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Matildas star Sam Kerr makes FIFA player of the year shortlist

Capping what has been a standout year for the West Australian, Kerr has been named as one of 10 nominees for the prestigious award, which...

Malcolm Turnbull in hot seat in new parliament

- The AustralianThe AustralianWhen the House of Representatives assembles in just over a fortnight, one in four MPs taking their place on the green...

Malcolm Turnbull, Barnaby Joyce seize Murray Goulburn's dairy crisis

As we've mentioned before, on Tuesday in Canberra both Malcolm Turnbull and deputy PM Barnaby Joyce will sit down with the board and senior management...

Fears Melbourne Port lease may go for $1bn less

Victoria's Andrews government has said it expects to get as much as $6bn from the sale, but without Chinese capital involved, and with the well-respected...

Coalition row over Michael Kroger's push to 'divorce' Nationals

The move from Mr Kroger for the Liberals to go it alone from the Nationals came amid soaring tensions over three-cornered contests in Indi and...

Don Dale: Hope amid the heartbreak for hard-luck lives

Above all, he wants to avoid the cycle of poverty, homelessness, violence, crime and family crisis that landed him, his three siblings and his wife,...

Malcolm Turnbull's 'Star Chamber' returns

Along with Credlin — as with most things back then, its dominant force — the 2013 Star Chamber numbered her husband Brian Loughnane (then Liberal...

Coalition's glass ceiling keeps talented women at bay

In the lead-up to the election, retiring women were universally replaced by men in the electorates of Murray, Mackellar and Brisbane. Safe seat and Senate...

Costello, Kroger feud rocks state Liberals post-election

Mr Guy has a rare opportunity to unseat the Andrews government after one term but the Liberals are divided along factional lines. Three Turnbull ministers...

LIVE BLOG Last Updated 6.30pm AEST Federal election 2016 live: count set to hand Turnbull majority

And that concludes 's live election coverage as we still await a result in the cliffhanger count. This morning senior Liberal frontbencher Christopher Pyne has...

Federal election 2016: Nationals play cabinet promotion politics

The first discussions for a new Coalition agreement — one of the most closely guarded secret documents in federal politics — commenced on Tuesday when...

the conservatives fight back

John Howard took time out from defending his Iraq War record to deliver to rogue Coalition senator Cory Bernardi – and Malcolm Turnbull himself –...

Election 2016: Beware of isolating Pauline Hanson, John Howard warns

John Howard has cautioned against demonising Pauline Hanson and alienating disaffected conservative voters, warning that it could cause a fragmentation of support for the Liberal/National...

LIVE BLOG Last Updated 9pm AEST Federal election 2016: vote count continues

As Mr Joyce readies to renegotiate the Liberal-National Coalition agreement, a damning assessment for the Nationals has dubbed Malcolm Turnbull's election campaign “aloof'' and “presidential'',...

Federal election 2016: Nationals savage 'aloof' Liberals

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is set to play a key role in any negotiations with minor parties and will be consulted on any deals...

LIVE BLOG Last Updated 10:12PM AEST Federal election 2016: electoral commission counts postal votes

“There is nobody in the Liberal Party that I've spoken to, on the conservative side of the party or otherwise, that believes there should be...

LiveBlogLast Updated 12.15pm AESTFederal election 2016 live coverage

Ms O'Toole said she would need to increase her own primary vote above the 39 per cent received in the 2013 federal election, and to...

Federal election 2016: firm grip needed amid crisis as rivals unite

dailytelegraph.com.auTrade has become a key issue in the wake of the British vote as Scott Morrison warns of the need to renegotiate trade agreements with...

LiveBlogLast Updated 9.35am AESTFederal election 2016: Malcolm Turnbull in Cairns, Bill Shorten in Sydney

The Liberal Party launch on Sunday will showcase the Sydney inner-west seat of Reid, which is held by party moderate Craig Laundy, the Assistant Minister...

LiveBlogLast Updated 9:52PM AESTFederal election 2016: Day 40, Turnbull in Sydney, Shorten's steel plan

Welcome to live coverage of day 40 of the 2016 election campaign. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is in Sydney where he tonight became the first...

James Packer holding all the aces at Crown Resorts

The weekend before Hemmes lent his Gothic mansion, The Hermitage, in the Sydney harbourside enclave of Vaucluse, to Tony Nutt's Liberal Party for what has...

LiveBlogLast Updated 9.25pm AESTFederal election 2016: Day 39, Turnbull and Shorten in WA

Nutt has issued a statement tonight after days of reports about Parakeelia's $500,000 payment to the Liberal Party last year. While the Liberal director didn't...

LiveBlogLast Updated 8:52PM AESTFederal election 2016: Day 37, Turnbull in Townsville, Shorten in Sydney

Australian Greens co-convenor Penny Allman-Payne said the “arrangement” was an attempt to ensure a “progressive” Senate and prevent a conservative government. “At this election the...

LiveBlogLast Updated 4.15pm AESTFederal election 2016: Turnbull, Shorten in Townsville

He said there was speculation that in return for the Liberals preferencing Labor ahead of the Greens in Victoria, they would combine forces to preference...

LiveBlogLast Updated 5.05pm AESTFederal election 2016: Turnbull on Sunshine Coast, Shorten in Sydney

The candidate, John Min-Chiang Hsu, resigned on Saturday over his failure to declare the Paradise Playmates business in Frankston. “(Mr Hsu) had not fully declared...

