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AFR The ABC, under managing director and editor-in-chief Mark Scott, is seriously conflicted. Appearing before the Senate's environment and communications legislation committee last Tuesday, Scott defended the public broadcaster's decision to report
Greens senator Scott Ludlam has admitted he doesn't think his position is secure while votes are still missing from the Western Australian Senate election. "I think it's possible that we will be heading to a fresh election mid-way next year," he told
Mr Truss says a new poll would certainly carry many of the characteristics of a by-election. "If there is a new election and that will be a matter for the courts to decide, it needs to happen as quickly as possible," he told ABC television on Sunday.
The results announced this afternoon, which are likely to still be challenged in the Court of Disputed Returns, resulted in a change to the final two seats. Australian Sports Party candidate Wayne Dropulich claimed the fifth spot, while Mr Ludlam
Senator Ludlam says he hopes former Australian Federal Police commissioner Mick Keelty will track down the more than 1300 missing ballot papers. He says he believes the AEC had done the right thing in calling in Mr Keelty. "The question is .....
Some readers may have understood the article as saying that Ms Hill had used public money to fund her private overseas travel, and that she holds extremist views. The Herald withdraws any such meanings and apologises to Ms Hill for any embarrassment
Palmer has played down talk of Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party senator-elect Ricky Muir joining his party. The Palmer United Party (PUP) is expected to have three senators from July 1 next year and has entered into an alliance with Mr Muir to
Senator Scott Ludlam has been successful in his appeal to the AEC for a recount of the Senate vote in WA. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen More than 1.2 million votes for the Western Australian Senate will be recounted following an intervention by Electoral
WA senator Scott Ludlam is expected to find out mid-week whether his bid for a recount of senate votes is successful. Senator Ludlum has appealed against last week's refusal by the Australian Electoral Commission to grant his request for a partial
Ousted Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has not given up hope of winning back his West Australian seat, confirming he has appealed the Australian Electoral Commission's decision to refuse his requests for a recount. "I think there's a question of natural