The government’s competitive neutrality inquiry will examine the online news services of public broadcasters ABC and SBS.
The focus raises questions about the motives behind the inquiry and how it might benefit anti-ABC crusaders, including Pauline Hanson.
When Tim Storer was sworn in he was escorted by the government and opposition Senate leaders.
Tim Storer has one hell of a decision to make shortly after the May budget, when the government plans to bring back its legislation to give tax cuts to big business.
Abbott and Hanson put their past behind them as he launched a book of her speeches at Parliament House.
Tony Abbott described Pauline Hanson as 'a remarkable and a resilient presence in our public life for more than two decades'.
One of the worst examples of identity politics came from Malcolm Turnbull on Monday’s Q&A program.
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.
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation will hold just one seat in the Queensland parliament following the state election.
The seemingly disproportionate media attention given to One Nation is the result of a potent news-making brew.
This is not the clear-cut election result Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor hoped for.
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.
One Nation Queensland leader Steve Dickson, federal leader Pauline Hanson, and one of the party’s Queensland election candidates, Tracey Bell-Henselin.
One Nation Queensland leader Steve Dickson said 'up to 21 fathers' are taking their lives in Australia every week. Is that accurate?
Fraser Anning (centre) was escorted into the Senate by David Leyonhjelm and Cory Bernardi.
The Fraser Anning defection follows weeks of tension with Pauline Hanson and her adviser James Ashby, and a bitter clash at the One Nation party meeting on Monday morning.
Given their negativity toward the major parties, some soft voters in Queensland are looking seriously at minor party alternatives.
Undecided voters are dismayed by the quality of Queensland's political leadership.
Politics podcast: swinging into the Sunshine State’s election
The pundits are reluctant to place bets on who will win Queensland's November 25 election.
Any appearance in the Queensland campaign by Malcolm Turnbull can be expected to be minimal.
People distinguish between levels of government when casting their votes. Nevertheless, a state result can reverberate federally, whether it is sending a protest or for other reasons. We only have to remember…
Annastacia Palaszczuk is seeking a second term as premier when the state goes to the polls on November 25.
Whichever major party 'wins' the Queensland election will likely be forced into tricky negotiations with minor parties to form government.
A client whose hair she had been cutting for 20 years came in as usual, and then, without any prompting or preamble, launched into a tirade against Muslims.
In a suburban hair salon, a Muslim woman suddenly feels unwelcome in the country she has loved for 40 years.
The status of facts and their use in politics hasn’t changed as a result of Donald Trump’s election.
In politics, alternative facts exist. And they always have.
The government on Wednesday finally clinched a deal with the crossbench Nick Xenophon Team.
Under the government's new rules, a company will be able to have TV, radio and print outlets in the same market.
Why are communities that need government’s help seemingly rejecting it on principle?
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Why are we increasingly seeing voters support candidates whose policies are, superficially at least, against their own interests?
Tony Abbott said he was a reluctant banner but says the burqa is an affront to the Australian way of life.
Tony Abbott was commenting on a motion for a ban George Christensen will move when the Nationals' federal conference meets this weekend.
Michelle Grattan and Deep Saini discuss the week in politics.
Senators were shocked when Pauline Hanson appeared in the chamber shrouded in the voluminous black garment.
Pauline Hanson's stunt of wearing a burqa into the Senate on Thursday drew a swingeing attack from George Brandis.
Pauline Hanson’s support for media reforms requires increased scruntiny of public broadcasters.
Pauline Hanson's One Nation has won major measures to increase scrutiny of the ABC and potentially clip its wings.