Media Watch Dog: Special long weekend super-bumper issue

During the “Newspapers” gig – on 10 June – your man Smith decided to focus on three articles written by American left-liberal New York Times...

LiveBlogLast Updated 7.00pm AESTFederal Election Campaign 2016: Day 34

Treasurer Scott Morrison says Labor's new-found budget savings amount to $2.4 billion and are nowhere near enough to fund their election promises. Mr Morrison said...

LiveBlogLast Updated 7.00pm AEDTFederal Election Campaign 2016: Day 32

Asked why he had met Mr Marshall, and whether he supported Mr Andrews, or the Emergency Services Minister Jane Garrett, who has been sidelined by...

LiveBlogLast Updated 8.20pm AEDTFederal Election Campaign 2016: Day 30

“It's not bribery, it's just simply not,” the Queensland Liberal Nationals MP said this afternoon after being referred to the elections watchdog over a Facebook...

Election 2016: Liberals vie with Nationals for power in the future Coalition

Needless to say these open contests generate their own tensions in Coalition ranks with senior Liberals grumbling about Joyce's overt politicking in Indi and Murray.

LiveBlogLast Updated 9.30pm AEDTFederal Election Campaign 2016: Day 27

Welcome to 's rolling coverage of the 27th day of the campaign. There are 29 days remaining which means we'll reach the halfway point tomorrow.

Dog day afternoon for Oliver Curtis

ANZ and receivers at PPB, headed by former Victorian Liberal Party state president Ian Carson, turned to Flagstaff to sell shares in Burrup Fertiliser that...

LiveBlogLast Updated 7pm AEDTFederal Election 2016: Turnbull, Shorten campaign in Brisbane

Deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop has been campaigning in the western Sydney seats of Lindsay and Greenway, with backbencher Fiona Scott, who holds Lindsday by...

Coles shop assistants' casual worker deal struck out

The Coles agreement, which also applied to Bi-Lo stores was endorsed by more than 90 per cent of the workforce but challenged in the Commission...

LiveBlogLast Updated 10.16am AEDTFederal Election 2016: Turnbull campaigns in Sydney, Shorten in Cairns

Treasurer Scott Morrison and Employment Minister Michaelia Cash are in Adelaide, where they'll be visiting a collision repairs business with Liberal Member for Hindmarsh, Matt...

Trouble with Harry Triguboff of Meriton

Benson, who is married to senator Stephen Conroy (the factional nemesis of, among others, negative gearing enthusiast David Feeney), recently snared a gig on the...

LiveBlogLast Updated 10:15PM AEDTFederal election 2016: Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten in Melbourne

“One of the reasons for the Trump phenomenon in the United States is because the middle class is becoming markedly poorer,” Mr Howard told Sky...

LiveBlogLast Updated 9pm AEDTFederal Election 2016: Turnbull campaigns in Geelong, Shorten in Perth

Lindsay (Liberal NSW): Fiona Scott was thrust into the limelight during the 2013 campaign when Tony Abbott reckoned out loud she had a bit of...

Election 2016: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...

Media Watch Dog: The Guardian's prophets and losses

In other words, Productivity Commission chairman Peter Harris is just another Joe Stalin. Really. ▫ claimed ... D Univ (Macquarie), FRSA, Hon. FAHA. And that's...

Federal election 2016: odds have Labor within a few seats of winning

The market also has the Nationals in front in the three-cornered contest in Murray, where they are rated $1.60 favourites over the Liberals at $2.10;...

Less talk, more action needed to succeed in Asia

Australia has the platform, as NSW Premier Mike Baird outlined, but needs action to convert hope into reality. In 2030 some 59 per cent of...

Meanwhile, in Victoria: East West link returns, David Feeney's negative publicity

Attorney-General Martin Pakula, along with Andrews, are two of the government's two strongest communicators in the senior ranks, but Pakula is already the lead minister...

LiveBlogLast Updated 6.17pm AEDTFederal election 2016: Penalties, Greens dog Shorten; Turnbull in the NT

The Prime Minister hinted at the decision at a politics in the pub event in Darwin last night, and his deputy Barnaby Joyce has been...

LiveBlogLast Updated 6:42PM AEDTFederal election 2016: Shorten's auto industry push; Turnbull heads to WA

Malcolm Turnbull is preparing to face questions from voters in Darwin, where he'll participate in his first politics in the pub event of the campaign...

Election 2016 Live: Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten talk jobs

In addition to Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce labeling current low milk prices as "wrong" and urging supermarkets and processors to "fix" them, Victorian Liberal...

Election 2016 will test Rupert Murdoch's political power

A Labor plan to concentrate resources wining Liberal National Party seats in Queensland was portrayed by The Courier-Mail the next day as a betrayal of...

LiveBlogLast Updated 8.50pm AEDTFederal Election 2016: Turnbull, Shorten campaign as Abbott enters fray

Tony Abbott has dismissed the views of ''delusional conservatives'', those in the Liberal Party who think that the party has done the wrong thing by...

Federal election 2016: red herrings that could become major party crashers

Barnaby Joyce is in the fight of his political life against Tony Windsor in the seat of New England. Liberals and Nationals are at war...

Meanwhile, in Victoria: Beggars on the streets of votes

Dunkley should be a safe Liberal seat, with a margin of 5.6 per cent. But when Turnbull dumped retiring Liberal Bruce Billson ... Across town,...