The easy win for John Alexander in the Bennelong byelection restores the Coalition's two-seat majority in the House of Representatives.
By placing institutional abuse within its larger context, the royal commission has made the prevention and identification of child sex offending a collective responsibility.
The commission's final report reveal the staggering scale and nature of abuse uncovered in Catholic institutions.
New research reveals that about half of opinion pieces in mainstream newspapers and television are so racist they potentially breach industry codes of conduct.
The stakes in Saturday's Bennelong byelection could hardly be higher.
The Turnbull government has refused to congratulate ICAN on winning Australia's first homegrown Nobel Peace Prize. In doing so, it is working against international efforts to ban nuclear weapons.
Doug Jones has won a tough battle to represent Alabama in the US Senate; meanwhile, the crucial byelection in Bennelong is neck-and-neck, with huge implications for the government if it loses.
For many children and young people, engaging with explicit material is not uncommon – and not necessarily harmful.
Road safety campaigns targeting mobile phone use among drivers should emphasise how perceived social pressure is not an acceptable excuse for engaging in the behaviour.
Conservatives are often critical of 'identity politics' for silencing dissenting views. But on ABC's Q&A on Monday night Malcolm Turnbull presented a very narrow vision of national identity.
That the Cashless Debit Card continues to be pursued exposes a dogged obsession with implementing punitive policy at the expense of vulnerable people.
Australians have reason to be apprehensive that some civil voices are not being heard in our liberal democracy.
Donors play a critical role supporting Australian charities, but we should not attribute them with more knowledge than they actually have.
The seemingly disproportionate media attention given to One Nation is the result of a potent news-making brew.
With 45 seats held by parties other than Labor, Labor has won a three-seat majority in Queensland.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian poltiics.
Voters in Queensland and the rest of Australia may need to accustom themselves to a new norm of tight, drawn-out contests, where party leaders’ election night speeches might be obsolete.
The drawn-out process of Australia legalising marriage equality has finally come to a close, with a bill passing the lower house by an overwhelming majority on Thursday.
Bethlehem looms large in our minds with the approach of Christmas. But the reality for people living there now or tourists wishing to visit the ancient city remains deeply politically fraught.
It will be months before Labor will know what damage the citizenship crisis might do to it.
Australia legalising marriage equality does not necessarily mean LGBTI people enjoy all of the same human rights as heterosexual people.
Politics Podcast: John Blaxland on new foreign interference laws.
John Blaxland has some real concerns about the unintended consequences of the proposed foreign interference legislation on academic debate.
New laws aiming to crack down on foreign interference in Australian politics suggest the concept of 'national security' is continually expanding.
If the government is serious about restoring faith in our politics and politicians, there’s much more to be done beyond banning foreign donations.
The ban on Russia competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics is unique: it is directly linked to the country’s lack of sporting integrity.