Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott are sharply at odds over Abbott's denial of knowledge about a 2015 deal to insert a sunset clause on the import ban of a shotgun.
Shifts in southeast Asian countries' political leadership has led to another worrying region-wide shift: away from liberalism.
University of Sydney conservation scientist Rick Shine has won a top science honour, for work that uses evolutionary theory to try and keep cane toads from killing Australia's native wildlife.
Overweight women have a higher risk of delivering biologically older babies who are are more susceptible to age-related conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes in later life.
Many Australians are frightened by the prospect of terrorism on home soil, but statistics show they don't have much to fear.
The government has suffered a blow with Family First senator Bob Day quitting parliament following the collapse of his building company.
The large banks and AMP will be required to fund the establishment of a new independent body to oversee the professional standing of the much-criticised financial services industry.
The government is targeting Kimberley Kitching, Labor's controversial Senate replacement for Stephen Conroy.
Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson has revealed he told Mark Dreyfus during the pre-election caretaker period that he disagreed with the binding direction George Brandis had issued.
Former solicitor-general Gavan Griffith has excoriated George Brandis' binding direction that all requests to the solicitor-general for legal advice must go through him.
The government will push on with putting its legislation for a February 11 same-sex marriage plebiscite to the Senate.
On Tuesday, Bill Shorten is set to declare Donald Trump 'entirely unsuitable to be leader of the free world'.
The government late Monday night released its draft legislation for implementing a successful same-sex marriage plebiscite – the day before Labor is set to torpedo the February 11 popular vote.
Australia needs to speed up the spread of ideas across the economy in its quest for higher living standards, Martin Parkinson has said.
Diplomas of circus arts, fraud control, explosive ordinance manufacture, and sound and vibration therapy are among 478 courses that will be excluded from government funding.
The government's long road to a higher education policy has taken another small step forward with Education Minister Simon Birmingham setting up an expert advisory panel.
Gina Rinehart has partnered with a Chinese company to buy the giant Kidman pastoral empire, after two previous bids by Chinese buyers were rejected by the federal government.
Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson has launched a swingeing attack on Attorney-General George Brandis, effectively accusing him of misleading parliament.
A crackdown on the widely rorted vocational education and training student loan program aims to reduce outstanding HELP debt.
The Commonwealth government's "no jab, no pay" legislation is disadvantaging migrant children. Many families are having essential payments withheld despite their children being vaccinated.
Scott Morrison will argue that Australia 'can't afford not to trade'.
Malcolm Turnbull has seized on the massive South Australian power failure to condemn Labor states for aggressive attitudes to renewables and call for a nationwide target.
The government will impose an increase in the departure tax and claw back more superannuation from holiday makers departing Australia.
Manuka honey could prevent serious urinary tract infections caused by catheters – tubes used to drain patients' bladders, new laboratory research has found.
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.