Bill Shorten says small and medium-sized businesses already paying lower taxes were key in convincing him not to roll back the Turnbull government’s tax cuts.
Outspoken Nationals MP George Christensen is set to be ordained a deacon in a South Australian diocese of the Anglican Church that refuses to ordain women as priests.
Embattled Labor senator Sam Dastyari has quit the federal parliament amid intense scrutiny of his interactions with a Chinese businessman and political donor.
Complications have arisen in the replacement of two senators who resigned over dual citizenship, which could end in an independent and a One Nation senator elected.
Labor senator Katy Gallagher has been referred by the Senate to the High Court over her dual citizenship despite insisting she is eligible to sit in parliament.
Labor frontbencher Katy Gallagher could be referred to the High Court after revealing British authorities did not confirm renunciation of her UK ties until two months after nominations closed for the 2016 election.