Even though more than half of Australia's Christians are in favour of marriage equality, churches have been slow to allow it – here's why.
George Brandis told the Senate that classical liberal values were under 'greater challenge than at any time in my memory'.
A new survey asking Australians to rank the most significant events in their lifetimes show that same-sex marriage, September 11 and the apology to the Stolen Generations matter most.
The year 2017 is finally coming to an end, so here's a wrap of our coverage for the year, with bonus quiz!
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.
One day the violence and discrimination will be finished in Asia and throughout our region – but in the meantime, there is a need for heroes.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian poltiics.
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.
The first same-sex weddings will be celebrated early in the new year after the historic change to the marriage law passed the House of Representatives with only four MPs voting against.
Australia legalising marriage equality does not necessarily mean LGBTI people enjoy all of the same human rights as heterosexual people.
Same-sex marriage has passed the Senate to much fanfare and celebration. But will its passage change the way we think about human rights and democracy in Australia?
Labor looks set to win the Queensland election with a bare majority. And while same-sex marriage has passed the Senate, the strong support in regional areas has surprised some commentators.
Politics Podcast: Matt Canavan on divorce in the LNP and discipline in the Coaliton.
Nationals cabinet minister Matt Canavan doesn't agree that breaking up the Queensland LNP would solve any problems politically.
The same-sex marriage bill has passed the Senate, after all the amendments to insert protections and restrictions were voted down.
Labor has announced it will not support any amendments to the Dean Smith same-sex marriage bill, including an amendment proposed by George Brandis. Here's why it is right to do so.
An analysis of of countries that allow same-sex marriage shows that the proposed amendments to the Dean Smith bill, if allowed, would still enshrine much discrimination.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Nicholas Klomp about the week in Australian politics.
Now, the service chiefs argue that LGBTI inclusion expands the force’s diversity, bringing different life experiences, and thus increase the ADF’s capabilities.
Twitter can be a useful tool in trying to predict what people think on an issue. So why did a study of almost half a million tweets on the same-sex marriage survey get it wrong?
Former Howard government minister Philip Ruddock has been appointed by Malcolm Turnbull to do a 'stocktake' of Australia's religious freedoms.