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Canberra, ACT, Australia

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Bridget McKenzie downplays links to shooting club she approved almost $36,000 for

Deputy Nationals leader Bridget McKenzie is trying to downplay her links to a sporting club that received almost $36,000 from a controversial sports grants program she oversaw. → Read More

National Disability Insurance Scheme review reveals many have 'frustrations' with the bureaucracy

The system meant to be supporting some of the nation's most vulnerable people is plagued with serious delays and is frustratingly difficult to understand, a review into the scheme reveals. → Read More

Why a senator wants you to give that fidget spinner on your desk to fire-affected families

Liberal senator Hollie Hughes is appealing to people to donate sensory toys and items like weighted blankets to families of children with autism who have been affected by the bushfire emergency. → Read More

Scott Morrison to take proposal for bushfire royal commission to Cabinet

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he will take a proposal to Cabinet to establish a royal commission into the bushfire disaster. → Read More

Labor suggests day of mourning when Federal Parliament returns for 2020 'as a sign of respect'

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese is asking Prime Minister Scott Morrison to consider suspending the usual political business on the first day of the parliamentary year. → Read More

PM argues for 'comprehensive' inquiry into bushfire crisis

Climate change, hazard reduction burns and the national response to the fires will all be considered under a wide-ranging inquiry, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says. → Read More

Thousands of volunteers 'caught in red tape' backlog trying to rejoin firefighting efforts

The New South Wales Volunteer Fire Fighters Association claims 7,000 volunteers are trying to rejoin the firefighting effort but are being stopped by bureaucracy and red tape. → Read More

PM rules out referring minister to police, prompting Labor to make the request

Labor is set to call in the police after Scott Morrison's office confirms the Prime Minister has no intention of seeking an investigation into the use of an alleged forged document. → Read More

Media unites to rally for press freedom as newspapers censor front pages

The nation's major newspapers censor their front pages, and television networks broadcast campaigns calling on the Government to stop hiding behind a veil of secrecy. → Read More

Family law and child support systems to be scrutinised by inquiry

After pressure from Pauline Hanson and backbenchers, the Federal Government launches an inquiry into the family law system, to be helmed by former minister Kevin Andrews. → Read More

Plan to ban ivory and rhino horn sales could be undermined by exemptions, activists warn

Conservationists warn any exemptions from a proposed ban on the domestic trade of ivory and rhino horn will undermine the spirit of the policy, as there are limited resources to enforce the prohibition. → Read More

ASIO warns stripping terror suspects of citizenship could increase threat

Australia's spy chiefs fear the Federal Government's ability to strip terror suspects of citizenship might increase the global threat of terrorism, even if it does keep extremists out of the country. → Read More

A show of feathered force to evict Parliament's rogue residents

Defecating ducks and chip-stealing magpies have prompted Parliament House's gardeners to bring in some help. → Read More

Tony Abbott warns West faces 'extinction' crisis, praises Hungary's far-right leader Viktor Orban

After warning of angry immigrants swarming across Europe's borders, former PM Tony Abbott warns Western nations face an extinction crisis if they don't have more children. → Read More

Chinese ambassador labels US trade war bullying

A rare public statement from the ambassador warns the US that China is not afraid of fighting back in the trade war between the two countries. → Read More

Nine bosses admit $10,000-a-head Liberal fundraiser a 'mistake'

Journalists from the media empire's recently acquired ex-Fairfax newspapers were outraged management would allow the company to be associated with the event, attended by PM Scott Morrison. → Read More

Barnaby Joyce offers Tamil family support as Dutton rejects 'moral lectures'

Barnaby Joyce wants a Tamil family facing deportation to Sri Lanka to be able to remain in the central Queensland town of Biloela, a move Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton rejects. → Read More

Allegations of corruption in NSW Labor puts party in 'diabolical' situation, Albanese says

Labor Leader Anthony Albanese says revelations senior officials knew of an alleged $100,000 illegal donation should be a catalyst for cultural change. → Read More

'No jab, no pay' threat prompts sharp increase in vaccinations

A threat to cut family tax benefits for Australians who did not vaccinate their children results in an increase of 174,000 children being immunised over the last year. → Read More

Bleak outlook for Home Affairs morale, with lowest satisfaction in public service

The results of this year's public service survey show only a third of staff think it is a good place to work. → Read More