Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democrat nominee, but Bernie Sanders' presence is proving a serious hindrance.
In 2008, Hillary Clinton withdrew from the presidential race to support Barack Obama. Now, facing a rampaging Donald Trump, she's hoping Bernie Sanders will do the same.
Barnaby Joyce has announced an assistance package for beleaguered dairy farmers.
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has announced a package of concessional loans and facilitation of access to assistance for the beleaguered dairy industry.
People with cognitive and psychiatric impairments are over-represented in the prison system.
People with cognitive impairments are entitled to opportunities to engage meaningfully in society, so there must be legal reform to enable this.
Nova Peris has been reported to be a candidate to be senior Indigenous affairs advisor at the AFL.
High-profile Indigenous Labor senator Nova Peris is quitting after just one term in parliament.
Voter dissatisfaction with Malcolm Turnbull has risen to 50% in the latest Newspoll.
Labor has retained its 51-49% lead over the government in the latest Newspoll, which shows Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten now level in their net satisfaction ratings.
Malcolm Turnbull tours Josef Chromy wines in the seat of Bass in Launceston on Friday.
The start of the election campaign has not shifted the two-party vote, with the Coalition continuing to lead Labor 51-49% in the Fairfax Ipsos poll published on Saturday.
Australia’s AAA rating is in the spotlight.
Relying on a rebound in world growth in the medium term would be a 'dangerous strategy' for Australia.
AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin said the government was only informed when raids relating to leaks about the NBN had started.
AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin has defended police raids at the Melbourne office of Labor's deputy Senate leader Stephen Conroy and the home of an ALP staffer.
A study has shown that turtle hatchlings lend each other a flipper digging out of the sand to save energy.
Banco de Imagem Projeto Tamar/Flickr
New research suggests turtle hatchlings work together with clutch mates to escape their underground nests.
Big spending education and health plans will form the core of Labor’s appeal to voters.
A Labor government would restore the indexation of the Medicare Benefits Schedule from January, at a cost of $2.4 billion over the forward estimates.
Retaining the universal 24-hour a week childcare subsidy is one of the measures that would help restore trust in politics.
There is increasing evidence that voters have lost their faith in politicians and politics. But the way to restore faith is by implementing policies that make economic and social sense.
A butterfly’s wing viewed through an optical microscope (left) and the scanning helium microscope (right).
University of Newcastle
A new scanning helium microscope offers the potential for capturing images with finer resolution than optical microscopes, but without damaging samples as with electron microscopes.
Bill Shorten has agreed with the recommendation that Chris Brown be disendorsed for the seat of Fremantle.
The Labor Party is dumping its candidate for Fremantle, Chris Brown, an official of the Maritime Union, because he failed to disclose convictions.
Malcolm Turnbull and the Coalition are placing the government’s economic plan at the centre of its election pitch.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is going to Government House to obtain a double-dissolution poll on July 2.
Arthur Sinodinos has declined to attend a Senate inquiry into political donations and associated entities.
Cabinet Secretary Arthur Sinodinos has urged that political donations should be disclosed in 'continuous real time'.
Glass sculpture representation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus structure.
A new animal study has shown injections of antibodies might protect against HIV infection, albeit for only a limited time.
Bill Shorten said the budget had tax cuts for high-income earners but nothing for families and ‘not one cent for ordinary Australians’.
Bill Shorten has claimed savings of $71 billion over ten years – most of it from rejecting almost all the budget's company tax cut.
Treasurer Scott Morrison says ‘this is not a time to be splashing money around’.
The Turnbull government has promised company tax cuts to stimulate investment and action to prevent middle-income earners moving into a higher tax bracket, in a budget that will launch its election campaign.
The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut interest rates to 1.75% as an election looms.
Fears of deflation have prompted the Reserve Bank of Australia to act on the eve of the federal budget.
As we get ready to vote in a federal election, satisfaction with democracy is at its lowest level since 1996.
It should be of concern to politicians that so much discontent is apparent at a time of relative affluence.
The hole in cigarette excise figures will make Labor’s funding task harder.
The government has found a $19.5 billion hole in Labor's plan to boost tobacco excise.
Tuesday’s budget will provide a boost in funding for the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Crime Commission.
Tuesday's budget will provide $153.6 million over five years to boost security arrangements for the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Crime Commission.
Scott Morrison told a news conference the Turnbull government welcomed foreign investment where it was consistent with Australia’s national interest.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has announced that his "preliminary decision" is that the purchase of the Kidman pastoral empire by a Chinese-dominated buyer "is contrary to the national interest".
During the 1990 budget speech.
National Archives of Australia
Michelle Grattan takes a look back at some memorable budget moments.
A Bill Shorten led Labor government would introduce a two-phase emissions trading scheme.
A Labor government would bring in its emissions trading scheme in two stages, together with a separate scheme for the electricity sector.