Mr Baird cited Mr Abbott’s achievement as health minister and reaching the “highest office in the land”, but spoke most vigorously when calling Mr Abbott “the most effective outstanding leader of the Opposition we have ever seen”.
Let's just admit it, Clive Palmer is playing us all for fools
Canberra has become a parallel moral universe While the MP entitlements rules are generous, they aren't nearly so vague as is being made out. Therefore, we need to make rorting politicians aware of the consequences of their actions, writes Michael Bradley. The virus hunting down politicians over rorting of their entitlements is out of containment and threatening to consume Canberra.
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
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