on America’s most influential news program in unprecedented fashion, posting unedited video of an interviews he gave to 60 Minutes. [...] Read full article: Leaked video shows Trump storming out of...→

Labor, LNP stay on the fence over border reopening date

Labor, LNP stay on the fence over border reopening date

Annastacia Palaszczuk traded barbs with the NSW Premier ahead of national cabinet, while the state LNP said it would follow the same health advice Labor was gi [...] Read full article: Labor, LNP stay on the fence over border...→

Reopening rules revealed, but pubs want more

Reopening rules revealed, but pubs want more

Pubs and restaurants are pushing for more customers to be allowed when Melbourne opens up, but at least the discussion has shifted to 'how much' rather than 'i [...] Read full article: Reopening rules revealed, but pubs want ...→

LATER Australia Post boss stood down over luxury watch purchases

LATER Australia Post boss stood down over luxury watch purchases

Scott Morrison has put embattled Australia Post boss Christine Holgate on notice, warning she faces the sack if she won't stand aside during an investigation i [...] Read full article: LATER Australia Post boss stood down ove...→

Call me ‘Baz’, says new Lord Mayor

Call me ‘Baz’, says new Lord Mayor

Channel 7 media personality Basil Zempilas may be Perth’s new Lord Mayor but he’s declared: “I’ll always be Baz”. Read full article: Call me ‘Baz’, says new Lord Mayor...→

Qld's November 1 border reopening with NSW in doubt

Qld's November 1 border reopening with NSW in doubt

Queensland's tourism industry has been sweating on the November 1 border reopening with NSW to boost business. Read full article: Qld's November 1 border reopening with N...→

States told to stop taking easy way out as border closures cost nation

States told to stop taking easy way out as border closures cost nation

Businesses are calling for a national plan to reopen state borders as a new report finds air travel shutdowns are costing the economy $7.6 billion per month. Read full article: States told to stop taking easy way out ...→

High Court sexual harassment probe widens

High Court sexual harassment probe widens

Eight former High Court associates have provided information to the independent investigator looking into sexual harassment allegations against former justice [...] Read full article: High Court sexual harassment probe widen...→

'Fight to the death': Leaders descend on election battleground

'Fight to the death': Leaders descend on election battleground

Deb Frecklington and Annastacia Palaszczuk both descended on Townsville again on Sunday to slug it out over a trifecta of seats that could make or break they c [...] Read full article: 'Fight to the death': Leaders descend on...→

British students get mandatory lessons in LGBT sexuality

British students get mandatory lessons in LGBT sexuality

As One Nation MP Mark Latham pushes to remove any teaching about sexuality and gender identity from NSW schools, some school jurisdictions are instead formalis [...] Read full article: British students get mandatory lessons i...→

Premier launches final push for Townsville, while LNP promises two weirs

Premier launches final push for Townsville, while LNP promises two weirs

Annastacia Palaszczuk pledged $10m for employment assistance, infrastructure and support for veterans, while Deb Frecklington focused on water security in rura [...] Read full article: Premier launches final push for Townsvil...→

Melbourne inner-city childcare services the most expensive for parents

Melbourne inner-city childcare services the most expensive for parents

Childcare centres in inner suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne are the most expensive in the nation, analysis of fees data shows. Read full article: Melbourne inner-city childcare services ...→

Top PNG official named in Senate as demanding payment from Paladin

Top PNG official named in Senate as demanding payment from Paladin

The chief secretary of the Papua New Guinea government, Sir Isaac Lupari, allegedly approached a director of controversial Australian immigration detention con [...] Read full article: Top PNG official named in Senate as dema...→

Palmer steps up $28 billion court fight

Palmer steps up $28 billion court fight

Clive Palmer has taken the first step towards launching legal action against the Commonwealth over his $28 billion damages battle with WA. Read full article: Palmer steps up $28 billion court fight...→

Fresh start for Labor in Far North

Fresh start for Labor in Far North

THE Far North’s three new Labor MPs joined re-elected MP Curtis Pitt at the Cairns Esplanade to soak up the sun after last night’s historic state election win. Read full article: Fresh start for Labor in Far North...→

Stench around Biden family now tangible

Stench around Biden family now tangible

It’s a given that the President is an obnoxious pest, but where’s the critical analysis of Joe Biden to balance the outraged spluttering that passes for report [...] Read full article: Stench around Biden family now tangible...→

What went wrong inside Australia Post?

