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Politics Live: February 11, 2016

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during question time. He wants a referendum worded to 'sing' to Aboriginal and Torres ...

Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome to the day in politics. Two senior ministers are leaving Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's ranks and another is under a cloud. There's never a more exciting time for a reshuffle.

Politics Live: February 10, 2016

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during question time in Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday 9 February 2016. Photo: ...

Stephanie Peatling   Hello there and welcome to the day in politics. At 10 am Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will deliver the tenth annual address to Parliament on indigenous disadvantage.

Politics Live: February 9, 2016

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during question time at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday 4 February 2016. Photo: ...

Stephanie Peatling   The week's themes are coalescing around tax and asylum seekers but a new front is opening up around whether or not the government wants to outsource a large swathe of Medicare.

Politics Live: February 8, 2016

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tasted a freakshake when he visited the cafe precinct at the Manuka Lawns in Canberra on ...

Hello and welcome to Monday. After a picnic on the lawns of The Lodge yesterday MPs are back talking about what they were talking about when we left them on Thursday - the GST and asylum seekers.

Politics Live: February 4, 2016

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday 3 February 2016. ...

Hello there and welcome to another day in politics. The repercussions of yesterday's High Court decision continue and the pressure on the Prime Minister in relation to the GST grows. What a time to be alive.

Politics Live: February 3, 2016

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during question time as Parliament resumes.

Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome to Wednesday. The High Court has thrown out a challenge to the government's policy of offshore detention. Let's listen in on the reaction to the decision.

Politics Live: February 2, 2016

Photo: Malcolm Turnbull & Bill Shorten

Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome back to the first day of Parliament for 2016. The summer beards have been shaved off and everyone's shoes are shiny.

Politics Live: December 3, 2015

Special minister of State Mal Brough during question time at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday 2 December 2015. ...

Stephanie Peatling   Hello there and welcome to the last sitting day of the year. Will Mal Brough still be Special Minister of State by the day's end? Let's find out.

Politics Live: December 2, 2015

Mal Brough arrives for a division that Mark Dreyfus no longer be heard attempting to censure Mr Brough at Parliament ...

Stephanie Peatling   It's Wednesday and the Prime Minister has arrived back in Canberra to find a very cranky Liberal Party and a cloud hanging over the head of one of his backers. What happened to the Christmas spirit?

Politics Live: December 1, 2015

Malcolm Turnbull gave a safe speech to world leaders in Paris that was short on details about climate action.

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Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome to Tuesday. We have citizenship, family tax benefits, recessions and climate change to talk about. There's never been a more exciting time to be an Australian.

Politics Live: November 30, 2015

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrives for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta.

Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome to the final sitting week of the year. As well as all the usual Canberra stuff we must also keep an eye on the international climate change negotiations in Paris.

Politics Live: November 26, 2015

Australia has greeted Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministerial advent as messianic.

Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome to the last day of the week. Let's see what's going on including former prime minister Tony Abbott's detour into architecture.

Politics Live: November 25, 2015

 Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is presenting, for now,  a more aspirational way in which the people can be served, led ...

Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome to another day in federal politics. We start off with politicians supporting White Ribbon Day and a very personal speech from one MP about family violence.

Politics Live: November 24, 2015

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten greets Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during the Media Stand Up Against Violence towards ...

Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome to the day in federal politics. We've got a fleeting moment of bipartisanship before returning to the usual suspects of tax, citizenship and immigration.

Politics Live: November 23, 2015

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrives for the 10th East Asia Summit at the Association of South-east Asian Nations ...

Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome to the first day of the last sitting fortnight of the year. There's a little bit of Christmas in the air as well as the usual suspects such as tax and terrorism. A heady mix.

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Politics Live: November 12, 2015

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 03:  Deputy PM Julie Bishop attends the Emirates marquee during Melbourne Cup day at ...

Stephanie Peatling   Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has just left on his first overseas trip leaving his deputy, Julie Bishop, to answer questions about her role in Mr Turnbull's elevation to the top job.

Politics Live: November 11, 2015

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall attended the Remembrance Day National Ceremony at the Australian War ...

Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome to a busy day in federal politics. The royals are in town, it's the anniversary of the dismissal and Parliament will debate citizenship legislation.

Politics Live: November 10, 2015

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday 9 November 2015. Photo: ...

Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome to another day in federal politics. The government's immigration policies continue to dominate the agenda following a withering report by the United Nations.

Politics Live: November 9, 2015

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 08:  Sculpture by the Sea PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER, Kim Perrier's ashes to ashes (NB SUBS no ...

Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome to another day and another week in federal politics. The end of the year looms but there is still plenty to do.

Politics Live: October 22, 2015

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during question time at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday 21 October 2015. ...

Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome to Thursday, the last day of the sitting fortnight. Some issues just will not go away such as marriage equality. Just what would Coalition MPs do should a plebiscite show support for the idea?

Politics Live: October 21, 2015

Joe Hockey is sworn in as Treasurer by Governor-General Quentin Bryce at Government House in Canberra on Wednesday 18 ...

Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome to Wednesday - it's busy already. The government will introduce its changes to family tax payments first thing and then we will hear Joe Hockey's farewell speech.

Politics Live: October 20, 2015

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during question time at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday 19 October 2015. Photo: ...

Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome to another day in politics. The mystery surrounding the marble table continues as do more serious matters such as the government's plans for the financial system.

Politics Live: October 19, 2015

Superficial similarities: Malcolm Turnbull and John Key at a press conference at Government House on Saturday.

Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome to the start of another week. The Coalition has a spring in its step thanks to the latest opinion poll. Let's see what's going on.

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Politics Live: October 15, 2015

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull samples Tasmanian whisky at the Flavours of Tasmania event at Parliament House in ...

Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome to Thursday. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is getting ready to host a meeting of security and other agencies otherwise known as the the National Countering Violent Extremism Meeting.

Politics Live: October 14, 2015

PM Malcolm Turnbull intends supporting and liaising with ministers to "ensure we get the best out of the Australian ...

Stephanie Peatling   Hello there and welcome to Wednesday - hump day. We continue where we left off yesterday with national security and free trade.

Politics Live: October 13, 2015

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during question time on Monday.

Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome to Tuesday. National security is back in the spotlight with the federal government announcing it will further toughen up laws.

Politics Live: October 12, 2015

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced his backing of the second stage to the Gold Coast light rail network.

Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome back to our live coverage of federal politics. What's been going on since we last met?

Politics Live: September 17, 2015

Mr Turnbull signed the NDIS agreements with NSW Premier Mike Baird and Victorian Premier Dan Andrews on Wednesday.

Stephanie Peatling   Hello and welcome to Thursday. After a big week things seem to be settling down. Or are they?

Malcolm Turnbull's first full day as Prime Minister following Tony Abbott ousting

Malcolm Turnbull

Stephanie Peatling   It is Malcolm Turnbull's first full day as Australia's 29th Prime Minister. Let's see how he's going.

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Turnbull takes charge after Liberal leadership spill

Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop hold their first press conference after the leadership ballot on Monday night.

Stephanie Peatling   Malcolm Turnbull takes on the big gig after defeating Tony Abbott 54 votes to 44 in a leadership ballot on Monday night.