The inquiry's report has predictably split along party lines, with the swing vote on the issue still with the Tasmanian senator.
Indonesia passes a regressive anti-democratic law – with more to come – just as BJ Habibie dies, the president who championed the dramatic reform process that transformed Indonesia after 1998.
New research shows parliamentarians believe the key to improving trust between them and their constituents is in improving links to the community and better educating the public about our democracy.
Self-belief is an obvious given for anyone aspiring to political leadership. But there are ten other qualities that distinguish the most successful leaders from the rest.
The prime minister's recent appearances at home and abroad suggest he is tracking to the right, and the lack of nuance in the positions he takes is worrying.
In its mirroring of the US position, the government is indicating it believes China needs to have its wings clipped, while Labor has taken a different view.
As he leaves to take up his new post as Ambassador to the United States, Arthur Sinodinos warns that the Australian media landscape is becoming increasingly partisan.
After an extraordinary speech, Ben Morton would do well to remember that big business is not - and should not be - the corporate wing of the Liberal Party.
Another stormy week in federal parliament has seen debate around Gladys Liu's alleged links to China and the ethics of the government's push to drug-test Newstart recipients.
Australia has committed to joining the US and the UK in a mission to protect oil ships in the Strait of Hormuz. But why is the Strait the source of so much tension between the US and Iran?
Michelle Grattan reviews another busy week in federal politics, and take a look at the prime minister's major speech on Monday on the public service.
Federal home affairs minister Peter Dutton says the government's "expectation" is that federal police should consider the importance of press freedom before investigating leaks to journalists.
With the experience of hastily joining the US-lead invasion of Iraq in 2003 still fresh, the federal government must ensure it has a clear view of the limits of any new commitment.
Australia is expected to announce the commitment soon as US-Iran tensions remain high.
The government has asked a parliamentary committee to examine the issue and report on it by the end of 2019.
Unexpectedly in opposition, Labor can't win right now – it can only cope as best it can.
With Centre Alliance's Rex Patrick having a change of heart, One Nation's vote now becomes crucial for Labor's motion to pass.
While Morrison appears to have built a strong relationship with the idiosyncratic US president, there are several foreign policy challenges ahead.
Less than four in ten Australians believe stronger laws are needed to protect religious freedom in a new poll, but 68% say Israel Folau should be able to share his views on social media.
The wide-ranging review will look at everything from Labor's general campaign strategy to its preference negotiations, candidate selection and gender diversity.
Another hectic week in politics, with a Lowy poll showing Australians' souring view of China, the G20 summit preparations amid trade war tensions, and the ongoing debate over Israel Folau's sacking.
Game analysis shows the unassuming Queenslander has risen to the top through a remarkable mix of strengths: all-around flawless technique, excellent agility, and great physical and mental fortitude.
China threatens to divide the close bond Australia and the US have shared for decades.
Ideally, Australia would introduce constitutional protections for media freedom. But, in the meantime, four laws need urgent reform to better balance those freedoms with national security.
Another hectic week in federal politics has seen Labor dealing with a controversy involving union leader John Setka, and the Queensland government giving final approval for the Adani mine.