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Bevan Shields is the Federal Editor and Canberra Bureau Chief for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

Senator Brian Burston denies offering to have sex with staffer to improve her mood

Senator Brian Burston denies offering to have sex with staffer to improve her mood

The allegations have prompted a counter-attack against Pauline Hanson and led to a physical altercation in Parliament.

  • by Max Koslowski and Bevan Shields

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Hakeem al-Araibi to return to Australia after extradition to Bahrain dropped

Hakeem al-Araibi to return to Australia after extradition to Bahrain dropped

Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi will be freed from his Thai jail cell and allowed to return home to Australia.

  • by James Massola and Bevan Shields
Meet Ali France, the woman out to slay Peter Dutton at the election

Meet Ali France, the woman out to slay Peter Dutton at the election

A quick trip to the shops nearly killed Ali France before her career in politics even started.

  • by Bevan Shields
Morrison government just days away from removing all refugee children from Nauru

Morrison government just days away from removing all refugee children from Nauru

The milestone ends one of Australia's darkest chapters but shifts attention to the hundreds of men still languishing offshore. 

  • by Bevan Shields
Malcolm Turnbull's former staffer pulls out of Warringah contest to back Zali Steggall
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Malcolm Turnbull's former staffer pulls out of Warringah contest to back Zali Steggall

Alice Thompson will withdraw from the battle for Tony Abbott's seat and move her campaign to the adjoining northern beaches electorate of Mackellar. 

  • by Peter FitzSimons & Bevan Shields
Scott Morrison and his inner circle fight for their political lives
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Scott Morrison and his inner circle fight for their political lives

To win the fast-approaching 2019 election, Scott Morrison will need more than prayers - he'll need to pull off a political miracle.

  • by Bevan Shields
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Morrison boasts of influx of donations to Liberal Party
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Morrison boasts of influx of donations to Liberal Party

The Prime Minister has indicated he is not afraid to run a negative election campaign to warn people of the risk of voting Labor.

  • by Bevan Shields
Scott Morrison warns against rash response to banking royal commission
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Scott Morrison warns against rash response to banking royal commission

"I will be very mindful that I want to see the oil that lubricates our financial system - which is access to credit - continues to flow."

  • by Bevan Shields
Scott Morrison rules out Tony Abbott's pre-election return to cabinet

Scott Morrison rules out Tony Abbott's pre-election return to cabinet

The Prime Minister says there will be no changes to his ministry before the election.

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Scott Morrison intervenes in Hakeem al-Araibi case
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Scott Morrison intervenes in Hakeem al-Araibi case

Mr Morrison said in his letter that the Australian government believed that returning the footballer to Bahrain would infringe his rights under international human rights law

  • by Bevan Shields & James Massola
Morrison flags fight on economy as Labor rejects 'scare' tactics

Morrison flags fight on economy as Labor rejects 'scare' tactics

Prime Minister Scott Morrison claims a government led by Bill Shorten will harm the economy, but signs of strain are already emerging.

  • by Bevan Shields & Shane Wright