What went wrong inside Australia Post?

The mail carrier’s chief executive has been asked to stand aside after revelations of luxury watches gifted to executives, but the company is facing much deepe [...] Read full article: What went wrong inside Australia Post?...→

Holgate bought the watches: former Australia Post chair John Stanhope

Holgate bought the watches: former Australia Post chair John Stanhope

John Stanhope says the Australia Post board approved a gift for senior executives but did not sign off on Cartier watches now believed to have cost $19,950. Read full article: Holgate bought the watches: former Austr...→

Anti-lockdown protest turns ugly

Anti-lockdown protest turns ugly

An anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne turned ugly - and appeared pointless - as the city enters the last weekend of severe COVID-19 restrictions; the Trump v B [...] Read full article: Anti-lockdown protest turns ugly...→

Gladys gave $40k to lover’s electorate

Gladys gave $40k to lover’s electorate

The NSW Premier personally awarded six different grants to Wagga Wagga while she was having a secret affair with the member representing the area, it can be re [...] Read full article: Gladys gave $40k to lover’s electorate...→

National plan can bury border wars

National plan can bury border wars

Australia must consolidate its relative success in managing the virus into a much better national approach to pandemics. Read full article: National plan can bury border wars...→

All agencies on notice over spending: PM

All agencies on notice over spending: PM

Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate has stood aside pending inquiries into luxury watch gifts, as the prime minister mulls broader government entity issues. Read full article: All agencies on notice over spending: PM...→

Labor refuses to back LNP's five per cent unemployment target

Labor refuses to back LNP's five per cent unemployment target

Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick said unemployment hit 7.2 per cent under the Newman government between 2012 and 2015. Read full article: Labor refuses to back LNP's five per cen...→

ASIC boss steps aside after claiming $118,000 for tax accounting

ASIC boss steps aside after claiming $118,000 for tax accounting

Taxpayers paid almost $120,000 to cover the tax affairs of the corporate watchdog's chairman, despite only having initial approval for $4050 of tax accounting [...] Read full article: ASIC boss steps aside after claiming $11...→

ASIC chairman James Shipton is a child of the Melbourne establishment

ASIC chairman James Shipton is a child of the Melbourne establishment

When James Shipton wants to know what's really going on in corporate Australia, he can call four men he's known almost 30 years. Read full article: ASIC chairman James Shipton is a child o...→

Pressure mounts on top health official over hotel quarantine fallout

Pressure mounts on top health official over hotel quarantine fallout

Pressure is mounting on the state’s top health official to explain why he instructed lawyers to withhold a key email from the hotel quarantine inquiry. Read full article: Pressure mounts on top health official o...→

Ministers go postal over $3k watch gifts

Ministers go postal over $3k watch gifts

Senior ministers have chastised Christine Holgate after the Australia Post chief spent $12,000 on Cartier watches for senior staff. Read full article: Ministers go postal over $3k watch gifts...→

WATCH LIVE AT 12: Gaven election debate

WATCH LIVE AT 12: Gaven election debate

CANDIDATES from the Gold Coast’s most critical seat are facing off from 12pm today in the last of the Bulletin’s election forums. Read full article: WATCH LIVE AT 12: Gaven election debate...→

Safe Schools disgusting: Whiteley

Safe Schools disgusting: Whiteley

FORMER Braddon MP Brett Whiteley has labelled the Safe Schools program a “disgusting program, a political activist tool with a radical left wing agenda”. Read full article: Safe Schools disgusting: Whiteley...→

Ratepayers stump up for council's Belt and Road-related trip

Ratepayers stump up for council's Belt and Road-related trip

A Labor-dominated Melbourne council sent its mayor, a councillor and a senior official on a nine-day ratepayer-funded trip to China that spruiked local busines [...] Read full article: Ratepayers stump up for council's Belt a...→

CLASSIC Aust Post tweet wins internet

CLASSIC Aust Post tweet wins internet

The boss of Australia Post may be having a day to forget but her social media team is ensuring not all postal service employees are tarred with the same brush. Read full article: CLASSIC Aust Post tweet wins internet...→

Reform window will soon open, but will anyone jump through?

Reform window will soon open, but will anyone jump through?

