Scott Morrison has been announcing things this week, sometimes several things in one day. But it looks like is a Prime Minister with a list of things to tick off, but not necessarily in a way that sorts anything out, writes Laura Tingle.
LNP President Gary Spence says Queensland's new law banning political donations from property developers has forced him to resign from his role with the party, with legal advice suggesting he could face possible jail time due to his background in urban development.
Newly-elected Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is beginning his term with grand gestures of change, including putting the state-owned Mexican version of Air Force One — worth $US200 million-plus — on the market.
High-profile Labor MP Emma Husar backflips on a promise not to contest the next federal election after it emerges the party has already chosen her replacement.
The psychological impact of Saturday's devastating loss for the Liberals in Victoria means a number of MPs have decided they can no longer stay silent and Scott Morrison is under pressure to save the party from electoral death, writes Patricia Karvelas.
Labor has pledged borrow big and spend large, with a swag of major infrastructure projects set to start in their second term of government.
The two most senior Liberals in the country, Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg, will conduct something of a post-mortem interview with some of their Victorian colleagues as the party analyses the federal ramifications of the shocking state electoral defeat.
A swathe of state electorates recorded massive swings to the Labor Party yesterday, which if replicated at a federal election could cause the Government headaches.