Opposition communications spokesman Jason Clare says Australia's internet speed…

Opposition communications spokesman Jason Clare says Australia's internet speed…

Malcolm Turnbull ran an uninspiring and tactically foolish campaign. The Australian federal election result is not yet clear but his leadership is in s…

Shorten fought on policies. Turnbull sat back waiting for the people to elect him

Malcolm Turnbull ran an uninspiring and tactically foolish campaign. The Australian federal election result is not yet clear but his leadership is in s…

Same-sex marriage plebiscite dead after Labor caucus agreed to block legislation 1545

Same-sex marriage plebiscite dead after Labor caucus agreed to block legislation 1545

There are no easy fixes for offshore detention or our environmental problems, but it would help if our politicians got serious about them

Asylum and climate change are back in the news – and the response has been pathetic

There are no easy fixes for offshore detention or our environmental problems, but it would help if our politicians got serious about them

Labor has passed a motion insisting the Turnbull Govt to uphold human rights standards & bring in independent oversight of AUS offshore immigration processing centres on PNG & Nauru. The motion, put to Caucus by MP Melissa Parke with heavy amendments by Immigration spokesman Richard Marles, comes as the UN’s leading human rights body in Geneva heavily criticised Australia's hard line border protection policies. 100 delegate nations questioned & scolded Oz policies calling for immediate…

Labor Commits To Upholding Human Rights Standards In Offshore Processing

Labor has passed a motion insisting the Turnbull Govt to uphold human rights standards & bring in independent oversight of AUS offshore immigration processing centres on PNG & Nauru. The motion, put to Caucus by MP Melissa Parke with heavy amendments by Immigration spokesman Richard Marles, comes as the UN’s leading human rights body in Geneva heavily criticised Australia's hard line border protection policies. 100 delegate nations questioned & scolded Oz policies calling for immediate…

Former prime minister says the ‘poor quality of representatives’ is a worldwide phenomenon partly caused by media focus on politicians’ private lives

Bob Hawke blames decline in quality of politicians on intrusiveness of media

Former prime minister says the ‘poor quality of representatives’ is a worldwide phenomenon partly caused by media focus on politicians’ private lives

With neither party able to secure the 76 seats needed for an absolute majority on polling night, the results of the election hinge on these eight key House of Representatives seats which are still too close to call.

With neither party able to secure the 76 seats needed for an absolute majority on polling night, the results of the election hinge on these eight key House of Representatives seats which are still too close to call.

Bill Shorten. Malcolm Turnbull is spending your money - he's just not spending it on you.

Bill Shorten. Malcolm Turnbull is spending your money - he's just not spending it on you.

Bill Shorten says he is disappointed with the way the Abbott government has sought to politicise debate about national security and data retention legislation, hinting that Labor's bipartisan approach to national security laws could be at risk.

Bill Shorten says he is disappointed with the way the Abbott government has sought to politicise debate about national security and data retention legislation, hinting that Labor's bipartisan approach to national security laws could be at risk.

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