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Who is Joe Hockey's mate at the heart of the Helloworld scandal?

Who is Joe Hockey's mate at the heart of the Helloworld scandal?

Helloworld CEO and Liberal Party treasurer Andrew Burnes was relatively unknown a few days ago. Now, not so much...

'How good is mining?': Scott Morrison's fawning address to the Minerals Council

'How good is mining?': Scott Morrison's fawning address to the Minerals Council

Scott Morrison's adulation for mining bordered on melodrama last week. Of course, it's not exactly out of character.

How a Beijing influencer captured Canberra

How a Beijing influencer captured Canberra

A wealthy Chinese developer with deep links to both sides of Australian politics wants his money back after being kicked out of the country. What happened?

Crisis watch: the various scandals threatening the Greens

Crisis watch: the various scandals threatening the Greens

The crises that have enveloped both state and federal Greens in the last 12 months could give the major parties a run for their money.

The dirty fight against Labor's franking policy

The dirty fight against Labor's franking policy

Franking credits will be a huge battleground in this election year. This is how the Libs are taking it on.

The ballad of Ken Henry

The ballad of Ken Henry

Ken Henry was a public service legend. Today he stands chastened by a royal commission. What happened?

Where does the crossbench stand on asylum seekers?

Where does the crossbench stand on asylum seekers?

It goes without saying that the crossbenchers are hugely important for next week's vote on medical evacuations. But where do they stand?

Is David Littleproud the most quietly beleaguered politician in Australia?

Is David Littleproud the most quietly beleaguered politician in Australia?

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud is a microcosm of the National Party — his problems are theirs, and theirs are his.

Why is everyone pitching to Queensland this election?

Why is everyone pitching to Queensland this election?

It's an election year and both Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten are heading to Queensland. But why?

The independent wave rises, but washing out the Liberals won't be easy

The independent wave rises, but washing out the Liberals won't be easy

With Labor poised to take conventional battleground seats, the prospect of an independent blue-ribbon rebellion means the Liberal Party is facing a calamity unlike any it has suffered before.