Sam Dastyari is facing increased pressure to consider his position as a Labor senator.
Sam Dastyari is again in hot water after allegations he pressed Tanya Plibersek not to meet an advocate for Chinese democracy in 2015.
MPs clapped and hugged each other after the private member’s bill went through.
The first same-sex weddings will be celebrated early in the new year after the historic change to the marriage law passed the House of Representatives with only four MPs voting against.
Bridget McKenzie beat several other candidates in the race for the Nationals’ deputy leadership.
This is the second consecutive time the Nationals have chosen a female senator as deputy leader.
Barnaby Joyce received a rousing return to parliament today after the New England byelection.
The opposition failed in an attempt to get a 'job lot' of MPs referred to the High Court.
Last year David Feeney beat Greens candidate Alex Bhathal for the Victorian seat of Batman by a whisker.
If David Feeney was found to be ineligible, Labor would be at high risk of losing his Melbourne seat of Batman to the Greens.
Katy Gallagher says she will not refer herself to the court because her legal advice was that she had taken all the steps required of her before she nominated.
Katy Gallagher is one of several Labor MPs likely to be referred to the High Court as the citizenship crisis turns on the opposition.
The government goes into the parliamentary week heartened by Barnaby Joyce’s landslide win in Saturday’s New England byelection.
While the government improved compared with the previous poll, this is the 24th consecutive Newspoll the Coalition has lost in two-party terms.
The ruling comes as a relief to many in the trans community.
Until now, Australia was the only country that required youth with gender dysphoria to seek approval from the Family Court for the second stage of hormone treatments.
Sam Dastyari has been forced to resign as Labor’s deputy Senate whip.
Bill Shorten has forced Labor senator Sam Dastyari to quit as opposition deputy whip in the Senate.
The federal government has announced a royal commission into banks and other financial services entities.
Even though the Prime Minister and heads of the big four banks argue costly political uncertainty is the reason for the royal commission, experts argue the banks' behaviour itself is the real cost.
Solar-powered arrays can be left in remote locations, recording high-quality audio for years.
In a global first, hundreds of solar-powered microphones will be placed across Australia, listening out for invasive species, rare animals and the effects of climate change.
Scott Morrison released Treasury costings he has had done of Labor’s tax policies.
Labor's 'dark vision' that valued 'envy and populism' over growth would suffocate Australia's economy, Scott Morrison has said.
The new controversy about Sam Dastyari comes amid deepening security concerns about increasing Chinese interference in Australia.
The government has questioned whether Sam Dastyari should remain in the Senate.
Labor’s Penny Wong embraces Liberal Dean Smith, the architect of the same-sex marriage bill, as it passes the Senate.
The same-sex marriage bill has passed the Senate, after all the amendments to insert protections and restrictions were voted down.
Victoria’s parliament passed historic legislation to legalise assisted dying.
Here are five articles in The Conversation's coverage leading up to the passing of Victoria's assisted dying bill.
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Raffaello Pantucci explains what lone-actor terrorism is, why it's effective and why we seem to be seeing more attacks that aren't clearly connected to terror networks in this long-form comic explainer.
The eruption of Mount Agung viewed from Muncan Village in Karangasem district, Bali, on November 28, 2017.
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The world watches and waits to see what will happen next at Bali's Mt Agung, an active volcano.
Malcolm Turnbull said the government had been concentrating on real reforms.
If the Nationals as a party moved to support an inquiry, Malcolm Turnbull would be left deeply embarrassed.
The Queensland state election result makes the byelection in Bennelong on December 16 even more important.
Malcolm Turnbull may say that the Queensland election was decided on state issues, but there are plenty of lessons for the federal LNP in the results.
Kevin Rudd was swept into office at the 2007 federal election.
It is ten years since the 2007 election that swept Kevin Rudd into office. But if Kim Beazley had become PM instead, we might have avoided the constant instability and dysfunction we see today.
Skye Kakoschke-Moore said she would ask that her case be referred to the High Court.
Nick Xenophon Team senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore has resigned from parliament after being advised she is a British citizen via her mother.
Philip Ruddock is an opponent of a bill of rights.
Former Howard government minister Philip Ruddock has been appointed by Malcolm Turnbull to do a 'stocktake' of Australia's religious freedoms.
Malcolm Turnbull has moved to hold out the prospect of tax relief for individuals.
Malcolm Turnbull has raised the prospect of personal income tax relief to help middle-income earners.
Celebrants should not be free to discriminate against couples who ask them to perform a marriage ceremony.
The proposed exemption for civil marriage celebrants undermines the aims and nature of Australia’s flourishing civil celebrant program.
Jim Molan, the architect of the Coalition’s border policy, appears set to become a Liberal senator.
Hollie Hughes was the next candidate on the Coalition joint ticket for the 2016 election and was set to get the position on the recount.