Nationals frontbencher David Littleproud has come to the defence of Peter Dutton after Mark McGowan unloaded on the potential next Federal Liberal leader, branding him an ‘extremist’ and not ‘that smart’.
All of Australia is talking about the front page of today’s The West Australian, where Mark McGowan is depicted as Harry Potter and Peter Dutton as his nemesis Voldemort.
Troy de Ruyter
Mark McGowan received an extraordinary outpouring of support from West Aussies for his takedown of Peter Dutton, with the Liberal leader in waiting labelled a ‘pure danger’ and ‘more dislikeable than ScoMo’.
The Defence Minister has dismissed Mark McGowan’s ‘personal attack’ over his diplomacy with China as a military spy ship tracks close to the WA coast in an ‘unprecedented’ push south.
Rebecca Le May
Premier Mark McGowan has renewed his attack on Defence Minister Peter Dutton over his ‘grossly irresponsible’ approach to diplomatic relations with Beijing while emphasising the importance of China to WA.
Defence Minister Peter Dutton used his debate with Labor opponent Brendan O’Connor to again position national security and fears around China’s military ambitions at the centre of the election battleground.
Penny Wong says Peter Dutton is ‘amping up’ the possibility of war with his comments that it would be ‘inconceivable’ for Australia not to stand against China’s move to reunify Taiwan.
Defence Minister Peter Dutton says he ‘doesn’t buy the rhetoric of Mark McGowan’ after the Premier slammed Scott Morrison for ‘dog whistling’ to anti-vax protesters.
Defence Minister Peter Dutton says it is ‘nonsense’ to think COVID-19 will not reach WA — and has urged the State to catch up to the rest of the country in its vaccination rate.
Defence Minister Peter Dutton says he was ‘most offended’ by being labelled a ‘rape apologist’ online by a refugee advocate, who the Queensland MP is now suing for defamation.
The chance of military conflict is now “less remote” than it was in the past, Defence Minister Peter Dutton says.
Defence Minister Peter Dutton has been scathing of the WA Government for its handling of hotel quarantine after the Premier said it was ‘nuts’ to let travellers visit COVID-ravaged India for weddings.
Sarah Ison and John Flint
Peter Dutton says Australia will ‘work collaboratively’ with China to maintain peace in the region as concerns mount over its interest in Taiwan.
New Defence Minister Peter Dutton needs to come to WA to see why the west should get a multibillion-dollar submarine maintenance contract, WA Defence Industry Minister Paul Papalia says.
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has slammed local Governments for ‘playing politics’ in their criticism of the $1.2 billion aviation package. Of the 13 destinations funded, just one is in WA.
COVID-19 cases are a political hot potato right now. How they originated and who messed up when community transmission happens is the ultimate finger-pointing exercise. But who is really responsible?
The controversial app to help trace people who come into contact with someone with COVID-19 will be launched today.
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has called out Labor for setting emission reduction targets but ruling out nuclear energy as an alternate power source.
The Morrison Government has not ruled out the return of the Tamil family-of-four to Australia, should they be deported to Sri Lanka and apply to lawfully re-enter the country in the future.
The fate of a Tamil family at the centre of a heated debate over whether Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton should use his discretionary powers to let them stay in Australia will be decided in court.
Attorney-General Christian Porter has detailed the bill that would see predators who commit serious crimes against children facing mandatory minimum sentences.
Nick Butterly and Sarah Ison
Labor will today receive a briefing by Australia’s top spy agency on the urgent need to pass legislation that would temporarily ban Australian foreign fighters from returning to the country.
The Home Affairs Minister, who unsuccessfully challenged for the Liberal Party leadership last year, has savaged the former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull in a new TV documentary.
EXCLUSIVE: Finance Minister and Liberal powerbroker Mathias Cormann has revealed the true extent of the Liberal leadership spill that ousted Malcolm Turnbull, and why he voted the way he did.
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