Attorney-General Christian Porter has downplayed senior Liberals’ links to a travel company run by the party’s federal treasurer after Labor demanded an investigation.
UPDATED | Pauline Hanson’s chief-of-staff James Ashby has been banned from parliament after an ugly physical fight with United Australia Party senator Brian Burston.
Labor didn’t let its former national president Warren Mundine run for parliament for a reason, the party’s deputy leader has declared.
Victorian independent MP Cathy McGowan will retire from politics after her supporters anointed rural health researcher Dr Helen Haines to replace her.
Labor has promised to abolish a controversial work-for-the-dole scheme meant to help indigenous people in remote Australia if it wins the next federal election.
Scott Morrison has fended off criticism of a proposed national integrity commission, warning against a NSW-style “kangaroo court” model with frequent public hearings.