Bill Shorten has taken a further step toward opposing the proposed Queensland Adani coal mine.
Bill Shorten for a long time seemed to have the political breaks running his way, but suddenly things have turned.
Labor MP David Feeney has quit parliament and triggered a byelection in the Victorian seat of Batman.
Come election time, votes won't turn on an integrity commission. They will turn on such issues as cost of living, discontent with flat wages, and health.
Bill Shorten said a proposed National Integrity Commission would operate 'as a standing royal commission into serious and systematic corruption'.
2017 has felt like a chaotic year in Australian politics, and one in which policy progress has been swamped by other distractions. We can only hope that 2018 is calmer and more productive.
The win in Saturday's byelection was a crucial fillip for Malcolm Turnbull, who has finished a rocky year on a relative high – one he will hope continues into the new year.
John Alexander won the seat of Bennelong after a fiercely contested byelection, and declared it 'the renaissance' of Malcolm Turnbull's leadership.
Sam Dastyari has given in to pressure from within his party and resigned from parliament, saying he had always acted with integrity.
Sam Dastyari is again in hot water after allegations he pressed Tanya Plibersek not to meet an advocate for Chinese democracy in 2015.
Unlike Tony Windsor in 2016, none of Barnaby Joyce's New England byelection opponents had the resources to run a strong campaign.
The Sam Dastyari episode underscores the need for clear-cut rules to prevent those with links to foreign governments from using money to influence the political process.
Bill Shorten has forced Labor senator Sam Dastyari to quit as opposition deputy whip in the Senate.
Malcolm Turnbull's cancellation of next week's House of Representatives sitting has been received sceptically by Queensland 'soft' voters, but they still prefer him over Bill Shorten.
The same-sex marriage ballot was strongly carried in all states and territories, and won in all but 17 of the 150 electorates.
If Kristina Keneally could wrest Bennelong once again for Labor, the opposition would inflict a massive blow on the Coalition.
Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten are inching toward an agreement on the form of a citizenship declaration that each MP would have to make within weeks.
Labor has been on a unity ticket with the Coalition in opposing an audit, but as the crisis continues to unfold it has moved to a position that falls short of bringing in an outside auditor.
The government's obvious attempt to use the recently established Registered Organisations Commission for political purposes is an abuse of power.
A senior staffer of Employment Minister Michaelia Cash was forced to quit after tipping off the media about police raids on the Australian Workers Union's offices.