Malcolm Turnbull is to be congratulated for taking action to curb expenses scandals.
Malcolm Turnbull is to be congratulated on establishing an independent body to oversee politicians' expenses, but an independent anti-corruption commission is still needed.
Sussan Ley maintains that her entitlement claims were within the rules.
Malcolm Turnbull has announced major changes to the parliamentary entitlements system, modelled on the UK's system of vetting MPs' expenses.
Sussan Ley was under pressure to resign following claims she misused her travel entitlements and breached the ministerial standards.
It is unclear whether stood-aside minister Sussan Ley has breached the ministerial standards over her travel expenses. And the rules on claiming entitlements are unclear and very complex.
Brexit, Trump, terrorism, 18C, safe schools, the gay marriage plebiscite, a government with a wafer-thin majority and a fractious Senate: it has been quite a year in politics.
Malcolm Turnbull is now more circumspect when it comes to the matter of an Australian republic.
For Australians to vote in favour of a republic, it may require something more than just crossing out 'governor-general' in the Constitution and writing in 'president'.
Malcolm Turnbull addresses the Australian Republican Movement’s 25th anniversary dinner in Sydney on Saturday.
In his much-anticipated weekend speech to the Australian Republican Movement's anniversary dinner, Malcolm Turnbull juggled the past, the present and the future.
As it is, it’s a fairly safe bet that Malcolm Turnbull will never usher in a republic.
As he joins the Australian Republican Movement at its 25th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Malcolm Turnbull will surely have a rueful thought for what might have been.
Friday’s post-COAG press conference saw a blunter approach from the assembled first ministers.
A ragged COAG meeting has ended with a split over a new competition agreement and public swipes at Malcolm Turnbull and his government.
The University of Canberra's Nicholas Klomp and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
What critics call the ‘elite media’ is actually journalism that serves the public interest.
Suddenly 'elite media' has become a term of abuse, but in truth this is a battle between real journalism and non-journalism.
Malcolm Turnbull prides himself on being a pragmatist. There is a significant if fine line between pragmatism and buckling.
Despite briefly being able to dine out on the legislation passed before parliament wound up last week, Malcolm Turnbull is headed to a not-very-happy Christmas.
Josh Frydenberg said on Tuesday night there would not be an emissions intensity scheme under a Turnbull government.
The Turnbull government has slammed the door shut on an emissions intensity scheme for the electricity sector, in a demonstration of the power of the conservative forces in the Coalition.
Australia’s major parties seem uninterested or unable to respond to a drastically transformed world.
There has never been a time when the disconnect between political elites and the public interest was greater than it is today.
Former prime minister Tony Abbott planting trees during a visit to a green army project in Queanbeyan in 2015.
Former prime minister Tony Abbott has lashed out at the prospect of the Turnbull government scrapping one of his signature programs, the Green Army.
Parliament has closed for the Christmas break after a turbulent year.
Malcolm Turnbull's government has had a rocky year, almost losing an election and incurring a number of self-inflicted wounds. They will be hoping for better in 2017.
In the final fortnight of the parliament for the year the government clinched some deals on major pieces of legislation.
The focus groups found voters are picking up strongly on divisions within the government, and believe his party is constraining Malcolm Turnbull.
It's no wonder Malcolm Turnbull has been desperate in parliament's final fortnight of 2016 to get some legislative wins.
Malcolm Turnbull likes to portray himself as a pragmatist who wants this parliament to work.
Malcolm Turnbull didn’t actually trade his first-born this week but it felt like it might come to that. In a whatever-it-takes frame of mind, the government conceded a great deal to get its legislation…
Malcolm Turnbull goes into this final parliamentary week of the year in need of compromises on both the ABCC legislation and the tax rate for backpackers.
Malcolm Turnbull has assumed responsibility personally for negotiating with key crossbencher Nick Xenophon over water.
Malcolm Turnbull has heaped praise on Peter Dutton’s performance while trying to avoid the flypaper of his controversial comments.
Imagine Tony Abbott was still prime minister and Malcolm Turnbull remained his restless ministerial servant.