West Australians from all sides of politics have rallied behind departing Finance Minister Mathias Cormann as a star performer of the Liberal Party.
Sarah Ison and Annabel Hennessy
Labor has narrowly claimed Eden-Monaro in NSW, making Kristie McBain the first woman to hold the seat since Federation.
A scam email claiming Labor’s candidate for the NSW seat of Eden-Monaro had coronavirus today overshadowed the final day of the by-election.
Join Premier Mark McGowan at a special Leadership Matters breakfast later this month to hear how his Government is dealing with one of history’s most vicious health and economic crises.
The Federal Government is downplaying it’s chances of snatching the NSW seat of Eden-Monaro off Labor in tomorrow’s by-election, despite party polling showing they have narrowed the gap.
EXCLUSIVE: The McGowan Government is using its hard border policy as a re-election weapon — dropping flyers into letterboxes of marginal seat homes urging voters to sign a petition to Keep WA Strong.
Scott Morrison’s claims that JobSeeker is stopping Australians look for work is “kicking people when they’re down”, according to former Labor leader Bill Shorten.
A Royal Commission into Robodebt would examine the need to put people back into human services rather than having debts calculated by computers, according to Labor leader Anthony Albanese.
Former Labor MP Emma Husar claims the party gave her no choice but to leave Sydney as she struggled to find work after being dumped, as speculation mounts she now set for a stint on reality TV.
It’s been a big, big, week for McGowan and WA Labor to mark the start of the yearly winter parliamentary recess. But the battle for the next election is far from over.
Labor MP Adele Farina says she’s the ‘victim of a factional deal’ after her Upper House seat was handed to veteran cabinet minister Alannah MacTiernan.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says there is no need for panic buying in the wake of the Victorian increase in COVID-19 cases and has once again told Australians to ‘stop’ the ‘ridiculous’ behaviour.
Federal Labor frontbencher Chris Bowen has defended premiers who take a “cautious approach” in easing coronavirus restrictions, saying those who delay re-opening borders are doing the right thing.
The West Australian can reveal a group of powerful nuns have sent a letter to Labor MPs and Opposition leader Anthony Albanese suggesting the party has lost its way.
Labor has blocked a bid to refer WA’s Attorney-General to a privileges committee after one of its own senior MPs claimed John Quigley had provided “false and misleading” information to Parliament.
Peter de Kruijff
WA Liberal Leader Liza Harvey says Premier Mark McGowan “is drunk on his own power” over his refusal to set a date for the reopening of WA’s hard border.
Peter Law & Josh Zimmerman
Legislative Council president Kate Doust has accused her Labor colleague, Attorney General John Quigley, of making ‘certain false and misleading claims’ that revealed a covert police investigation.
The McGowan Government has abandoned plans to protect the payments of subcontractors on projects that go bust, turning its back on a recommendation repeatedly put forward over 20 years.
State Opposition Leader Liza Harvey needs Scott Morrison over here in Western Australia campaigning for her sooner rather than later — not gushing over the WA Labor Government.
He took over Labor after it lost the unloseable election. Now, Anthony Albanese reflects on his leadership, China, childcare, Mark McGowan and why he wants the WA border to re-open.
WA MP Andrew Hastie has been accused of treating foreign policy “inappropriately” by Anthony Albanese after an online petition calling for a China “push back” was used to solicit political donations.
Annabel Hennessy and Lanai Scarr
Support for the Coalition has slipped with the Morrison Government now 50-50 with Labor on two-party preferred basis, according to the latest Newspoll.
State Treasurer Ben Wyatt took to Twitter yesterday to share a poignant photograph of himself with his late father in a tribute to Sorry Day.
WA’s recovery from COVID-19 is turning nasty, with Labor and the Liberals trading political insults at the same time as tens of thousands of West Australians are out of work due to the crisis.
Peter Law and Josh Zimmerman
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