Labor’s national executive is preparing to take action against the party’s beleaguered Victorian branch, with three frontbenchers now forced out of state cabinet over a branch-stacking and infighting scandal.
State premiers continue to lob verbal grenades at each other as the battle over border closures heats up, with Premier Steven Marshall saying South Australia’s restrictions would remain in place for “economic” as well as health reasons.
Nationals backbencher David Gillespie has dismissed damning evidence about a sports grants scheme as a mere “technicality”.
The High Court has ruled Aboriginal Australians cannot be considered “aliens” under the constitution, presenting a major hurdle to the deportation of two men.
Labor frontbencher Bill Shorten has blasted the government’s handling of the controversial robo-debt scheme as incompetent at best.
Barnaby Joyce will challenge Michael McCormack for the leadership of the National Party if the position is spilled.