Intelligence agencies will be monitoring “particularly cyber security (given) some issues that have alleged to have occurred overseas”.
Fake news has real conequences, and a new poll shows just how quickly this has become a major issue for voters, while Kerryn Phelps has revealed her concern about being a target once again.
Australian Defence Force Academy cyber security expert Tom Sear argues that there will be no simple fix for fake news warping our democracy, but we ignore the threat at our peril.
Fake news has already become a feature of the federal election - just ask Shane Warne - and Facebook and the other social media sites are under fire for their lax approach to fixing the problem.
The election campaign is a week old and Bill Shorten has been focusing on one thing. And it has exposed the Labor leader’s shortcomings.
As our plastic waste piles up at overstretched facilities or is dumped in Malaysia and Indonesia, the crisis is getting too big to ignore.
Many say it’s a crazy idea but it seems as if most Australians actually support Labor’s ambitious target for more electric cars.
It gives some Australians thousands of dollars every year, but Bill Shorten thinks it is an unnecessary “gift” that needs to be cut back.
This week major parties have to decide whether to put down their campaign tools during major national events, Malcolm Farr writes.
Tax is going to be one of the most widely-spoken words in Australia in the month ahead, and it’s not even the end of the financial year. Here’s why.
Both major parties suffered humiliating setbacks today. And both of them should have seen their problems coming from a mile off.
Nothing is out of bounds for Peter Dutton who made an extraordinary claim about a Labor candidate who lost her leg in 2011.
After a scandal-plagued first term in federal parliament, ex-Labor MP Emma Husar has confirmed she won’t be contesting the May 18 election as an independent candidate.
It’s tipped to create thousands of jobs for Aussies, but an exclusive poll has revealed widespread concerns over the $2 billion project.
Shock jock Alan Jones has called for Malcolm Turnbull to be “expelled” from the Liberal Party over his remarks about Peter Dutton.
In a TV ad that pulls at the heart strings, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has kicked off Labor’s ad campaign and revealed the party’s big strategy.
New revelations about foreign interference in Australia have emerged, with one newspaper in particular being targeted.
One throwaway comment derailed proceedings as Labor pushed for answers about a Chinese billionaire’s influence in Australia.
Fears have been raised Australians will lose their beloved SUVs, utes and vans and be forced to drive electric cars. So are they that bad?
She’s one of Australia’s most powerful female politicians. But how much do you really know about the Opposition’s deputy leader?
Alix Livingstone, who calls herself a “vegan soldier”, filmed herself and other activists as they stormed a Melbourne piggery with chains and pipes.
The man who was caught on camera allegedly kicking “Egg Boy” Will Connolly as he lay on the ground has been charged.
Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor has left many people scratching their heads after tweeting a bizarre meme on the weekend.
While an election date hasn’t been announced , the campaign is well and truly under way. The contest is far from elegant.
The Coalition has been sweeping towards an election disaster. But this graph has finally revealed some good news for the PM.
The leaking of the 2017 phone call between Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull has been referred to the US Attorney General for possible criminal charges.
The Government painted a rosy picture last week, but worrying signs are pointing towards trouble for the Australian economy.
PM Scott Morrison might have delayed calling the election, but Opposition leader Bill Shorten has a strategy — and he’s not waiting.
Outspoken Sudanese-Australian author Yassmin Abdel-Magied has taken aim at controversial senator Fraser Anning after his latest comments.
The date of the federal election could be set this weekend, as some predict Prime Minister Scott Morrison could go to the Governor-general by Sunday afternoon.
Every chance the government gets, it wants to bring up the opposition. But it’s only playing into their hands. Joe Hildebrand explains.
The PM is on a charm offensive to persuade you he’s really Mr Nice Guy chatting footy and spraying “fair dinkums” into the air, but it could backfire.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has one key strength that makes her practically indestructible. There’s just one problem with it.
Always drawn to the power struggle of politics, Bill Shorten has never been in a better position to nab the top job. This is his last shot.
Last night, just hours before calling the election, Scott Morrison released an emotive video in which his adorable kids steal the limelight.
“Bland” Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack faces a poll challenge, yet to convince his Nationals colleagues he can pull off an election win.
The Environment Minister has signed off on a key plan for Adani’s coal mine, and some are warning it will cost the Government dearly.
For Bill Shorten, it’s personal. The Labor leader has revealed the emotional story behind his biggest policy announcement last night.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a new royal commission today into the treatment of disabled Australians.
In a speech loaded with big promises, just ten words stood out. They revealed how Bill Shorten will address one of his biggest weaknesses.
Facebook has revealed its plans to enact a tough new crackdown on thousands of accounts as part of a bold strategy ahead of the election.
Millions of Australians are quietly suffering through chronic pain — and one of the options that could help them is barely discussed.
This image shared by Scott Morrison on social media appears to be a direct copy of one made years ago by his political cousins across the ditch.
New details have emerged about the Government’s stunning decision to change one of its signature policies less than 24 hours after the Budget.
Qantas’ most extravagant lounge is so exclusive you can’t even buy your way in. Today it has expelled a controversial member.
An Islamic State recruit says he won’t stab anyone if he is allowed to return to Australia. And he revealed what life is like under IS.
Leigh Sales took on the Prime Minister in a combative interview. But the 7.30 viewers were more interested in the painting behind him.
