Next week, Malcolm Turnbull will have his first face-to-face meeting with US President Donald Trump in New York.
While minor right-wing parties are advancing specific policy agendas, Australia's major right-of-centre force appears to be grappling with internal divisions about its policy direction.
As the government seeks to rein in the excessive expectations of what it can do to make housing more affordable, Malcolm Turnbull is throwing everything at his energy security policy.
The Tampa incident in 2001 has formed the underlying basis of the approach to asylum seekers attempting to reach Australia by boat ever since.
The Mabo decision changed Australia's concept of land ownership. It was a divisive yet important step toward recognising Indigenous rights and establishing native title.
As North Korea continues to antagonise the US and its allies, the prospect of war hangs in the air.
Both Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron have gained from the very deep disaffection of the French electorate with its traditional political representatives.
America’s relations with Russia and China are now mired in angst, uncertainty and mutual suspicion.
In 1960, historian Ken Inglis wondered if Anzac functioned as a secular religion in Australian society. In 2017, we can confidently answer: yes, it does.
The Prices and Incomes Accord was a series of agreements between Labor and the ACTU where unions would moderate their wage demands in exchange for improvements in the 'social wage'.
Like Australia, China traditionally commemorates those who served in war in April each year, and increasingly they do it via social media.
The Gallipoli campaign has, in recent years, increasingly become part of the culture wars in Turkey associated with the rise of political Islam.
Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Any intensification of the military tension between North Korea and the United States would be calamitous, and requires a patient, innovative and informed approach by policymakers.
Malcolm Turnbull's spectacular elevation of 'Australian values' raises questions about his own values.
In pursuit of the coveted Jakarta governorship, Anies Baswedan approached hardline Islamic groups that opposed the Chinese-Indonesian Christian incumbent.
There is a risk that if Australian citizenship is too hard to attain, it will create a two-tier system of permanent residency.
No place is off-limits to tourism, so the industry grows without restriction – but there are ways to curb the environmental damage it does.
The Dismissal soured politicians’ taste for brinkmanship. It revealed the likely consequence of a loss of political legitimacy.
At a time when many Australian jurisdictions are imprisoning more people than ever, any policies that increase prisoner numbers must be seriously reconsidered.
Viewed from today’s post-Cold War and secularised society, the conflicts at heart of the Labor split appear curiously arcane. Yet its ghosts remain.
Many refugees are unable to use the skills and knowledge they have brought with them and obtain work equal to their experience.
The suffragists who gained women the right to vote offer a model of Australia’s role in the world that remains as important as ever.
In recent years, Australians appear to have become both more willing to declare themselves religious, and more willing to say they have no religion.
It's been an unfortunate few days for Scott Morrison.