Malcolm Turnbull last week tried to keep away from the Barnaby Joyce matter by saying it was private.
Labor is eyeing possible openings to exploit in the liaison between Barnaby Joyce and his former staffer Vikki Campion.
Malcolm Turnbull pressed Attorney-General George Brandis to take the London high commissioner job.
There is not a great deal to be said for Malcolm Turnbull's reshuffle, and quite a lot to be said against it.
George Brandis has served as attorney-general since 2013.
George Brandis will become Australia's high commissioner to London in a reshuffle set to be announced on Tuesday.
Bridget McKenzie beat several other candidates in the race for the Nationals’ deputy leadership.
This is the second consecutive time the Nationals have chosen a female senator as deputy leader.
Malcolm Turnbull speaks during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra.
Malcolm Turnbull has faced an extraordinary attack from NSW Nationals leader John Barilaro.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Mark Evans about the week in Australian politics.
Malcolm Turnbull has again had his hand forced by rebel backbenchers.
Seldom is a government's impotence and frustration as much on display as it was when Malcolm Turnbull finally capitulated and announced he would set up a banking royal commission.
The Queensland state election result makes the byelection in Bennelong on December 16 even more important.
Malcolm Turnbull may say that the Queensland election was decided on state issues, but there are plenty of lessons for the federal LNP in the results.
Barnaby Joyce pointed out sharply that the government’s survival in 2016 had been due to the Nationals’ good performance.
A northern New South Wales bookmaker has got it about right on the New England byelection. “Barnaby will be a shorter price than Winx,” he told a National. “And the only one who could beat Barnaby is Winx…
Politics Podcast: Darren Chester on the infrastructure spending spree.
Darren Chester says there is too much hyper-partisanship in Australian politics.
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.
Fiona Nash made a statement to the Senate just before it rose on Thursday night for a fornight’s break.
The deputy leader of the Nationals, Fiona Nash, has been found to have dual British nationality.
Barnaby Joyce has been revealed to have New Zealand citizenship.
We have it from the New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English that Barnaby Joyce is a citizen of his country. We have it from the Australian Constitution that you can’t be a federal MP if you are a dual…
The University of Canberra’s Michelle Grattan and Frances Shannon discuss the week in politics.
Backpackers will lose 95% of their superannuation while other workers from overseas retain theirs.
The government's changes to the so called "backpacker tax" will mean these holidaying workers will have less super than other temporary workers in Australia, creating even more inequality.
Barnaby Joyce will replace Warren Truss as Nationals leader and deputy prime minister.
Under new leader Barnaby Joyce, the Nationals – the most-successful minor party in Australia’s political history – will pretty much continue to be treated as the Akubra wing of the Liberals.
The succession weighs on the mind of the cautious Warren Truss as he contemplates his future.
A rather arcane argument this week about responsibility for water in his government might have given Malcolm Turnbull cause for pause.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during his first Question Time in the top job.
Malcolm Turnbull told the partyroom on Tuesday that nobody was more committed to “embracing our broad church” – the liberal and conservative traditions of the Liberal Party – than he was. That’s code for…
Warren Truss and Barnaby Joyce speak to the media during a press conference at Parliament House.
The Nationals, who have previously been suspicious of Malcolm Turnbull, have used the negotiation of a fresh Coalition agreement with the new prime minister to extract a range of concessions.