The Federal Government has voted down a motion to refer former Attorney-General Christian Porter to the powerful privileges committee which could have investigated anonymous donations.
Labor leader Anthony Albanese says winning Christian Porter’s seat of Pearce will be a ‘priority’ at the next Federal election, saying he hopes the people in his electorate will seal his fate.
If Porter sticks to his guns and runs again, one group of quiet Australians will seal his fate.
From the moment Christian Porter revealed he had accepted anonymous donations of up to $1 million to cover his legal bills, his days in Federal Cabinet were numbered.
Acting Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce expects Christian Porter will return to the frontbench after the next election despite resigning from Cabinet after a blind trust to paid for his legal fees.
Christian Porter has unleashed on the social media ‘mob’ and revealed the moment he knew he needed to hand in his resignation from the Government ministry.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed Mr Porter had tendered his resignation this afternoon following revelations mystery donors paid for his legal fees in a lawsuit against the ABC.
Scott Morrison has admitted the blind trust that paid for Christian Porter’s legal bills is ‘not ordinary’, but would not be drawn on whether he will dismiss the Minister from the frontbench.
Scott Morrison has sought advice over Christian Porter's acceptance of money from a blind trust for legal fees.
If ever there was any doubt that a Federal election campaign is under way, today we firmly dispel such a notion.
The dispute about Christian Porter’s barrister has continued, with a fight over how a ‘substantial sum’ in court costs should be worked out.
Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts has opened up about being asked to run in the Federal Election for the ALP against Liberal MP Christian Porter.
Labor's candidate to take on Christian Porter in the must-win seat of Pearce has been revealed.
The ABC has racked up almost $800,000 in costs over its legal battle with Christian Porter, including $100,000 to cover the former attorney-general’s lawyer fees.
Former attorney-general Christian Porter has decided to drop his legal battle with the ABC over the report of an historical rape allegation.
The former Attorney General is suing the public broadcaster over a story published which revealed an allegation he raped a 16-year-old
The former attorney-general would prefer not to rely on donations in his defamation case against the ABC but has not ruled out turning to crowdfunding.
Federal Liberal MP Christian Porter has said he is ‘absolutely committed’ to his electorate after being asked if he would run in the next election following historic rape allegations.
Battlelines in the high-stakes bid to prevent Christian Porter’s preferred barrister from helming his defamation case are taking shape.
Christian Porter has accused the ABC of engaging in a witch hunt culminating in the publication of what he says was a defamatory article falsely implying he ‘brutally raped’ a teenage girl in 1988.
Lawyers acting for Christian Porter have revealed the ABC is ‘not pleading truth to most of his case’ in the high-profile defamation trial.
Lawyers for former Attorney-General Christian Porter have filed to ensure parts of the ABC’s response to defamation proceedings remain secret.
Despite repeated questions about the defamation case Christian Porter launched against the ABC over its reporting of rape accusations, its chair Ita Buttrose instead focused on the need for funding.
The Prime Minister has revealed a new-look Cabinet as the Federal Government deals with a growing backlash over the treatment of women in Parliament.
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