Federal Politics

Adam Whittington was arrested over the botched child snatch in Beirut.

Adam Whittington pleads for Australia not to abandon him

The Australian-British child-recovery agent Adam Whittington has hit out at Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's "double standards" over his ongoing detention in Lebanon compared to the Channel Nine crew who were the subject of high-level diplomatic talks until their freedom more than a week ago. 

Bill Shorten's budget reply in full

Opposition leader Bill Shorten

After seven months of waiting. After months of ruling-in and ruling-out, after all that on and off the table. After apprehension and great expectations, this budget has fallen apart in 48 hours.

The number Turnbull won't name


It is the centrepiece of Malcolm Turnbull's election budget: a company tax cut he argues will stimulate the economy and underpin the government's core message of "jobs and growth".

Shorten prepares billions in savings

Treasurer Scott Morrison and Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Christopher Pyne during question time on ...

Treasurer Scott Morrison has declared an end to class warfare in Australian politics during his post-budget sales pitch saying voters were "over the us and them" approach to governing.

When Dutton's face became an ever-evolving meme

The image of Immigration Minister Peter Dutton.

You'd think that the staffers of of the most prominent Australian politicians, our Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, would have known by now, that asking a journalist to censor content - and then allowing them to report this - will almost certainly trigger immediate intrigue.