Federal cabinet on Tuesday is due to consider a compromise on the backpacker tax, as the government moves to clear away the issue as soon as possible.
Over three-quarters of Australians now accept climate change is happening, according to a new survey from the Climate Institute.
Liberal Party director Tony Nutt has warned of potential dangers and difficulties in seeking to ban foreign political donations.
Education Minister Simon Birmingham has released figures to prepare the way for a major overhaul of federal funding for schools.
Malcolm Turnbull will tell the United Nations General Assembly climate change threatens 'the future of generations around the globe'.
More than two-thirds of voters oppose the government's decision to give public funding to the yes and no campaigns in a plebiscite on same-sex marriage, according to an Essential poll.
Pauline Hanson used her second maiden speech to parliament to hit out at Muslims, foreign ownership and immigration.
The issues of foreign donations and electronic voting will be examined by a wide-ranging parliamentary inquiry.
The government's proposed marriage plebiscite has been delivered a fresh blow with openly gay Liberal senator Dean Smith declaring he will not vote for it.
A government-Labor deal will see the passage of $6.3 billion in savings over the forward estimates in the Coalition's omnibus bill.
The Queensland Liberal National Party has abandoned a possible challenge to the election result in the north Queensland seat of Herbert – which Ewen Jones lost by 37 votes.
The push for marriage equality is not just about walking down the aisle in matching outfits; it's become a potent symbol of equality and acceptance.
The Senate has set up an inquiry into the treatment of asylum seekers and refugees on Nauru and Manus Island, to report by late March next year.
The Turnbull government was caught out by not having any legislation for the Senate to consider.
On Friday we removed an article called “A Chinese company gave $3.6 million to Labor while bidding for government work…
Labor senator Sam Dastyari has been forced to quit the frontbench after Bill Shorten decided his position was untenable.
The Sydney property market creates shocks that spill over to other capital cities, and Hobart is the worst affected, new research shows.
The forced end of Dilma Rousseff's presidency is the latest in a string of right-wing coups.
Chaos reigned at Parliament House when key Liberals MPs went missing, and Labor staged an ambush.
The rules of engagement for Australian forces fighting Islamic State will be widened, with a proposed change in the law giving them legal power to target all parts of the armed organisation.
The pioneers of Australian scientific research, education and communication have been recognised in the 2016 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.
The Climate Change Authority has recommended a "toolkit" of climate policies, but has been accused by its critics of sidestepping the need for more rapid emissions cuts.
Victorian ALP secretary Noah Carroll is being tipped to succeed George Wright, who has resigned as Labor's national secretary.
Former Greens leader Bob Brown has said the door should be kept open for a plebiscite if that is the only way of achieving same-sex marriage in the foreseeable future.
The government's plebiscite on same-sex marriage is unlikely to get off the ground, with the Greens announcing they will vote against its establishment.