Investigating media tipoff of AWU raid not AFP's 'highest priority' – politics live

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Liberal MP Hastie’s allegations in parliament about Chinese-Australian billionaire and political donor catches PM off-guard. Meanwhile, government scrambles to save its tax changes. All the days events, live

The high court has officially given the go ahead to David Smith to replace Katy Gallagher in the Senate.

Guardian Australia reported this morning that Christian Porter has told Labor there is no “persuasive evidence”of the need for a federal independent commission against corruption.

A lot of commenters have noted this is similar to the defence the Coalition ran to avoid calling a banking royal commission until they were forced by a Nationals revolt.

Like no persuasive evidence for a banking royal commission?

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