New South Wales MPs set to feel ‘pile of pain’ as Sydney’s building boom bites

New South Wales MPs set to feel ‘pile of pain’ as Sydney’s building boom bites

Updated May 19, 2018 12:48:15 Photo: Ms Berejiklian’s MPs say issues such as congestion will dominate the next election. Nervous New South Wales Government MPs are eyeing off their prospects at the next election — and many believe community anger over development might just be the number one hurdle they …

Kelly O’Dwyer gives $50,000 to try to increase number of female Liberal MPs

Kelly O’Dwyer gives $50,000 to try to increase number of female Liberal MPs

Updated May 15, 2018 11:12:32 The Minister for Women has donated $50,000 to a new fund, in an attempt to boost the number of women in the federal Liberal Party. Kelly O’Dwyer wrote to her Cabinet colleagues, asking them to donate the same amount of money to the “Enid Lyons …

Jane Prentice backed by Coalition MPs after preselection dumping, backbencher calls for PM’s intervention

Jane Prentice backed by Coalition MPs after preselection dumping, backbencher calls for PM’s intervention

Updated May 14, 2018 11:34:12 Operation “Save Jane” has kicked off, with outspoken Liberal backbencher Warren Entsch suggesting the Prime Minister intervene to overturn Jane Prentice’s preselection defeat. On Saturday, Assistant Minister for Disability Services Ms Prentice lost preselection for the safe LNP seat of Ryan to Brisbane City councillor …

Female MPs ‘threatening to quit LNP’ after Brisbane preselection outcome

Female MPs ‘threatening to quit LNP’ after Brisbane preselection outcome

Posted May 13, 2018 04:48:55 Photo: LNP Queensland president Gary Spence congratulating Julian Simmonds on his win. (ABC News: Lexy Hamilton-Smith) The dumping of a Turnbull government assistant minister from her blue ribbon Brisbane seat has revived debate about the number of women in conservative ranks, with one angry Coalition …

Australia citizenship crisis reignites as senator and four MPs quit | Australia news

Australia has lurched into a fresh political crisis after a court ruled that a Labor senator was ineligible to sit in parliament because she had failed to renounce her British citizenship, triggering a spate of MP resignations. The latest twist in the saga brings to 14 the number of parliamentarians …

Iran MPs burn paper US flag in Parliament after Donald Trump pulls out of nuclear deal – Donald Trump’s America

Iran MPs burn paper US flag in Parliament after Donald Trump pulls out of nuclear deal – Donald Trump’s America

Posted May 09, 2018 22:06:39 Photo: Politicians held the impromptu demonstration inside Parliament the day after Mr Trump’s decision. (AP) Iranian MPs have set a paper US flag ablaze in Parliament shouting “Death to America!” after US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose …

Dual citizenship crisis: four MPs resign after court rules Katy Gallagher ineligible | Australia news

A high court decision ruling Labor senator Katy Gallagher ineligible to sit in parliament has triggered four MPs – including three Labor MPs – to resign over dual citizenship issues. On Wednesday the high court unanimously held that Gallagher is ineligible because she failed to renounce her British citizenship by …

MPs’ vehicle fines revealed, as safety advocates call for politicians with traffic offences to fess up

MPs’ vehicle fines revealed, as safety advocates call for politicians with traffic offences to fess up

Updated May 04, 2018 12:56:20 Australia’s parliamentarians must disclose their speeding and other serious traffic offences, according to road safety advocates including a current Coalition MP. Key points: Exclusive investigation reveals the MPs who have accrued the most vehicle infringements Road safety advocates are now demanding MPs reveal their driving …

Banking royal commission: bonuses and profits must be looked at, MPs say | Australia news

Key government agitators for the banking royal commission say they are concerned the inquiry has been given too little time to unearth wrongdoing – and that executive bonuses and profits need to be examined. The Nationals senator John Williams told Guardian Australia the inquiry needed to be conducted forensically, as …

‘Political bastardry’: SA Labor MPs shipped out of electorate offices take aim at Treasurer

‘Political bastardry’: SA Labor MPs shipped out of electorate offices take aim at Treasurer

Updated April 16, 2018 20:22:03 Two South Australian Labor MPs have accused Treasurer Rob Lucas of “political bastardry”, after he made the decision to assign them temporary electoral offices tens of kilometres from their electorates. The temporary office arrangements have been forced by a massive redistribution of electoral boundaries, which …