An election-free period from March next year offers the Morrison government a rare opportunity to push on economic reform – if it's brave enough to try. Read full article: Reform window will soon open, but will a...→

Labor, One Nation say disgraced MP had key to Berejiklian's house

Labor, One Nation say disgraced MP had key to Berejiklian's house

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian's former lover, disgraced MP Daryl Maguire, is alleged to have had a key to the leader's home while they were together. Read full article: Labor, One Nation say disgraced MP had k...→

PM’s wife ‘unimpressed’ with purchase

PM’s wife ‘unimpressed’ with purchase

Scott Morrison has bought himself a Christmas gift that left his followers in stitches and his wife slightly less amused. Read full article: PM’s wife ‘unimpressed’ with purchase...→

Queensland LNP slammed for juvenile campaign video

People have been left outraged after Queensland’s Liberal National Party released a “juvenile” campaign video ahead of the Queensland state election next weeke [...] Read full article: Queensland LNP slammed for juvenile camp...→

Queensland isn't just a COVID-19 election

Queensland isn't just a COVID-19 election

The state's highly regionalised politics include the different attitudes to the pandemic in Brisbane and the bush. So border populism doesn't mean Annastacia P [...] Read full article: Queensland isn't just a COVID-19 electio...→

'A hung Parliament is a very real possibility': Qld campaign enters home stretch

'A hung Parliament is a very real possibility': Qld campaign enters home stretch

The politicking continues into the final week of the campaign - but for many Queenslanders, it's too late. Read full article: 'A hung Parliament is a very real possib...→

Berejiklian may have let her standards drop - but we can't drop ours

Berejiklian may have let her standards drop - but we can't drop ours

The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled us to trust our public institutions and political leaders again. And our trust has been repaid. But we may be suspending ou [...] Read full article: Berejiklian may have let her standards d...→

Newspoll: Marginal seats to be hotly contested at Queensland election

Newspoll: Marginal seats to be hotly contested at Queensland election

The Labor and Liberal parties are poised to pinch marginal seats from each other in an upcoming Queensland state election set to go down to the wire. Read full article: Newspoll: Marginal seats to be hotly con...→

Victoria’s hotel quarantine inquiry

While Victoria’s hotel quarantine inquiry has been marked by the poor recall of some politicians and senior bureaucrats, the seeds of disaster were likely sown [...] Read full article: Victoria’s hotel quarantine inquiry...→

Places for people, not cars: Venues set to embrace the great outdoors

Places for people, not cars: Venues set to embrace the great outdoors

Hospitality businesses are coming up with new ways to get in as many customers as possible as they get ready to reopen. Read full article: Places for people, not cars: Venues set ...→

Queensland agrees to border opening 'aspiration'

Queensland agrees to border opening 'aspiration'

The prospect of reopened state borders by December was boosted by national cabinet on Friday, with Queenslanders ordered into isolation also now able to access [...] Read full article: Queensland agrees to border opening 'asp...→

When the global struggle becomes our local worry

When the global struggle becomes our local worry

A change of occupant in the White House does not change America's problem with China - or Australia's excruciating political choices in the matter. Read full article: When the global struggle becomes our loc...→

States, feds agree on new strategy to reopen by Christmas

States, feds agree on new strategy to reopen by Christmas

Every state and territory except Western Australia has agreed in-principle to open their borders and economies by Christmas, while, at the same time, start exp [...] Read full article: States, feds agree on new strategy to re...→

ASIC's blunders: Who'll bury the undertaker?

ASIC's blunders: Who'll bury the undertaker?

There's a certain irony that the two operatives handpicked by the government to clean up the banks are now mired in a mess of their own. Read full article: ASIC's blunders: Who'll bury the underta...→

Queensland voters not in a mood for change

Queensland voters not in a mood for change

Labor's Annastacia Palaszczuk and the LNP's Deb Frecklington have been travelling the state to win over voters, who right now seem more concerned about the vir [...] Read full article: Queensland voters not in a mood for chan...→

‘Stood down’ Aus Post boss may still be paid

‘Stood down’ Aus Post boss may still be paid

Australia Post’s chief executive Christine Holgate may still get paid over the next four weeks, despite ‘standing aside’ as an investigation of $3000 watches g [...] Read full article: ‘Stood down’ Aus Post boss may still be ...→

‘Least racist person’: Trump takes on Biden

‘Least racist person’: Trump takes on Biden

The threat of a mute button did not stop the two men vying for the world’s most powerful job from clashing on coronavirus, foreign interference and race relati [...] Read full article: ‘Least racist person’: Trump takes on Bi...→

