Christian Porter

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Christian Porter bemoans ‘harshness of politics’ as he announces he’ll quit parliament
Former attorney general will not recontest his seat of Pearce in Western Australia at next year’s federal election

Paul Karp

01, Dec, 2021 @5:33 AM

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Russell Broadbent quits privileges committee after leak of Christian Porter donation report
Liberal MP wants an investigation into alleged breach after Guardian Australia revealed the committee cleared former attorney general

Katharine Murphy Political editor

30, Nov, 2021 @3:28 AM

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Rules that allowed Christian Porter to keep donors secret should be overhauled, committee finds
Exclusive: Privileges committee says Porter didn’t break rules but calls on all MPs to provide the ‘greatest’ transparency regarding the source of gifts

Paul Karp

29, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Scott Morrison evades Labor questions on use of ‘Shanghai Sam’ moniker before outright denial
ALP use final parliamentary sitting to home in on PM’s truthfulness and revisit Christian Porter matter under new Speaker

Katharine Murphy

23, Nov, 2021 @9:21 AM

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Liberal senator Hollie Hughes doing paid consulting work for a for-profit biofuels company
NSW senator disclosed the work on her register of interests through a trust assisting ‘charitable organisations’

Paul Karp

02, Nov, 2021 @3:07 AM

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Christian Porter to be formally asked to explain declaration that ‘blind trust’ helped pay his legal fees
Privileges committee considers complaint over whether former attorney general’s action complied with rules

Paul Karp

01, Nov, 2021 @5:00 AM

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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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