Greens leader Adam Bandt speaks to AFP over Lidia Thorpe’s undisclosed relationship with ex-bikie

Adam Bandt’s office has confirmed the Greens leader has met with Australian Federal Police to discuss Senator Lidia Thorpe’s undisclosed relationship with a former bikie boss. key points: Police have met with Adam Bandt over his senator’s undisclosed relationship with an ex-bikie Details of hearings attended by Lidia Thorpe while she was in the relationship … Read more

Senate question time: Industrial relations reform causes major Senate blow up between Penny Wong, Simon Birmingham

A fight over contentious workplace reforms has caused the Senate to descend into outright chaos, with party leaders screaming over one another at the dispatch box. The disruption began when the Coalition renewed its attack on the government after top bureaucrats were accused of googling the cost of its industrial relations bill to business. On … Read more

Penny Wong unleashes at ‘outrageous’ Bridget McKenzie over rail loop

Penny Wong has unleashed on an “outrageous” senator as tensions boiled over in the upper house. Lumped with additional hours to get through the mountain of legislation before the end of the parliamentary sitting year, senate question time on Tuesday was more unruly than ever. It was an uphill battle for President Sue Lines to … Read more