ASIC boss claimed $118,000 for tax affairs when he had approval for $4050

ASIC boss claimed $118,000 for tax affairs when he had approval for $4050

Taxpayers paid almost $120,000 to cover the tax affairs of the corporate watchdog's chairman, despite only having initial approval for $4050 of tax accounting [...] Read full article: ASIC boss claimed $118,000 for tax affai...→

Premier's staff destroyed documents used to green light 'rort'

Premier's staff destroyed documents used to green light 'rort'

The latest revelations come as NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian faces calls to resign after failing to disclose a relationship with disgraced former Liberal MP D [...] Read full article: Premier's staff destroyed documents used...→

Trump storms out of TV interview

Trump storms out of TV interview

The video shows an increasingly agitated president parrying with interviewer Lesley Stahl on issues like the coronavirus before abruptly walking out. WATCH IT [...] Read full article: Trump storms out of TV interview...→

Poll Call: action moves back to southeast after regional campaign week

Poll Call: action moves back to southeast after regional campaign week

The main election action moves entirely to the southeast today with Labor on its way back to Brisbane and the LNP spending a second day on the Gold Coast. Read full article: Poll Call: action moves back to southeas...→

Holy stoush brews over lockdown restrictions on WA churches

Holy stoush brews over lockdown restrictions on WA churches

From Sunday, comedy clubs will be able to welcome more patrons as restrictions ease, but churches and places of worship will still be locked down under the 2-s [...] Read full article: Holy stoush brews over lockdown restrict...→

US jobless figures drop to 787,000

US jobless figures drop to 787,000

Initial jobless claims in the US declined to 787,000 but the economy continues to suffer. Follow live updates here. Read full article: US jobless figures drop to 787,000...→

Man charged over alleged headbutt

Man charged over alleged headbutt

UPDATED: A 38-year-old North Hobart man has been charged following an alleged incident on Hobart’s waterfront involving former prime minister Tony Abbott. Read full article: Man charged over alleged headbutt...→

Australia Post’s hilarious tweet amid watch scandal

Australia Post’s hilarious tweet amid watch scandal

The boss of Australia Post may be having a day to forget but her social media team is ensuring not all postal service employees are tarred with the same brush. Read full article: Australia Post’s hilarious tweet amid wa...→

Facebook 'death star' will facilitate terrorism, paedophilia: Dutton

Facebook 'death star' will facilitate terrorism, paedophilia: Dutton

Home Affairs Departmental Secretary Mike Pezzullo says he has formed "a rebel alliance" with other countries against Facebook 's plan to encrypt its message se [...] Read full article: Facebook 'death star' will facilitate te...→

Premier Dan Andrews divides Victorians down the middle

Premier Dan Andrews divides Victorians down the middle

It's no surprise Victoria's lockdown restrictions no longer have overwhelming support. People now know what happens when arbitrary and naked power goes too far [...] Read full article: Premier Dan Andrews divides Victorians d...→

British students get mandatory lessons in LGBT sexuality

British students get mandatory lessons in LGBT sexuality

As One Nation MP Mark Latham pushes to remove any teaching about sexuality and gender identity from NSW schools, some school jurisdictions are instead formalis [...] Read full article: British students get mandatory lessons i...→

Victorians have kept their side of the bargain, has the government?

Victorians have kept their side of the bargain, has the government?

The only plausible explanation for the delay in reopening business is that even after all these months Victoria's contact tracing regime is still substandard. Read full article: Victorians have kept their side of the b...→

Queensland LNP slammed for juvenile campaign video

People have been left outraged after Queensland’s Liberal National Party released a “juvenile” campaign video ahead of the Queensland state election next weeke [...] Read full article: Queensland LNP slammed for juvenile camp...→

Melbourne inner-city childcare services the most expensive for parents

Melbourne inner-city childcare services the most expensive for parents

Childcare centres in inner suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne are the most expensive in the nation, analysis of fees data shows. Read full article: Melbourne inner-city childcare services ...→

Daniel Andrews puts Victorian reopening on pause

Daniel Andrews puts Victorian reopening on pause

Victorians were hopeful Premier Daniel Andrews would announce further lockdown easing on Sunday, with the 14-day average falling below 5, but this has been del [...] Read full article: Daniel Andrews puts Victorian reopening ...→

