Federal Politics

Bowen fires back at Morrison over AAA warning

"It really is sheer madness for the government to be pursuing a $50 billion tax cut for big business at this time": ...

Scott Morrison must raise tax revenue and dump the government's $50 billion, 10-year company tax cut plan to save Australia's Triple A credit rating, Labor's treasury spokesman Chris Bowen says.

Government would be 'crackers' to relax gun laws: Abbott

Former prime minister Tony Abbott in Parliament on Tuesday during the debate on gun laws.

The federal government would be "crackers" to water down a ban on importing rapid fire shotguns into Australia because of the growing terror threat, Tony Abbott says, in comments that place him at odds with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Nationals MPs.

Payne denies turf war with Pyne over Defence portfolio

Defence Minister Senator Marise Payne said she and the other two ministers with responsibilities for Defence were ...

Defence Minister Marise Payne has refused to release letters detailing the division of responsibilities between herself, Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne and Defence Personnel Minister Dan Tehan amid reports of a "turf war".

What is going on with the Adler A110 lever-action shotgun?

The lever action, seven-shot shotgun Adler A110 in action.

Predicted by no one, the issue of gun control has been revived following claims the government was willing to compromise an ongoing ban on the Adler 110 lever-action shotgun in return for libertarian senator David Leyonhjelm's vote on unrelated legislation.