Federal Government

Federation 'ill-equipped' to deal with 21st-century challenges

Is federal politics too short-sighted and shallow for modern-day challenges?

Nationals' Barnaby Joyce warns against being 'forced into a corner'

Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce says his party won't be "forced into a corner" on the government's proposed

Australia becoming a 'dumping ground' for polluting cars

Australia has resisted signing up to standards requiring restrictions on pollutants in petrol.

Zali Steggall says lies in political ads are legal. Is she correct?

Concerns have been raised over the prospect of misleading political advertising.

Morrison's integrity watchdog would be Australia's weakest

Centre for Public Integrity hands down scathing review of government's proposed watchdog.

Calls for scrutiny of Canberra's $1 billion spent on 'secret reports'

New paper reveals the federal government's spend on private consultancy firms.

Disaster payments to be scaled back as vaccination rates rise

Financial support for people who have lost work due to COVID-19 will soon be wound back.

Which politician is spending the most on Facebook advertising?

Hint: It is not Craig Kelly.

Porter's funding from a 'blind trust' is an integrity test for PM

For a smart man, Christian Porter often shows extraordinarily bad judgement.

Support for Coalition slumps as changes curb micro parties

Despite the three-point loss for the Coalition's vote, Morrison's approval returns to positive.

New bill aims to stop lying politicians and misleading political ads

Independent MP drafts a bill to prevent political parties deceiving the public.

COVID misinformation shows the need for electoral reform

Craig Kelly's move to Palmer presents Australian democracy with a dilemma.

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