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James Ashby banned from Parliament House, Brian Burston admits to smearing blood on door

James Ashby banned from Parliament House, Brian Burston admits to smearing blood on door

Senate president Scott Ryan says video footage showed "inappropriate behaviour of a pass-holder towards a senator".

  • by Judith Ireland and Max Koslowski

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Senate President to look into bitter crossbench fight as a 'matter of urgency'
Brian Burston

Senate President to look into bitter crossbench fight as a 'matter of urgency'

The Senate president will examine last night's events, as Senator Brian Burston denies allegations he smeared blood on Pauline Hanson's office door.

  • by Max Koslowski
Is politics really this lonely?
Pauline Hanson

Is politics really this lonely?

Politics may be lonely, but suddenly, the Parliament seems full to bursting with bizarre interactions, alleged or actual.

  • by Tony Wright
Senator Brian Burston denies offering to have sex with staffer to improve her mood
Brian Burston

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
Christopher Pyne, the Coalition leadership group's sole survivor
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Christopher Pyne, the Coalition leadership group's sole survivor

“Malcolm is Aslan to me,” the Defence Minister told confidants. He cried all the way home to Adelaide the night after Aslan was slain.

  • by David Wroe
Christopher Pyne delivers damning verdict on the state of Australian politics
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Christopher Pyne delivers damning verdict on the state of Australian politics

One of Australia’s most senior cabinet ministers says politics is trapped in a self-obsessed and panic-prone spiral.

  • by David Wroe
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Q&A recap: Julia Banks pressed to 'name names' of Liberal Party's sexist bullies
Julia Banks

Q&A recap: Julia Banks pressed to 'name names' of Liberal Party's sexist bullies

As Q&A returned on Monday, it was Independents' Day – with cross-bench kingmakers gathering to kick off 2019 with a lively re-run of 2018's greatest hits.

  • by Neil McMahon
'She has betrayed us all': Liberals unleash on Banks for Turnbull-backed tilt to oust Hunt
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Greg Hunt

'She has betrayed us all': Liberals unleash on Banks for Turnbull-backed tilt to oust Hunt

Malcolm Turnbull's son Alex Turnbull has confirmed he is "involved" in the independent MP's bid to oust Mr Hunt, but says his father is not.

  • by Michael Koziol
'Unfinished business': Julia Banks to take on Health Minister Greg Hunt
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'Unfinished business': Julia Banks to take on Health Minister Greg Hunt

The former Liberal Party MP says "climate change action is an urgent imperative" and will feature strongly in her campaign.

  • by David Crowe
'Rupert never said Malcolm's got to go': Lachlan Murdoch rejects claims in new interview
Malcolm Turnbull

'Rupert never said Malcolm's got to go': Lachlan Murdoch rejects claims in new interview

A new essay on Malcolm Turnbull's downfall reveals Lachlan Murdoch was present at a key meeting of media moguls days before the coup.

  • by Michael Koziol
'What they've done to us is appalling': Liberals fume after Scott Morrison intervenes in key seat
Liberal Party

'What they've done to us is appalling': Liberals fume after Scott Morrison intervenes in key seat

Dumped Liberal candidate Grant Schultz immediately resigned from the party and said he would contest the seat as an independent.

  • by Michael Koziol