Stephanie Peatling is a senior writer. She is a former Canberra Political Correspondent for the Sun-Herald.
Stephanie Peatling A vote for a politician is an expression of trust and each time a politician is loose with public funds it breaches that trust.
James Massola, Stephanie Peatling Prime Minister Tony Abbott has slapped down a cross-party attempt to legalise same-sex marriage, but faces six weeks of potentially divisive debate over the issue,...
James Massola, Stephanie Peatling Prime Minister Tony Abbott has slapped down a cross-party attempt to legalise same-sex marriage, but faces six weeks of potentially divisive debate over the issue, with conservative MPs mobilising to...
Stephanie Peatling The Labor Party's national conference will debate a proposal to increase its affirmative action target to 50 per cent by 2020.
Stephanie Peatling The one clock that rules 2,500 other slave clocks. And it's having some trouble.
Stephanie Peatling Hello - it's the last day of Parliament before a six week break but I'm sure there will be plenty of last minute craziness. Like whether or not security was breached by the filming of maps.
Stephanie Peatling The government's citizenship legislation will be introduced into Parliament today. Expect to see flags.
Stephanie Peatling Tuesdays tend to start slow and pick up. Let's see if today fits the pattern. First up - the government's citizenship changes are before the party room.
Stephanie Peatling It's the last week of Parliament before the long, cold winter break. Before then, there's citizenship to be debated, Bill Shorten's union career to be discussed and school funding to be fretted about.
Stephanie Peatling A few sore heads around the place this morning. But that's no excuse for not talking about serious stuff like citizenship, terrorism and boats.
Stephanie Peatling The politics of pensions and bribes for boats - it's another day in Canberra.
Stephanie Peatling Hello. Politics returns, again, to the high seas as questions remain about whether the government paid people smugglers to turn back boats.
Stephanie Peatling Tony Abbott's contentious citizenship plan gives the immigration minister the power to revoke nationality even if a person has not been convicted of a crime.
Stephanie Peatling Stamp duty should be scrapped, with the loss in state governments' revenue recouped from an increase in the goods and services tax, the Property Council of Australia has proposed.
Stephanie Peatling Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has ruled out any changes to negative gearing or stamp duty arguing they would only result in a tougher private rental market.
Matthew Knott, Stephanie Peatling "I don't think anyone in the community is putting their hand up to see more division in Australian politics."
Stephanie Peatling There's a reason why Australia lags behind other developed countries on support for same-sex marriage and that's the conservative rump of the Liberal Party.
Stephanie Peatling Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi, oi, oi - federal politics again turns to the issue of citizenship and who should get it and should lose it.
Stephanie Peatling Hello and welcome to Wednesday - hump day. Leaking, housing and bullying are the go to topics.
Stephanie Peatling Polls, terrorists, marriage and what it means to be an Australian. There couldn't be a better start to the day in politics.