Police meet Christopher Pyne and Wyatt Roy to discuss Peter Slipper's diary Australian federal police speak to government frontbenchers about the investigation into the release of the former Speaker’s diary
News Limited was willing to pay dearly for this story not to be published. It first offered a $110,000 payment, plus a private apology, to avoid going to court. But the price it demanded was that the matter be kept confidential. The company was told to take a jump. See you in court.
Some suspected Jamie Briggs, the former junior minister, after he turned up to work the morning after the party in Abbott's suite in a wheelchair with a knee injury, looking gravely dusty. Savva says it wasn't Briggs. Apparently it was Joe Hockey all along. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/has-the-mystery-of-the-broken-marble-table-finally-been-solved-20160307-gncd8x.html#ixzz42CY5FIbH Follow us: @smh on Twitter | sydneymorningherald on Facebook
From that day to this, we've heard little more of the evils of debt and deficit. Almost all of what little improvement in the budget deficit is expected will come from bracket creep. Fortunately, the budget deficit and the still-small level of public debt to which it has given rise was never the central, pressing problem for the economy the oppositional Abbott & Co made it out to be.
Malcolm Turnbull staffer quits after facing public indecency charges
Malcolm Turnbull staffer faces court on charges including indecent exposure Stephen John Ellis, a ministerial adviser, has been charged with act of indecency and indecent exposure, and faces two drug charges