Top PNG official named in Senate as demanding payment from Paladin

Top PNG official named in Senate as demanding payment from Paladin

The chief secretary of the Papua New Guinea government, Sir Isaac Lupari, allegedly approached a director of controversial Australian immigration detention con [...] Read full article: Top PNG official named in Senate as dema...→

Why the kids are putting the US establishment to shame

Why the kids are putting the US establishment to shame

For years we’ve seen children of politicians used as campaign fodder. But all that has changed this election, and the kids of major players will no longer be s [...] Read full article: Why the kids are putting the US establis...→

'A hung Parliament is a very real possibility': Qld campaign enters home stretch

'A hung Parliament is a very real possibility': Qld campaign enters home stretch

The politicking continues into the final week of the campaign - but for many Queenslanders, it's too late. Read full article: 'A hung Parliament is a very real possib...→

Fresh start for Labor in Far North

Fresh start for Labor in Far North

THE Far North’s three new Labor MPs joined re-elected MP Curtis Pitt at the Cairns Esplanade to soak up the sun after last night’s historic state election win. Read full article: Fresh start for Labor in Far North...→

Labor seeks answers over ASIC expenses

Labor seeks answers over ASIC expenses

The discovery of overpaid expenses in the corporate watchdog raises questions about accountability and the ongoing work of ASIC, Labor says. Read full article: Labor seeks answers over ASIC expenses...→

Newspoll: Marginal seats to be hotly contested at Queensland election

Newspoll: Marginal seats to be hotly contested at Queensland election

The Labor and Liberal parties are poised to pinch marginal seats from each other in an upcoming Queensland state election set to go down to the wire. Read full article: Newspoll: Marginal seats to be hotly con...→

Stench around Biden family now tangible

Stench around Biden family now tangible

It’s a given that the President is an obnoxious pest, but where’s the critical analysis of Joe Biden to balance the outraged spluttering that passes for report [...] Read full article: Stench around Biden family now tangible...→

Failures of the criminal justice system

As politicians play a tough-on-crime game to win votes, pushing Australia’s incarceration rates ever upwards, an initiative led by high-profile patrons aims to [...] Read full article: Failures of the criminal justice system...→

Victoria’s hotel quarantine inquiry

While Victoria’s hotel quarantine inquiry has been marked by the poor recall of some politicians and senior bureaucrats, the seeds of disaster were likely sown [...] Read full article: Victoria’s hotel quarantine inquiry...→

Holgate bought the watches: former Australia Post chair John Stanhope

Holgate bought the watches: former Australia Post chair John Stanhope

John Stanhope says the Australia Post board approved a gift for senior executives but did not sign off on Cartier watches now believed to have cost $19,950. Read full article: Holgate bought the watches: former Austr...→

Planning Minister fast-tracks contentious developments to stimulate the economy

Planning Minister fast-tracks contentious developments to stimulate the economy

Planning minister Richard Wynne has fast-tracked $625 million worth of developments, including a vast solar farm in Wangaratta opposed by locals and a contenti [...] Read full article: Planning Minister fast-tracks contentiou...→

Anti-lockdown protest turns ugly

Anti-lockdown protest turns ugly

An anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne turned ugly - and appeared pointless - as the city enters the last weekend of severe COVID-19 restrictions; the Trump v B [...] Read full article: Anti-lockdown protest turns ugly...→

Soorley says he wasn't lobbying when he contacted minister

Soorley says he wasn't lobbying when he contacted minister

ALP heavyweight Jim Soorley - who is barred from being a lobbyist - says he was conducting research when he contacted a state minister about a seafood restaura [...] Read full article: Soorley says he wasn't lobbying when he ...→

When the global struggle becomes our local worry

When the global struggle becomes our local worry

A change of occupant in the White House does not change America's problem with China - or Australia's excruciating political choices in the matter. Read full article: When the global struggle becomes our loc...→

National plan can bury border wars

National plan can bury border wars

Australia must consolidate its relative success in managing the virus into a much better national approach to pandemics. Read full article: National plan can bury border wars...→

ASIC's blunders: Who'll bury the undertaker?

ASIC's blunders: Who'll bury the undertaker?

