Senate votes to demand Brandis produce Bell Group documents

Today the Senate has voted to demand George Brandis comply with a series of overdue requests to produce documents related to the Bell Group matter – the dirty deal which could have dudded the taxpayer by as much as $300 million.

Read more

Turnbull's right wing calling shots on 18C again

Reports this morning of a renewed push by ring-wing coalition senators to destroy protections against racial hate speech confirms once again just how weak and divided this government is.

Read more

Mitch missing in action on key reforms and appointments

The Minister for Communications, Senator Mitch Fifield, continues to prove the accolade given to him last year as “the most ineffective politician in the land.”

Read more

Australians paying more for Malcolm Turnbull's second-rate NBN

An analysis in The Australian this morning finds that Australian families face an average price hike of nearly 20 per cent on internet services as they migrate to entry-level plans on the Government’s second-rate National Broadband Network.

Read more

Zombie divorce tax lives on

On top of the cruel cuts to family benefits announced this week comes another shock – the independent Parliamentary Budget Office’s latest unlegislated measures update has confirmed the government’s plans to implement its “divorce tax”, which targets families going through painful separations.

Read more

Malcolm Turnbull must not be allowed to do to electricity what he has done to the NBN

Whether it’s with copper or with coal, Turnbull’s policies are taking Australia backwards

Read more

Brandis diary saga: beyond a joke


Statement on Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse

Australians are shocked and angered by the evidence given today at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Read more

Labor welcomes new High Court appointments

Labor extends its warm congratulations to Susan Kiefel AC on her elevation to Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, and the Hon James Edelman on his appointment as a judge of the High Court today.

Read more

Last chance for the government to stop the shortwave radio switch off

With the Northern Territory due to lose its essential shortwave radio service tomorrow, the Government is ignoring Labor’s calls to do all it can to continue this critical communications service and ensure listeners in the bush are not cut off.

Read more