Joe Hockey on shaky ground?

The result of the Canning bi-election is tipped to decide Tony Abbott’s fate as PM, but Joe Hockey has been suggested as an alternative sacrifice.


PM falls in polls

It’s been a tough first week in Parliament after the winter break for the Prime Minister and the latest polls won’t do much to ease the pressure.


Former MPs’ allowances battle

Four former lower house MPs have launched a bid in the High Court to have their allowances indexed to the salaries of current MPs (about $195,000), rather than at pre-2011 levels (about $154,000). Labor's Barry Cunningham, Tony Lamb and Barry Cohen and Liberal John Moore also demand in their writ of summons that unlimited domestic flights be reinstated in their retirement packages.


Bronwyn Bishop resigns

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Bronwyn Bishop, has resigned her post, effective immediately. The Speaker has been under fire for the last 18 days, following revelations about her extravagant travel expense claims, a number of which came under scrutiny for not being justifiably chargeable taxpayers.


Budget blowout on the cards

Independent analysis by Deloitte Access Economics has predicted that the Federal Budget will sink a further $14 billion into deficit in the next financial year.


PUP loses another senator

After less than a year in the Senate, the Palmer United Party (PUP) has lost another senator, with Glenn Lazarus announcing overnight on his Facebook page overnight that he would now look to continue in politics as an independent.


How will Australia fare over the next 40 years?

After the warning that Australians ‘would fall off their chairs’, IGR4 has now been released. Is it the ‘bombshell’ we were led to believe? Here’s a breakdown of what it says and how it will affect your future.


Children should be freed

Former NSW Premier and Liberal Party elder Nick Greiner has called on the Abbott Government to do more to release children from detention centres.


Spill motion voted down

Tony Abbott’s leadership of his party remains intact with 61 Liberal MPs and senators voting against a spill motion.


Poll shows PM's dip in popularity

The latest poll indicates that Tony Abbott is losing his grip on the top job.


Devaluing the Honours List

One has served his Queen and country; the other is simply married to the Queen, yet both have been given the honour of a knighthood on the Australia Day Honours list.


Tony Abbott's cabinet reshuffle

Scott Morrison’s success in stopping the influx of asylum seeker boats coming to Australia has earned him the Social Services portfolio in Tony Abbott’s cabinet reshuffle. So, who’s in and who’s out?

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