The conservative, Queen-loving Alexander Downer will forever be remembered, in the US at least, as the Australian who kicked off the Mueller investigation. That's got to sting a bit.
Australians shouldn't be surprised by Scott Morrison's subservience to Trump. This is the exact situation we've been careening towards.
Those hoping for some damning evidence to be laid on the table were disappointed, but they were always going to be.
Good morning, early birds. Former US special counsel Robert Mueller has given his first testimony to congress regarding President Donald Trump, and new senators are already shaking the boat with their maiden speeches. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Good morning, early birds. A boatload of asylum seekers have been transferred to Christmas Island detention centre for the first time since the facility's $185 million reopening, and Robert Mueller corrects the record on the Trump-Russia investigation for the first time. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Good morning, early birds. The US House Judiciary Committee has voted on a resolution to hold Attorney-General William Barr in contempt of congress, and the final leaders' debate of the federal election campaign saw sparks fly but no clear winner emerge. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
In any other context a report that sums up how Russians influenced a presidential election in his favour would be bad news for the sitting president.
Good morning, early birds. The dual-citizenship crisis hits home for Labor, and America's Russia probe digs deeper still. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
We might think a Trump could never happen here, but if he did, we lack the institutional framework to deal with him that the Americans have.