Good morning, early birds. Malcolm Turnbull's government loses its 29th Newspoll in a row (and we all know what that means). Plus, Australian cricket captain Steve Smith suspended over ball-tampering scandal. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Derryn Hinch argues Nick Xenophon shouldn't have believed his own publicity in the SA election.
The Tasmanian and South Australian elections raise big questions about how online campaigning and trickery increasingly affects our political discourse.
With whiplash-inducing speed, media takes about the frailty of the two-party system have made way for prognostications on the failure of its challengers to match expectations.
Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister claims the Liberals' weekend victory in South Australia will give the green light to his government's controversial energy policy. Plus, bushfires in the south, and a cyclone in the north. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
After looking like he was going steamroll his way into South Australian parliament, SA Best seems to have lost significant momentum as campaign attrition takes its tole.
Nick Xenophon's SA-BEST isn't a minor party -- but it's virtually impossible for it to be a major one either. Which is bad news for the voters it will attract.
Nick Xenophon, who perfected the art of the corny political stunt during his time at Parliament House, is playing into the public's desire for spectacle and misfire.