With an overwhelming expectation of Labor victory at the next election, "union bred, fed and led" Bill Shorten, as Scott Morrison likes to call him, needs to make it clear how he would work with the union movement and where his industrial relations policies lie, writes Michelle Grattan.
Peter Dutton's revelation that he has long regarded parliament as "a disadvantage for sitting governments" put in words what many suspect our politicians — particularly those in power — think, writes Tracey Arklay.
It is not a good sign for the government's political fortunes — if it does indeed plan to survive until May — that the Prime Minister felt compelled to bring out the nuclear option on Thursday, writes Laura Tingle.
After an excruciating two weeks, with a trouncing in Victoria, a Liberal defection, Malcolm Turnbull's provocations and an impasse with Labor, Scott Morrison retires to enjoy his first — and likely last — Christmas at Kirribilli, writes Michelle Grattan.
The former prime minister urges his colleagues not to "capitulate" to threats from Liberal backbencher Craig Kelly, while also saying he planned to call a March 2 election before being ousted from the nation's top job.
Meeting with Australia's leader at the G20 Summit in Argentina, the US President gets a personal explanation of events that led to him meeting Scott Morrison as Prime Minister — not the man he has been used to meeting at the White House, in New York and at world summits for the last two years.
American actor Pamela Anderson lashes out at Prime Minister Scott Morrison via an open letter, saying he "trivialised" the suffering of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and made "lewd" comments about her.
The strongly-worded comments follow the Australian Government's recently-unveiled "pivot to the Pacific", with Prime Minister Scott Morrison promising closer defence and security ties with Australia's Pacific neighbours as a bulwark against rising Chinese influence.