Katter's Australian Party MP Bob Katter says that when he was first elected and re-elected as an independent in the early 2000s, no independent had ever got re-elected. RMIT ABC Fact Check finds his claim to be wrong.
Now that the Coalition is down one member in the House of Representatives, and one of its Nationals is sitting on the crossbench, its opponents might try to test the numbers with a vote of no confidence in Peter Dutton. Here's how that could play out.
The Queensland Council for Civil Liberties accuses Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk of acting in the same manner as controversial politician Sir Joh Bjelke-Peterson by stripping Katter's Australian Party of five parliamentary staff.
In his maiden speech, Katter's Australian Party senator Fraser Anning said that international student visas should be "drastically reduced in number", which he says would create more university places for Australians. RMIT ABC Fact Check finds his claim to be ill-informed.
Federal Labor candidate Justine Keay wins the Braddon by-election in Tasmania, according to ABC election analyst Antony Green.
Former Labor leader Mark Latham joins Pauline Hanson's campaign in the Longman by-election, recording a robocall urging voters to retaliate against his former party.
She's been accused of flip-flopping on policy and labelled the "most unstable senator" in years. Here's what Pauline Hanson has had to say about One Nation's stance on company tax cuts within the last 72 hours.
Former One Nation senator Brian Burston says he is joining Clive Palmer's United Australia Party, less than an hour after telling the Senate he would sit as an independent.
Brian Burston will not be remembered as an ideological firebrand on the right-hand side of Australia's political spectrum, but his departure from One Nation leaves Pauline Hanson half as useful to the Government as she used to be.