UPDATED: The Federal Government has reignited the “dole bludger” stereotype amid debate about the adequacy of unemployment benefits, releasing figures showing a majority have payments suspended because they miss appointments.
UPDATED | Australia’s top bureaucrat has cleared former ministers Julie Bishop and Christopher Pyne of any potential misconduct over jobs they have accepted since retiring from politics.
Scott Morrison remains Australia’s prime minister after a surprise narrow victory, while Bill Shorten will quit as Labor’s leader.
The electronic media election advertising blackout kicks in at midnight, but it won’t save your eyeballs from the blanket of Clive Palmer-yellow online.
Bill Shorten will carry the spirit of his mother with him as he heads into the final quarter of the election campaign.
Australia’s leaders are retreating to their preferred policy patches as a pair of polls suggest the election is tightening.