For all the blood and guts hurled in Parliament this week, the question of how much real change has occurred in our treatment of asylum seekers is very murky, writes Laura Tingle.
Morrison's border scare campaign appears to be working. But the doomed Victorian Liberals' campaign on "African gangs" shows fear doesn't always work at the polling booth, writes James Norman.
A reading of evidence from Senate estimates yesterday paints a very different picture of the security implications of last week's debate about medevac legislation than the one generally reported, writes Laura Tingle.
Jim Pembroke stands to lose thousands if Labor wins office and goes ahead with its plan to scrap franking credit cash refunds for self-funded retirees. And he doesn't mind one bit.
A prominent economist calls for an overhaul of the superannuation system to eliminate the "rorting" of cash refunds for franking credits, saying some self-funded retirees will be treated unfairly under Labor's proposed changes.
Labor and the crossbench plan to zero in on the awarding of contracts for security services on Manus Island, amid revelations more than $420 million is going to a relatively unknown company that was registered to a beach shack on Kangaroo Island.
It took Greens politician Tim Hollo more than a year, a 75-year-old document and even a president's signature to renounce his multiple citizenships.
Coalition-friendly independents are giving life-long centre-right voters a way to break ranks. Could Tony Abbott be the next scalp claimed?
As the 45th Parliament enters its last sitting days, you might wonder why royal commissions carry the moral heft that governments can no longer muster. When considered in the cold light of day, the answer's chillingly obvious, writes Annabel Crabb.
Scott Morrison will today reveal his plans to "degrade, disrupt and destroy" the impact of a range of security threats, while hammering Labor over the proposed changes to medical treatment for asylum seekers.