A ragged COAG meeting has ended with a split over a new competition agreement and public swipes at Malcolm Turnbull and his government.
The Turnbull government has announced it will strengthen the law relating to family violence.
After the national accounts showed the economy going backwards in the September quarter, Scott Morrison called for "partners" in the parliament to drive the government's economic plan through.
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.
Pauline Hanson has unleashed a new attack on her rebel senator Rod Culleton, declaring that things had 'gone to his head'.
Former prime minister Tony Abbott has lashed out at the prospect of the Turnbull government scrapping one of his signature programs, the Green Army.
The backpacker tax deadlock has been broken with a deal between the government and the Greens for a 15% rate that will be lower in effective terms because backpackers will keep extra superannuation.
The Turnbull government has finally passed its signature legislation to restore a tough watchdog in the construction industry.
Malcolm Turnbull has promised key crossbencher Nick Xenophon closer monitoring of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
George Brandis faces the second inquiry within months into his conduct.
Attorney-General George Brandis has declined to say whether he told the then-solicitor-general, Justin Gleeson, not to run a particular argument in a High Court case.
The government has made another retreat on its backpacker tax, dropping its proposed rate from 19% to 15% in a deal that will get through the Senate crossbench.
Malcolm Turnbull has assumed responsibility personally for negotiating with key crossbencher Nick Xenophon over water.
Former prime minister Tony Abbott has taken a swipe at Malcolm Turnbull's 'innovation' narrative and called for 'another big push' on repairing the budget.
Mixing alcohol with energy drinks is all part of a big night out, according to new research.
Men who see themselves as playboys, and as having power over women, are more prone to poor mental health than those who conform less to traditionally masculine norms, according to a new study.
The first part of the Coalition's industrial relations reform is in place following a late-night Senate vote.
Two Nationals crossed the floor and four others failed to vote on a motion from Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm to disallow the import ban on the Adler lever-action shotgun.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, under fire for criticising Malcolm Fraser's refugee policy, has sought to defend himself.
The Senate has voted 35-21 to note that its newest member, Victorian Labor senator Kimberley Kitching, was found to have provided untruthful evidence to the Fair Work Commission.
The Government leader in the Senate, George Brandis, has described the Queensland opposition as "very, very mediocre" and warned One Nation is likely to win "quite a few" seats at the state election.
The federal deficit will be worse in 2017-18 than predicted in the May budget, despite some easing in the delays imposed by the Senate, Deloitte Access Economics' budget monitor predicts.
Malcolm Turnbull has declared the case must be made for greater, not less, global economic integration.
More students than ever before have the opportunity for higher education but their choices are being undermined by a confusing admissions system in much need of reform.
Nick Xenophon has told constituents he is still considering how to vote on the government's bill for a lifetime ban on visiting Australia for anyone sent to Nauru or Manus Island after mid-2013.