There's a certain irony that the two operatives handpicked by the government to clean up the banks are now mired in a mess of their own. Read full article: ASIC's blunders: Who'll bury the underta...→

Labor refuses to back LNP's five per cent unemployment target

Labor refuses to back LNP's five per cent unemployment target

Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick said unemployment hit 7.2 per cent under the Newman government between 2012 and 2015. Read full article: Labor refuses to back LNP's five per cen...→

'Enlarger' Susan Ryan laid to rest

'Enlarger' Susan Ryan laid to rest

The state funeral for former education minister Susan Ryan attracted two former prime ministers and a host of Labor luminaries. Read full article: 'Enlarger' Susan Ryan laid to rest...→

‘Stood down’ Aus Post boss may still be paid

‘Stood down’ Aus Post boss may still be paid

Australia Post’s chief executive Christine Holgate may still get paid over the next four weeks, despite ‘standing aside’ as an investigation of $3000 watches g [...] Read full article: ‘Stood down’ Aus Post boss may still be ...→

What are you hiding?: Biden faces Trump in final debate

What are you hiding?: Biden faces Trump in final debate

The threat of a mute button did not stop the two men vying for the world’s most powerful job from clashing on coronavirus, foreign interference and race relati [...] Read full article: What are you hiding?: Biden faces Trump ...→

ASIC boss claimed $118,000 for tax affairs when he had approval for $4050

ASIC boss claimed $118,000 for tax affairs when he had approval for $4050

Taxpayers paid almost $120,000 to cover the tax affairs of the corporate watchdog's chairman, despite only having initial approval for $4050 of tax accounting [...] Read full article: ASIC boss claimed $118,000 for tax affai...→

Qld to finally make border decision

Qld to finally make border decision

A decision on border restrictions will be made just days before Queenslanders head to the polls as two new coronavirus cases were recorded, both linked to a Li [...] Read full article: Qld to finally make border decision...→

Ministers go postal over $3k watch gifts

Ministers go postal over $3k watch gifts

Senior ministers have chastised Christine Holgate after the Australia Post chief spent $12,000 on Cartier watches for senior staff. Read full article: Ministers go postal over $3k watch gifts...→

Leaked video shows Trump storming out of interview

Leaked video shows Trump storming out of interview

President Donald Trump took on America’s most influential news program in unprecedented fashion, posting unedited video of an interviews he gave to 60 Minutes. [...] Read full article: Leaked video shows Trump storming out of...→

Poll Call: action moves back to southeast after regional campaign week

Poll Call: action moves back to southeast after regional campaign week

The main election action moves entirely to the southeast today with Labor on its way back to Brisbane and the LNP spending a second day on the Gold Coast. Read full article: Poll Call: action moves back to southeas...→

US jobless figures drop to 787,000

US jobless figures drop to 787,000

Initial jobless claims in the US declined to 787,000 but the economy continues to suffer. Follow live updates here. Read full article: US jobless figures drop to 787,000...→

Ratepayers stump up for council's Belt and Road-related trip

Ratepayers stump up for council's Belt and Road-related trip

A Labor-dominated Melbourne council sent its mayor, a councillor and a senior official on a nine-day ratepayer-funded trip to China that spruiked local busines [...] Read full article: Ratepayers stump up for council's Belt a...→

Labor, LNP stay on the fence over border reopening date

Labor, LNP stay on the fence over border reopening date

Annastacia Palaszczuk traded barbs with the NSW Premier ahead of national cabinet, while the state LNP said it would follow the same health advice Labor was gi [...] Read full article: Labor, LNP stay on the fence over border...→

Australia Post’s hilarious tweet amid watch scandal

Australia Post’s hilarious tweet amid watch scandal

The boss of Australia Post may be having a day to forget but her social media team is ensuring not all postal service employees are tarred with the same brush. Read full article: Australia Post’s hilarious tweet amid wa...→

Reform window will soon open, but will anyone jump through?

Reform window will soon open, but will anyone jump through?

An election-free period from March next year offers the Morrison government a rare opportunity to push on economic reform – if it's brave enough to try. Read full article: Reform window will soon open, but will a...→

LATER Australia Post boss stood down over luxury watch purchases

LATER Australia Post boss stood down over luxury watch purchases

Scott Morrison has put embattled Australia Post boss Christine Holgate on notice, warning she faces the sack if she won't stand aside during an investigation i [...] Read full article: LATER Australia Post boss stood down ove...→

Labor, One Nation say disgraced MP had key to Berejiklian's house

Labor, One Nation say disgraced MP had key to Berejiklian's house

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian's former lover, disgraced MP Daryl Maguire, is alleged to have had a key to the leader's home while they were together. Read full article: Labor, One Nation say disgraced MP had k...→

