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Stephanie Peatling 1:39 PM   Government senator Cory Bernardi debates Labor frontbencher Penny Wong on marriage equality today.

Shorten appears before the royal commission into trade union corruption: day 2 live

Bill Shorten leaving the royal commission on Wednesday.

Judith Ireland   Opposition Leader Bill Shorten appears before the royal commission into trade unions for a second day.

Shorten appears before the unions royal commission

Satisfaction with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is at an all-time low in the latest Newspoll.

Judith Ireland   Opposition Leader Bill Shorten appears before the royal commission into trade unions.

Politics Live: June 25, 2015

Prime Minister Tony Abbott during question time at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday 24 June 2015. Photo: Andrew Meares

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.

Politics Live: June 24, 2015

Prime Minister Tony Abbott addresses the media during a joint press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday 23 June 2015. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Stephanie Peatling   The government's citizenship legislation will be introduced into Parliament today. Expect to see flags.

Politics Live: June 23, 2015

Tony Abbott has ditched the spending cuts that made his first budget so unpopular.

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.

Politics Live: June 22, 2015

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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.

Politics Live: June 18, 2015

Prime Minister Tony Abbott winks as he arrives for Midwinter Ball with Margie Abbott at Parliament House in Canberra.

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.

Politics Live: June 17, 2015

Prime Minister Tony Abbott during question time at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday 16 June 2015. Photo: Andrew Meares

Stephanie Peatling   The politics of pensions and bribes for boats - it's another day in Canberra.

Politics Live: June 16, 2015

Social Services Minister Social Services Minister Scott Morrison: "The Speaker is consulting with her colleagues and I think that's the appropriate place for those discussions to take place."

Stephanie Peatling   Hello. Politics returns, again, to the high seas as questions remain about whether the government paid people smugglers to turn back boats.

Politics Live: June 15, 2015

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

Judith Ireland   It's polls and cash for boats and same-sex marriage! Welcome to Monday in Canberra.

Politics Live: June 4, 2015

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull listens as Prime Minister Tony Abbott responds to a question on cabinet leaks during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday 3 June 2015. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

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.

Politics Live: June 3, 2015

Treasurer Joe Hockey and Prime Minister Tony Abbott during question time at Parliament House Canberra on Tuesday 2 June 2015. Photo: Andrew Meares

Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome to Wednesday - hump day. Leaking, housing and bullying are the go to topics.

Politics Live: June 2, 2015

Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned his cabinet members there would be consequences for leaking to the media.

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.

Politics Live: June 1, 2015

Prime Minister Tony Abbott arrives during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday 2 June 2014. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome to another day in politics. Labor is pressing ahead with its same sex marriage bill. Let's see who else feels the love.

Politics Live: May 28, 2015

Prime Minister Tony Abbott is questioned on marriage equality during question time at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday 27 May 2015. Photo: Andrew Meares

Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome to the last day of the sitting week.

Politics Live: May 27, 2015

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has a coffee during a visit to Celestino Cafe in Fyshwick on Wednesday 27 May 2015. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome to another day in federal politics.

Politics Live: May 26, 2015

Prime Minister Tony Abbott during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday 25 May 2015. Photo: Andrew Meares

Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome to another day in federal politics.

Politics Live: May 25, 2015

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Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome to another week in federal politics.

Federal budget 2015: Thursday 14 May

Treasurer Joe Hockey.

Stephanie Peatling   The government's budget sales pitch continues. Meanwhile Opposition leader Bill Shorten prepares for his reply speech tonight.

Federal budget 2015: Wednesday May 13

Treasurer Joe Hockey in between breakfast tv interviews on the front lawn of Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday 13 May 2015. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Stephanie Peatling   It's the morning after the night before. Let's wade into all the budget reaction.

Federal budget 2015: Joe Hockey delivers the budget

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Stephanie Peatling   The big day is finally here - budget 2015.

Federal budget 2015: Tuesday May 12

Treasurer Joe Hockey poses for a selfie with Anika Buining, during his Budget day press conference on the forecourt of Parliament House on Tuesday 12 May 2015.

Stephanie Peatling   The big day is finally here - budget 2015.

Federal budget 2015: Monday 11 May

Let's hope the treasurer was listening to the National Commission of Audit, writes Amanda Vanstone.

Stephanie Peatling   Good morning and welcome to the final day before the budget. Are you excited?

Malcolm Fraser funeral: Politics Live

Former prime minister Malcolm Fraser.

Judith Ireland   Malcolm Fraser is farewelled today at a state funeral in Melbourne.

Politics Live: March 26, 2015

Speaker Bronwyn Bishop during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday 25 March 2015. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Stephanie Peatling   It's the last parliamentary sitting day for quite some time. But before we up stumps there's metadata, Clive Palmer's birthday and one more question time.

Politics Live: March 25, 2015

Prime Minister Tony Abbott addresses the media during a doorstop interview ahead of his visit to the Australian War Memorial, in Canberra on Wednesday 25 March 2015. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Stephanie Peatling   Wednesday - hump day. It's all down Capital hill from here.

Politics Live: March 24, 2015

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull comments on the latest poll, during a doorstop at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday 24 March 2015. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Stephanie Peatling   It's back to work Tuesday in Canberra. Only three more sitting days until the pre budget break.

Politics Live: March 23, 2015

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser in discussion about his recent book Dangerous Allies with Michael Fullilove Executive Director the Lowy Institute on Wednesday 9, July 2014 . 
One of the last ever formal portraits of former Prime Malcolm Fraser. Mandatory credit : Peter Morris for the Lowy Institute. Copyright Peter Morris NO SALES

Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome to another week in federal politics. Things will be tempered today as Parliament pauses to remember former prime minister Malcolm Fraser.

Politics Live: Former prime minister Malcolm Fraser dead at 84

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Judith Ireland   Malcolm Fraser has died at the age of 84. Tributes are now flowing for the former prime minister.