James Massola

James Massola is south-east Asia correspondent, based in Jakarta. He was previously chief political correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based in Canberra. He has been a Walkley and Quills finalist on three occasions.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten during question time at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday.

Michaelia Cash staffer quits after tipping off media about raids

Labor and its union allies are attempting to shut down an investigation of Bill Shorten's role in donations by his former union, with the Australian Workers Union launching an urgent federal court challenge and the opposition accusing the Turnbull government of a "smear" campaign.