Albanese eyes truth in political ad laws

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says he is keen to progress laws which would ban political advertising containing misleading information.

US OKs $1B arms sale to Qatar during key World Cup match

The Biden administration on Tuesday approved a $1 billion arms sale to Qatar in a transaction unveiled during halftime of the key World Cup 2022 match in Doha between Iran and the United States.

Ex-MP Maguire charged over visa scheme

Disgraced former NSW MP Daryl Maguire, whose dating of Gladys Berejiklian led to her downfall as premier, has been charged over an alleged visa fraud.

Scholz welcomes Qatar LNG deal as ‘building block’ for German energy security

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz welcomed a new deal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar on Tuesday as a “building block” towards his country’s energy security and a sign that Berlin had many different countries to tap for supplies.

Anti-corruption watchdog enters final leg

The Senate will debate the government’s anti-corruption commission model with the legislation set to pass parliament this week.

IMF and WTO leaders warn don’t ‘pull the plug’ on global trade

The leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization on Tuesday warned against the negative impact of deglobalization for the global economy, arguing instead for smart moves to diversify supply chains.

How politicians are expected to behave

The parliamentary standards committee has presented its final report which includes a proposed code of conduct and standards for Commonwealth workplaces.