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.
New South Wales Premier Mike Baird looks likely to keep enjoying the view from the top of the state after the March 28 poll.
With just a day of campaigning left in the New South Wales election, the result is already clear. Mike Baird's government will be re-elected – but the battle for 21 upper house seats will be crucial.
Tracking tweets can tell help paint a picture of voter sentiment.
UPDATED March 27, 11:45am: These live infographics continue to show the most tweeted about people and parties in the New South Wales election.
NSW Deputy Premier and Nationals leader Troy Grant kicked off his party’s election campaign launch on March 15 by speaking in Wiradjuri.
NSW Nationals' leader Troy Grant has broken new ground by speaking Wiradjuri in parliament and at his party's election launch – and it reflects a growing Indigenous language revival in NSW.
Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss has a low profile but is experienced and solid.
As the Nationals this week celebrated their greatest leader, John McEwen, with a reissued autobiography, a question mark hung over the future of current leader Warren Truss. There is an expectation within…
Nationals leader Warren Truss will address the federal council on Saturday.
The Nationals will debate calls for greater help for students at regional universities, changes to the rules governing takeovers…