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AEC authorises first payments of election funding, including One Nation

Liberal Party of Australia, $23,464,128.62. Australian Labor Party, $22,355,109.55. Australian Greens, $6,337,258.36. National Party of Australia, $3,158,301.63. Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party, $1,623,827.11. Nick Xenophon...

ALP Leader Bill Shortenat the Moonee Ponds West Primary School and hand out How To Vote cards. Picture: David ...

The cliffhanger election was too close to call, however the ALP was fighting off intense pressure from the Greens in the seats of Batman and...

Nationals candidate feels 'fed to wolves'

The Nationals candidate in the rural West Australian seat of O'Connor says he's angry his party has "fed him to the wolves" under a preference...

Campaigning around the states

The Sydney Morning HeraldBut Labor's Penny Wong, the Liberals' Simon Birmingham, Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young and independent senator Nick Xenophon didn't really tell voters anything...

Joyce puts out spot fires in Victoria

Mr Joyce was in Murray to campaign alongside Nationals candidate Damien Drum, a former Fremantle Dockers coach and Victorian state MP. The retirement of Liberal...

Two down, more to go for Barnaby Joyce

ABC OnlineMr McCormack will become the campaign spokesman for the Nats in Canberra while his leader is out on the wombat trail - the nickname...

The seats that could change a government

CAPRICORNIA (Liberal QLD): Michelle Landry secured a 4.45 per cent swing at the 2013 election to grab the Rockhampton seat from Labor, which wasn't helped...

Gap in hospital funds despite $3b: states

Fellow Labor premier Daniel Andrews agreed the offer did not make up for the billions of dollars taken away from Victorian hospitals. "There's no ...

Malcolm Turnbull announces new-look ministry

Mr Turnbull today unveiled his new look ministry. (AP). Fellow National Luke Hartsuyker has been dumped from the ministerial lineup. Mr Hartsuyker is being replaced...

RUSH HOUR: The stories you need to know today

Treasurer Scott Morrison insists there's a “good story” about the Australian economy, despite global volatility. More than .... “Quite frankly, whether it's Labor or Liberal,...

Parliament attack: PM vows revenge

Press secretary for the NDP Greta Levy told CBC she had almost walked into the line of fire. “When we got to ... Member of...

Scotland: yes case takes poll lead

His Conservative Party is unpopular in Scotland, where they are often seen as elitist and out of touch with Scottish concerns. The party has just...

RUSH HOUR: The stories you need to know today

Whatever James Packer and former best mate David Gyngell were brawling over in a Bondi street wasn't anything to do with Miranda Kerr. ... The...

Half of Australia's families pay no tax

Modelling by NRMA for The Daily Telegraph shows an average motorist driving a Ford Falcon from Penrith, in the key marginal Liberal seat of Lindsay,...