Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Social Services Minister Christian Porter delivered findings from a report into domestic violence.
As the government and opposition seek strategies to address domestic violence, new research shows many young people are likely to blame victims and tolerate males behaving aggressively.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced that a new terrorism threat advisory system, which had been recommended by ASIO and been subject of extensive consultation, was now coming into operation.
Malcolm Turnbull has asked Australian law enforcement agencies to test their responses to a mass casualty attack in the wake of the killings in Paris and elsewhere.
Labor is presenting its proposal to increase tax on cigarettes as an aid to the health of Australians and a boost to government revenue.
A Shorten government would further substantially increase the excise on tobacco, taking the price of a packet of 25 cigarettes to nearly A$41 by 2020 and boosting revenue by $47.7 billion over a decade.
Mal Brough faced questions from Labor in parliament about his involvement in asking James Ashby to obtain copies of Peter Slipper’s diaries.
The opposition has targeted Special Minister of State Mal Brough, whose home last week was raided by the Australian Federal Police in relation to the disclosure of Peter Slipper's diaries.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull meets with his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit in Kuala Lumpur.
Federal cabinet's national security committee meets on Monday, as Malcolm Turnbull continues to resist pressure from the Liberal right to make Peter Dutton a permanent member of it.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has banned the Chinese acquisition of the vast S. Kidman and Co property holdings in its current form on the basis of the land’s size and security issues.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has blocked Chinese attempts to purchase the vast Kidman empire - which amounts to 1.3% of Australia's total land area.
Bill Shorten has announced that a Labor government would boost funding for programs supporting the education and mentoring of Indigenous girls.
Bill Shorten has announced an initiative that would tackle the educational disadvantage faced by Aboriginal girls, and also pledged a Labor government would address the "justice gap".
Calls for Islamic reform overlook the political motivations of extremism, and attack fundamental religious practices.
Calls for a reformed, modern Islam will not combat the political and social motivations that underly radical and extremist ideologies.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov after an international conference on Syria, in Vienna, from which Australia was excluded.
Australia – despite its major military commitment fighting Islamic State – was excluded from the Vienna weekend talks seeking a peace path for Syria because of an objection by Russia.
As President Barack Obama extends America’s military presence in Afghanistan, Australia is determining what’s next for its military role.
After 14 years of continued military presence and a decision by President Obama to keep US forces in Afghanistan, what is the next step for Australia's role in the Afghanistan war?
Malcolm Turnbull’s side meetings with world leaders during the international summits will be as important as the conference discussions.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday launches into an intensive round of international diplomacy that will absorb a good deal of time and attention in a crowded agenda.
Debt lost from graduates working overseas is estimated to cost the taxpayer around $30m a year.
Australians who live in another country for more than six months will now have to pay back their student loans.
Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has challenged Cardinal George Pell on the science, the policy and the ethics of climate change.
Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has launched a sweeping attack on Cardinal George Pell for his sceptical stance on climate change.
The TPP has been released. Can its democratic deficit be overcome?
TPP negotiations have been covered in secrecy, and now as details have been released it only shows a wider democratic deficiency.
Business Council of Australia president Catherine Livingstone has called on the government to cut the tax rates of all businesses.
Business Council of Australia president Catherine Livingstone has told Malcolm Turnbull he has had an "almost unparalleled" impact on national sentiment since becoming prime minister.
ACOSS CEO Cassandra Goldie has released modelling which shows that an increase to the GST will disproportionately affect those on lower incomes.
The Australian Council of Social Service has released modelling on the regressive effects of increasing or broadening the GST.
Malcolm Turnbull said in a statement that having knights and dames was ‘not appropriate’ in Australia’s modern honours system.
The Turnbull government has scrapped Tony Abbott's controversial knights and dames awards.
Bill Shorten has charged Sam Dastyari to recommend whether the voting age should be lowered to 16 or 17.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is promising a Labor government would reduce the voting age – at least to 17 and perhaps 16.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says Abyan will be returning to Australia.
An Amnesty International investigation has found Australian officials may have paid money to the crew of a boat intercepted in July – the second such alleged incident.
Bill Shorten’s rating of 17% as preferred prime minister in the latest Newspoll is his worst.
Malcolm Turnbull has widened already huge leads over Bill Shorten on satisfaction and better prime minister ratings while the Coalition leads on the two-party vote in Newspoll.
lronically, some of the very systems that make franchises attractive appear to have led to labour standards abuses at 7-Eleven.
Revelations of underpaying by 7-Eleven franchises add to evidence that some franchises are prone to abuses. But why?
Alan Finkel participates in a debate with Nobel Laureate, Brian Schmidt.
AAP Image/Alan Porritt
Australia's new Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, is a passionate advocate for science and technology, and has argued that Australia should consider nuclear power.
Marking the 30th anniversary of the handover of Uluru to its traditional owners, Bill Shorten reiterated the importance of constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has said that Indigenous recognition in the Constitution cannot just be "empty poetry" but must lay to rest "the ghosts of the discrimination" haunting the document.
Joe Hockey used his valedictory speech in parliament to lay out a comprehensive reform blueprint.
In his valedictory speech, former treasurer Joe Hockey has effectively challenged the Turnbull government to be bold.
Photosynthesis is crucial to the ability of plants to convert sunlight into energy.
N i c o l a/Flickr
Distinguished Professor Graham Farquhar has received this year's Prime Minister's Prize for Science for his pioneering research into photosynthesis.