Calls to raise Newstart will be put directly to senior government bureaucrats during a parliamentary inquiry into the unemployment welfare payment.
Conservative MPs are resisting the creation of an Indigenous voice to federal parliament, with a new pledge on constitutional change sparking fresh divisions within the Coalition government.
Pauline Hanson has refused to take responsibility for questioning whether the Port Arthur massacre was a government conspiracy because she made the comments in private.
Greens leader Richard Di Natale has denied his party’s plan to shut down all coal-fired power stations and phase out thermal coal exports will cost Australians jobs.
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation will be put below Labor on Liberal how-to-vote cards, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he does not accept the excuse given by the Turkish government, after its president said Australians with anti-Muslim views would be sent home in coffins like their grandfathers.