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Outrage over crossbench staff cuts, but bluster on all sides

Outrage over crossbench staff cuts, but bluster on all sides

Voters have made it clear they have had enough of wrecking tactics in parliament, but the past few days hint at politics as usual. 

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‘Welcome to parliament’: The phrase sending a thrill down the spines of new MPs

‘Welcome to parliament’: The phrase sending a thrill down the spines of new MPs

The new crossbenchers have met as a group for the first time as 35 incoming MPs arrive at Parliament House to learn about being a politician.

  • by Katina Curtis
Teals eye Labor seats, saying Albanese deliberately funded them to fail
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Teals eye Labor seats, saying Albanese deliberately funded them to fail

New MP Monique Ryan, who unseated former treasurer Josh Frydenberg in Kooyong, warns Labor seats could be next.

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Albanese’s crossbench staffing cuts about politics, not fairness
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Albanese’s crossbench staffing cuts about politics, not fairness

Cuts to the staffing allocation of crossbench MPs is a slap in the face for newly elected independents and a setback for good governance and cultural renewal in Canberra.

  • by Sophie Scamps
Independents consider disrupting Senate after PM cuts staff allocation

Independents consider disrupting Senate after PM cuts staff allocation

The government could face an embarrassing loss of control of the Senate next month over cuts to independents’ staff allocations.

  • by Dana Daniel
Ministers defend Albanese’s move to cut independent MP staff

Ministers defend Albanese’s move to cut independent MP staff

Cabinet ministers have defended Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s move to cut the staffing budgets of independent and minor party MPs as “common sense”.

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Brisbane LNP candidate still being investigated for electoral fraud

Brisbane LNP candidate still being investigated for electoral fraud

A month after the federal election, the LNP’s candidate in Lilley continues face scrutiny from the Australian Federal Police.

  • by Tony Moore
The story of Australia’s first hijab-wearing Muslim senator – and why she’s looking forward to meeting Pauline Hanson

The story of Australia’s first hijab-wearing Muslim senator – and why she’s looking forward to meeting Pauline Hanson

Afghanistan-born Fatima Payman is both the youngest and the newest member of the Senate, but someone stole her thunder as the first in the chamber with Muslim headwear.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Palmer backs Babet to hold major parties to account

Palmer backs Babet to hold major parties to account

The United Australia Party’s Ralph Babet has secured the sixth Senate spot in Victoria, the party’s only seat in the new parliament.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey
Pauline Hanson’s Senate re-election confirmed after weeks of counting

Pauline Hanson’s Senate re-election confirmed after weeks of counting

Queensland has re-elected One Nation leader Pauline Hanson to the Senate, the Australian Electoral Commission confirmed on Friday.

  • by Cameron Atfield
Australia’s two-party system besieged, if not broken, by election
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Australia’s two-party system besieged, if not broken, by election

The fall in major party support seems an inexorable feature of the 21st century Australian political landscape.

  • by Paul Strangio