States told to stop taking easy way out as border closures cost nation

States told to stop taking easy way out as border closures cost nation

Businesses are calling for a national plan to reopen state borders as a new report finds air travel shutdowns are costing the economy $7.6 billion per month. Read full article: States told to stop taking easy way out ...→

Premier Dan Andrews divides Victorians down the middle

Premier Dan Andrews divides Victorians down the middle

It's no surprise Victoria's lockdown restrictions no longer have overwhelming support. People now know what happens when arbitrary and naked power goes too far [...] Read full article: Premier Dan Andrews divides Victorians d...→

'Fight to the death': Leaders descend on election battleground

'Fight to the death': Leaders descend on election battleground

Deb Frecklington and Annastacia Palaszczuk both descended on Townsville again on Sunday to slug it out over a trifecta of seats that could make or break they c [...] Read full article: 'Fight to the death': Leaders descend on...→

Juggernaut Jacqui’s balancing act

Juggernaut Jacqui’s balancing act

TOMORROW the curtain closes on Australia’s second longest election campaign in history and the most uninspiring in living memory. Read full article: Juggernaut Jacqui’s balancing act...→

PM’s wife ‘unimpressed’ with purchase

PM’s wife ‘unimpressed’ with purchase

Scott Morrison has bought himself a Christmas gift that left his followers in stitches and his wife slightly less amused. Read full article: PM’s wife ‘unimpressed’ with purchase...→

Premier launches final push for Townsville, while LNP promises two weirs

Premier launches final push for Townsville, while LNP promises two weirs

Annastacia Palaszczuk pledged $10m for employment assistance, infrastructure and support for veterans, while Deb Frecklington focused on water security in rura [...] Read full article: Premier launches final push for Townsvil...→

Queensland isn't just a COVID-19 election

Queensland isn't just a COVID-19 election

The state's highly regionalised politics include the different attitudes to the pandemic in Brisbane and the bush. So border populism doesn't mean Annastacia P [...] Read full article: Queensland isn't just a COVID-19 electio...→

Palaszczuk’s biggest election danger

Palaszczuk’s biggest election danger

The failures of the 2019 federal election linger over the Labor Party as it fights to retain power in the upcoming Queensland state poll. Read full article: Palaszczuk’s biggest election danger...→

Palmer steps up $28 billion court fight

Palmer steps up $28 billion court fight

Clive Palmer has taken the first step towards launching legal action against the Commonwealth over his $28 billion damages battle with WA. Read full article: Palmer steps up $28 billion court fight...→

Labor ahead in polls but Palaszczuk says victory not a 'shoo-in'

Labor ahead in polls but Palaszczuk says victory not a 'shoo-in'

With only seven days until polls close for the Queensland state election, both Labor and the LNP will launch a final blitz on election-deciding seats. Read full article: Labor ahead in polls but Palaszczuk says...→

Berejiklian may have let her standards drop - but we can't drop ours

Berejiklian may have let her standards drop - but we can't drop ours

The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled us to trust our public institutions and political leaders again. And our trust has been repaid. But we may be suspending ou [...] Read full article: Berejiklian may have let her standards d...→

'Near vertical' case surge in Europe: Pantheon

'Near vertical' case surge in Europe: Pantheon

El Paso and Chicago are experiencing major outbreaks. Rising positivity points to ever higher cases. Follow live updates here. Read full article: 'Near vertical' case surge in Europe: Pa...→

What went wrong inside Australia Post?

What went wrong inside Australia Post?

The mail carrier’s chief executive has been asked to stand aside after revelations of luxury watches gifted to executives, but the company is facing much deepe [...] Read full article: What went wrong inside Australia Post?...→

Probe into Western Sydney airport land deal

A scathing audit of the Infrastructure Department’s purchase of land for the Western Sydney airport has led to an AFP investigation. But this is only the lates [...] Read full article: Probe into Western Sydney airport land d...→

Places for people, not cars: Venues set to embrace the great outdoors

Places for people, not cars: Venues set to embrace the great outdoors

Hospitality businesses are coming up with new ways to get in as many customers as possible as they get ready to reopen. Read full article: Places for people, not cars: Venues set ...→

Public servant largesse offends the PM's quiet Australians

Public servant largesse offends the PM's quiet Australians

Scott Morrison believes there needs to be signs of solidarity with those doing it tough, and splurging taxpayers' money on lavish watches doesn't pass muster. Read full article: Public servant largesse offends the PM's...→