The auditor-general will review all taxpayer-funded water purchases since 2008, as the Coalition looks to ease pressure over a controversial buyback worth almost $80 million.
Labor has accused former treasurer Joe Hockey of a conflict of interest over his shares in a travel company which won a contract in 2017 to provide government bookings.
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.
The Coalition continues to lag Labor in the latest Newspoll after three ministers quit ahead of this year’s election.
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.