Clive Palmer preferences continue to dog the major parties as politicians from across the divide distance themselves from previous comments.
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.
Former prime minister John Howard warns China could use its 1 million expats in Australia to help grow its influence and power in the region..
Former prime minister John Howard says he does not detect any desire within the Liberal Party for a leadership change, telling Coalition MPs to "bury their differences" and unite behind Malcolm Turnbull.
The Howard-era policy means some shareholders not paying any tax can convert franking credits into a cash refund of up to $2.5 million from the ATO — and it costs $5 billion a year.
The former PM calls for the Turnbull Government to appease those worried a Yes campaign victory could leave religious groups vulnerable to legal action.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull warns "the risk of war gets greater" each time North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un engages in a provocative acts like this week's launch of a missile over Japan.
Former prime ministers John Howard and Bob Hawke warn career politicians without enough life experience are letting the public down.
It's 10 years now since an Australian prime minister last served a full term in office. Now, we're in much shallower and more turbulent waters, writes Annabel Crabb.