Good morning, early birds. Jacqui Lambie's parliamentary career hangs in the balance, while Pauline Hanson's latest recruit has already (allegedly) defected. Plus, a massive earthquake in Iraq and Iran has killed hundreds. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
Australians are overwhelmingly in favour of the government's proposal to take away citizenship for those suspected of being engaged in terrorist activities, today's Essential Report finds. Bernard Keane and Cassidy Knowlton explain.
Latest Essential poll shows first substantial Coalition gain since the politically disastrous budget, while women remain disengaged with super.
It looked for a while like the Coalition's numbers were going to turn around, but this week's BludgerTrack shows Labor still ahead.
One of the first polls of 2014 has found Tony Abbott and the Coalition are doing fine with voters -- although the public certainly doesn't like the idea of a $6 fee to visit the GP.
Australians aren't unhappy with the performance of our Olympic team and think we spend too much money on trying to win gold medals, new polling from Essential Research reveals.
The federal government has failed to sway those opposed to a carbon tax, though more than half of voters are prepared to support it with compensation for lower income households, new polling finds.
The week's Essential finds Labor copping a forceful backlash from the carbon tax, with the two-party vote flipping from 51-49 in favour of Labor to 52-48 in favour of the Coalition, writes William Bowe.
Essential Research's weekly poll shows the Coalition’s lead on two-party preferred narrowing from 52-48 to 51-49. However there was little change on the primary vote, with the Coalition and Labor down a point and the Greens up one, reports William Bowe.