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.
With 45 seats held by parties other than Labor, Labor has won a three-seat majority in Queensland.
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.
New laws aiming to crack down on foreign interference in Australian politics suggest the concept of 'national security' is continually expanding.
If the government is serious about restoring faith in our politics and politicians, there’s much more to be done beyond banning foreign donations.
The new foreign donations laws announced this week will potentially stifle the work of foreign funded charities and environment groups working in Australia.
Unlike Tony Windsor in 2016, none of Barnaby Joyce's New England byelection opponents had the resources to run a strong campaign.
Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce has been returned to parliament with a big swing toward him in his New South Wales seat of New England.
Malcolm Turnbull has faced an extraordinary attack from NSW Nationals leader John Barilaro.
SA Premier Jay Weatherill has announced a Royal Commission into breaches of the Murray Darling Basin agreement. But will it solve the long running problems with river management?
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.
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.
Australia's foreign policy white paper acknowledges a disrupted global security environment in which power relationships are shifting.
The closest idea to an actual plan in the white paper seems to be to double-down on the US relationship, and trust that the Trump administration is a blip.
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.
If in the event the tax relief became an election promise, rather than pre-election money in the pocket, would people be sceptical?
Malcolm Turnbull has raised the prospect of personal income tax relief to help middle-income earners.
Malcolm Turnbull needs to continue to stare down the conservative forces in his government, because what they are demanding is prejudiced and discriminatory.
The same-sex marriage ballot was strongly carried in all states and territories, and won in all but 17 of the 150 electorates.
After an ugly and unnecessary postal survey, Malcolm Turnbull has had a win – but the conservatives in his government will still be pitching for a fight.