Consistent polling errors over the past few years could have created a "parallel universe" in Australian politics says long-time Labor party pollster John Utting.
He declared the refugee swap agreed by Malcolm Turnbull and Barack Obama "a stupid deal". But the revelation that two alleged murderers were settled in Australia shows Donald Trump may have had the last laugh.
The former prime minister says his replacement and the Home Affairs Minister need to take seriously allegations Chinese Communist Party-aligned billionaire Huang Xiangmo paid tens of thousands of dollars to try to to secure Australian citizenship.
Former minister Craig Laundy becomes the latest Coalition MP to quit politics ahead of the election, months after voicing his disgust at the internal brawling in the Liberals.
Former prime minister says internal polling in marginal seats — 'the only ones that matter' — had Coalition in a winning position, but madness prevailed.
As the satirical Bald Archy Prize exhibition opens in Canberra, its founder celebrates humour over hate in a year of unrelenting political drama.
Four months after losing the leadership spill he instigated, Peter Dutton breaks his silence in an extraordinary spray at former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Turnbull's observations on energy policy provided abundant material for a question time attack by Labor bloated from dining on the unending manna that's been flowing from political heaven, 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.
Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says "freedom matters" in response to the stir over him following an anti-Tony Abbott Instagram account.