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‘I’m not an anti-vaxxer’: Craig Kelly vows to resume Facebook campaign

‘I’m not an anti-vaxxer’: Craig Kelly vows to resume Facebook campaign

Mr Kelly refuses to accept AMA and other warnings about his claims that two drugs, ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine, can be used to treat the coronavirus.

  • by David Crowe

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‘Voting on my conscience’: Craig Kelly could block new Morrison government policies

‘Voting on my conscience’: Craig Kelly could block new Morrison government policies

Outspoken federal MP Craig Kelly warns he could block any new policy the Morrison government did not take to the last election, declaring he will vote on his conscience from the crossbench.

  • by Rob Harris
Craig Kelly’s exit opens up room for troublemakers for Scott Morrison
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Craig Kelly’s exit opens up room for troublemakers for Scott Morrison

The sudden resignation of Craig Kelly will not rock the government, but Scott Morrison is in for turbulence.

  • by David Crowe
How Morrison left a time bomb in Liberal ranks

How Morrison left a time bomb in Liberal ranks

There was a chance long ago for the Liberal Party to part ways with Craig Kelly. Instead, PM Scott Morrison saved him.

  • by Tony Wright
‘I want to be able to speak out’: Craig Kelly resigns from the Liberal Party to move to the crossbench

‘I want to be able to speak out’: Craig Kelly resigns from the Liberal Party to move to the crossbench

Controversial Liberal MP Craig Kelly has resigned from the party to move to the crossbench. He will still support the government on supply and confidence.

  • by Rob Harris
Kairouz not in ‘imminent danger’ of losing preselection, ALP lawyers argue

Kairouz not in ‘imminent danger’ of losing preselection, ALP lawyers argue

Lawyers for former cabinet minister Marlene Kairouz say the MP’s livelihood and reputation are at risk if Justice Tim Ginnane does not grant an interlocutory injunction.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey
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Labor’s nervous troops fear an election under Jodi McKay

Labor’s nervous troops fear an election under Jodi McKay

NSW Labor MPs are in a heightened state of anxiety this week following damaging revelations involving leader Jodi McKay.

  • by Alexandra Smith
What are Labor’s factions and who’s who in the Left and Right?

What are Labor’s factions and who’s who in the Left and Right?

Political insiders talk about them, journalists speculate on them, and they play a crucial role in who leads the Australian Labor Party. But what is a faction, what do they do and why do they matter so much?

  • by James Massola
Former cabinet minister Marlene Kairouz takes legal action over branch-stacking probe
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Former cabinet minister Marlene Kairouz takes legal action over branch-stacking probe

The Labor MP has launched legal action against 26 high-ranking Labor MPs and executives, including federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese, claiming she is being unlawfully pursued by the party.

  • by Annika Smethurst, Chris Vedelago, Rob Harris, Paul Sakkal and Sumeyya Ilanbey
Scott Morrison reprimands Craig Kelly over vaccine views

Scott Morrison reprimands Craig Kelly over vaccine views

Labor frontbencher Tanya Plibersek has confronted Liberal MP Craig Kelly in Parliament House over his disputed claims about COVID-19, telling him he is putting public health at risk.

  • by David Crowe
Liberal candidate under fire over husband’s beliefs says ‘faith should not be subject of interrogation’

Liberal candidate under fire over husband’s beliefs says ‘faith should not be subject of interrogation’

Opposition Leader Zak Kirkup blocked Amanda-Sue Markham from answering questions about whether she shared the same homophobic views as her pastor husband. On Saturday she still would not address her views on the matter.

  • by Peter de Kruijff