UPDATED | Senior federal government ministers have traded barbs in an ugly slanging match over whether to shift Australia’s embassy in Israel, after Defence Minister Christopher Pyne chided his cabinet colleagues for publicly debating the delicate foreign policy.
Scott Morrison has shot down reports voters could be forced to cast votes in two federal elections next year.
National Party leader and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack claims he has the “absolute” support of the Nationals partyroom, but also concedes “one or two” colleagues are actively working to bring him down.
Staffers working for Attorney-General Christian Porter are being blamed for government senators voting for a motion declaring “It’s OK to be white”.
UPDATED | A long-awaited review into religious freedoms in Australia does not recommend any changes to the basis on which faith-based schools can reject students or teachers, says the federal Attorney-General.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is back-pedalling on his idea for a new national day to celebrate indigenous people and culture.