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.
Pauline Hanson said Malcolm Roberts has her full backing.
Pauline Hanson is set to move that the High Court consider the eligibility of her One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts.
Surely, things were easier in the past.
There has been much attention paid to the widespread resurgence of populism. Restorationism in Western democracies is a subset of this.
Malcolm Turnbull has reasserted this week that the Liberal Party needs to be in the ‘sensible centre’.
While a lot of people just shrug impatiently at insider politics, a substantial number have turned to 'outsider' players.
Only one Australian suburb, Lakemba in Sydney, has a population that is more than half Muslim.
Local neighbourhoods where Asians and Muslims form a majority are almost entirely concentrated in Australia’s two major cities – Sydney and Melbourne.
Pauline Hanson has made claims about the negative impacts of having children with autism in mainstream classrooms.
Evidence shows that the senator's comments on the burden of children with disability are misleading.
Floral tributes near an an anti-Islamic State poster near Borough market, London.
National security is a more complex issue in the UK these days, after a decade and a half of unpopular wars and years punctuated by regular, deadly terrorist attacks.
The University of Canberra's Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
ASIO head Duncan Lewis set off a new round of debate when he told Pauline Hanson there was no link between terrorism and refugees.
In an uncertain world, we have to accept and deal with modest dangers for the sake of the wider good, which includes fulfilling the obligations of a rich and privileged country.
The AFP is evaluating a recording in which Pauline Hanson’s adviser James Ashby suggests a a scam on taxpayers.
Federal Labor is pushing hard on James Ashby. A prime motive is embarrassing the Coalition over preferences, ahead of the Queensland election, and the later federal one.
One Nation is in hot water over the leak of a secret recording that reveals James Ashby suggesting a plan to scam public funds.
At an extraordinary news conference, Hanson staffer James Ashby admitted the revelation was 'embarrassing', adding that it was a 'poor choice of words on my behalf'.
Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives party has amalgamated with Family First, which shares similar social conservative values.
While minor right-wing parties are advancing specific policy agendas, Australia's major right-of-centre force appears to be grappling with internal divisions about its policy direction.
In his latest Quarterly Essay, journalist David Marr delves into why Pauline Hanson attracts so much attention.
Pauline Hanson and her Senate colleagues have sniffed the wind on penalty rates.
The next big judgement day for Pauline Hanson will be the election in her home state of Queensland, due in under a year. Her vote there will determine how much fear she puts into the Coalition ahead of…
Pauline Hanson after her One Nation party performed worse than expected at the WA election.
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The controversial preference deal with the Liberals, and a disastrous campaign, saw One Nation perform worse than expected in Western Australia.