Today host Deborah Knight threw a curly question at Tanya Plibersek this morning. Labor’s deputy leader had a biting response ready.
Some things once seen can’t be unseen. Such as our Prime Minister cracking out his best Borat impression in parliament amid a discussion on carbon pollution.
Pauline Hanson has been rushed to hospital for an emergency operation after revealing she was feeling “extraordinarily unwell”.
Scott Morrison toured Christmas Island and posed for photos just last month. But the Budget shows it may have been a cynical move.
Fraser Anning has been humiliated by his colleagues, who labelled him “pathetic” and “shameful” in a rare show of bipartisanship.
The Government did not announce what will be done with $3.2 billion from the Budget — and that’s for a very good reason.
The Federal Government has unveiled an ambitious plan to radically transform Australia and win your vote at election time.
The government is fighting claims its Budget is “already falling apart” less than 24 hours after it was delivered, thanks to an abrupt backflip.
Australians are seriously unimpressed by a Budget intended to win votes ahead of the election, accusing the Government of being scammers.
All eyes were meant to be on Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivering his first Budget speech but it was hard not to be distracted.
All eyes were meant to be on Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivering his first Budget speech but it was hard not to be distracted.
The Treasurer splashed big dollars in his Budget speech last night.. His approach says a lot about how the government hopes to win the election.
He might be a divisive figure in his local area, but former prime minister Tony Abbott has one big one thing going for him in the upcoming election.
The Finance Minister has channelled Jacinda Ardern, as he lashed out at those who “fan the flames of racism”.
The Liberal Party was forced to remove a Labor attack video from its social media channels after it sparked a backlash.
It’s the issue that could make or break the government. Here’s what the Liberal and Labor parties plan to do on climate change.
As Fraser Anning returns to parliament with “no remorse” for his Christchurch comments, he has been torn to shreds by politicians on both sides of the Ditch.
How well do you really know Scott Morrison? Here is a quick crash course on Australia’s 30th Prime Minister.
Asylum seeker policy has become a hotly debated topic ahead of the federal election but are the policies from the major parties that different?
Up to 10 million Australians will be handed a tax relief sweetener as the Morrison government prepares to reveal its first federal budget.
A senior Liberal was alarmingly honest on Q&A, revealing he has no idea why the government is sticking to its guns on a signature policy.
Australia’s car industry has fallen behind other countries’, and we now risk becoming a “first world country with a third world fleet”.
The government is giving millions of Australians a welcome injection of cash to help pay their bills — but one key group isn’t getting a cent.
Barnaby Joyce let staff know what he thought of his on-screen role during Channel 7’s election coverage. Now he has been forced to apologise.
It’s a medicine that could save Australians’ lives, but patients have not been able to afford the exorbitant cost of obtaining it - until now.
Labor’s renewable energy investment policy, released today ahead of a federal election, leaves little room for coal-fired power stations.
In the space of 48 hours this week, there were four extraordinary events on all sides of the globe that showed the world had gone crazy.
In just two years, Australia could be completely single-use plastic free if the Labor Party’s multimillion-dollar ban comes into play.
The government has been asked a tough question over its $125 handouts for Aussies struggling with skyrocketing power bills.
Almost four million Australians struggling with paying skyrocketing power bills will be given a cash handout in Tuesday’s Budget.
A new NSW cabinet is likely to be announced on Sunday, with many expecting Gladys Berejiklian to make several key changes to her front bench.
Many Aussies are proud of strict gun laws introduced by former PM John Howard, but they’re actually much weaker than they should be.
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube executives face jail time and enormous multimillion-dollar fines in an unprecedented crackdown.
A new list has revealed there are some very rich Australians who have found ways of not paying tax.
For any other pollie, getting caught on camera like she did this week is not something you recover from. This is why it won’t hurt Pauline Hanson.
There are 151 seats up for grabs in the 2019 election, but some matter more than others. These are the 16 you need to watch closely.
Gladys Berejiklian’s political journey has been one to watch and it’s Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten who should be paying attention.
Who holds each seat? What margin are they defending? And which high profile politicians could fall? Here is everything you need to know.
Pauline Hanson’s defence of the hidden camera sting on One Nation highlighted what she still hasn’t learnt.
Embattled One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has finally answered questions about hidden footage during a tense interview.
Labor senator Penny Wong is set to slam those who condone racism and hate speech, warning they are threatening Australia’s democracy.
The second instalment of a documentary exposing One Nation’s ties to the US gun lobby has just dropped, and it’s not a good look.
Scott Morrison made a political play when he severed ties with One Nation. Pauline Hanson did not mince words in response.
This undercover video of Pauline Hanson has shocked Australia — but One Nation has been rocked by the same conspiracy theory before.
Pauline Hanson has finally fronted the cameras to respond to the Al Jazeera documentary that left her party embroiled in scandal.
Pauline Hanson has been slammed after appearing to suggest the Port Arthur massacre was not as it seemed. What exactly do ‘truthers’ believe?
Scott Morrison has made up his mind on the contentious issue of preferencing One Nation. He says one “shocking” video changed his mind.
The TV host didn’t hold back this morning, admitting he’d have to fight the urge to punch one of Australia’s most controversial politicians.
The second part of Al Jazeera’s explosive documentary will air in a matter of hours, and it contains more damaging revelations for One Nation.
When Bill Shorten took questions during an online forum last night, he was immediately made to address the elephant in the room.