Federal Politics

Mark Kenny

Mark Kenny is Fairfax Media's chief political correspondent. A director of the National Press Club, he regularly appears on the ABC's Insiders, Sky News Agenda, and Ten's Meet the Press. He has reported from Canberra under three prime ministers and several opposition leaders.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has played politics over same-sex marriage but complains that the Coalition are doing the ...

Hypocrisy, thy name is politics

It is among the more glaring ironies that professional politicians tend to recoil in horror when accused of "playing politics".

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has labelled Labor's approach to renewables "negligent" and "complacent".

PM dubs Labor's renewable policies mindless, negligent

Pushing ever more renewable energy into the national electricity network is mindless, negligent, and complacent, without new investments in energy storage infrastructure, Malcolm Turnbull has declared as he stepped up his attack on Labor's clean energy policy.

LNP MP George Christensen has previously signalled he would support a banking royal commission.

Push for banks probe set to test Nats-Labor resolve

A new push for a full-scale probe into the Australian banking sector is set to test the resolve of key Nationals agitators and the Labor opposition – both have campaigned hard against poor bank behaviour, and promised to back a royal commission even if the government opposes.