Christian Porter

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Things are a bit ragged for Morrison, and not only because of the Coalition’s climate bullfight | Katharine Murphy
With Glasgow around the corner and an election in sight, the prime minister could’ve done without this week’s privileges committee fracas

Katharine Murphy Political editor

22, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Labor rejects Peter Dutton’s bid for taxpayers to fund politicians’ defamation cases
Dutton says public funding a ‘workplace entitlement’ amid continuing debate over identities of Christian Porter’s anonymous donors

Paul Karp

22, Oct, 2021 @5:58 AM

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Christian Porter still faces scrutiny over donations declaration despite government blocking Labor bid for inquiry
Privileges committee is examining the disclosure of donations towards legal fees and isn’t ruling out making findings against individual MPs

Paul Karp

21, Oct, 2021 @2:05 AM

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Government blocks Labor push to investigate Christian Porter’s blind trust
Speaker Tony Smith agrees ‘prima facie case’ to examine whether former attorney general breached disclosure rules but Coalition votes down referral

Paul Karp

20, Oct, 2021 @10:05 PM

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Christian Porter’s blind trust should be examined by parliament – but it won’t be and that’s crushingly predictable | Katharine Murphy
Normally referrals to the privileges committee are waved through on the voices but on Wednesday afternoon Peter Dutton bowled up a rude shock

Katharine Murphy

20, Oct, 2021 @10:59 AM

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No precedent for ABC’s $200k payment in Louise Milligan defamation dispute, auditor general says
ABC made a ‘business decision’ to cover costs incurred by its reporter over tweets about Liberal MP Andrew Laming

Paul Karp

18, Oct, 2021 @7:16 AM

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‘Well on the nose’: is Christian Porter beyond redemption in his WA seat of Pearce?
The rape allegation against the ex-attorney general, which he strenuously denies, will haunt his campaign at the next election, but supporters aren’t writing him off

Sarah Martin

02, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Andrews condemns second day of anti-lockdown protests – as it happened
NSW cases back over 1,000 as kids allowed to meet in friend bubbles for school holidays. This blog is now closed

Mostafa Rachwani, Ben Doherty and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

21, Sep, 2021 @10:23 AM

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Transparency expert dismisses claims MPs don’t have to declare source of gifts
Rules on the register of MPs’ interests do not appear to explicitly require donors of gifts to MPs be named, a potential loophole for Christian Porter

Paul Karp

20, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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NSW records 935 cases and four deaths; protests over mandatory construction jabs in Melbourne – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Ben Doherty and Matilda Boseley

20, Sep, 2021 @9:46 AM

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Barnaby Joyce backs ‘incredibly intelligent’ Christian Porter for eventual return to frontbench
Acting PM says Porter ‘had a bad day at the wicket’, but may return as a minister as he hadn’t done anything illegal in accepting anonymous funds

Paul Karp

20, Sep, 2021 @6:57 AM

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NSW police never started investigating Christian Porter rape allegation, internal review reveals
Police asked to close investigation on same day they received a dossier which included a statement by the woman detailing her allegations

Paul Karp

20, Sep, 2021 @1:09 AM

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