As North Korea continues to antagonise the US and its allies, the prospect of war hangs in the air.
Malcolm Turnbull visited Australian troops and met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
Malcolm Turnbull has flagged he expects to meet Donald Trump in New York next week.
Mike Pence and Malcolm Turnbull meet at Admiralty House in Sydney.
The message from the US vice-president was that the US would stay the course and, if anything, act more assertively in preserving stability in the Asia-Pacific region.
Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
A few years ago Malcolm Turnbull, as a cabinet minister, would likely have challenged aspects of such measures if they were brought forward.
Malcolm Turnbull's spectacular elevation of 'Australian values' raises questions about his own values.
A cohesive multicultural society such as Australia requires a core level of integration among its members.
There is a risk that if Australian citizenship is too hard to attain, it will create a two-tier system of permanent residency.
The higher citizenship hurdles follow Tuesday’s shakeup of the visa arrangements for bringing in skilled foreign workers temporarily.
Malcolm Turnbull is continuing his pitch to assert 'Australian values' and national identity.
Malcolm Turnbull is in the middle of his inaugural visit to India. He appears to have developed a good rapport with India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi. This is a vital development if Australia is to…
The Liberals’ new federal director will have to get on with Malcolm Turnbull, which can be a challenge in itself.
It is the dream apparatchik job, but you would need to be brave to want it just now. The Liberal Party is looking for a new federal director, after the resignation of stalwart Tony Nutt.
Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten help with the cyclone clean-up efforts in Bowen, Queensland on Thursday.
The fate of the government's push on Section 18C was a mixed bag, without surprises. The week's most critical issue is the company tax cuts package, which is still in play.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang wears a Swans scarf at the AFL with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Li’s visit has not answered the central conundrum of Australian foreign and security policy, but it has provided an opportunity to get the measure of Chinese thinking at a senior level.
Malcolm Turnbull sits with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as they watch an AFL game.
The Turnbull government trails Labor 45-55% on the two-party vote in the Fairfax Ipsos poll.
Changes to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act unveiled this week look set for defeat in the Senate. But the issue will continue to breathe life.
The Turnbull government’s objectives in seeking to change Section 18C are unclear.
The government has not adequately explained what it is hoping to achieve by changing the wording of Section 18C.
Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday contacted leaders of the Jewish, Indigenous and Muslim communities, seeking to reassure them.
Malcolm Turnbull is now, it seems, wholly owned by the conservatives in the Liberal Party and their strident media allies. His capitulation to them over 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act has been as…
Malcolm Turnbull often claims Australia is the world’s most successful multicultural nation.
The government's multicultural statement stays fairly much in the place where rhetoric around the issue has been located for the past generation – social control and integration.
Malcolm Turnbull and Michaelia Cash challenged Bill Shorten to support the government’s legislation.
The government has announced legislation to ban secret payments between employers and unions.
The University of Canberra's Nicholas Klomp and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Trying to answer policy questions with economics is bound to involve ideology.
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Economics doesn't have all the answers – at least not for those looking to escape ideology.
To survive in a Chinese world, Australia is going to have to say ‘no’ to China – as Gough Whitlam did.
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Now, more than at any time in our history, Australia needs a relationship with China 'comparable with that which we have, or seek, with other major powers'.