The national secretary of an embattled construction union has remained defiant against a furious grilling by Today host Karl Stefanovic, who accused the union boss of “covering up” the organisation’s “alleged corruption”. In a fiery exchange on Tuesday morning, Stefanovic asked Construction, Forestry and Maritime Employees Union (CFMEU) boss ZachContinue Reading

Defence Minister Richard Marles is challenging Beijing to make clear that it opposes the invasion of another sovereign state, while repudiating claims that western governments, including Australia, possess a deep rooted hostility towards China. Amid heightened tensions in the Indo-Pacific, Mr Marles will speak at the Shangri-La defence forum inContinue Reading

The Liberals are headed for a historic defeat in the Dunstan by-election after early polls favour Labor. South Australian Liberal Party leader David Speirs has admitted retaining the seat in Adelaide’s inner east will be “exceptionally difficult”, with support for Labor and Greens swelling in the electorate. Labor candidate CressidaContinue Reading

The boss of Optus’ network operations has resigned four months after a widespread outage at the telco giant disrupted the lives of millions of Aussies. In a statement the embattled telco confirmed Lambo Kanagaratnam, the managing director of the Optus network, had left the company on Friday. His departure marksContinue Reading

A meteoric rise from small town deputy mayor to the leader of the No campaign has led to Jacinta Nampijinpa Price being short-listed for a prestigious prize for political leadership. The McKinnon Prize announced its nominations for political leadership across three categories: federal, state and emerging leader on Thursday. SenatorContinue Reading