The underlying implication of Malcolm Turnbull's Tokyo visit was the interest shared by Japan and Australia to counter the strategic rise of China.
Last year was a vicious one for climate and energy politics. And with a South Australian election and various other federal decisions in the offing, 2018 looks like being similarly rancorous.
As Australia increasingly looks to Beijing for economic opportunities, questions must be asked about the true extent of China's economic strength
2017 has felt like a chaotic year in Australian politics, and one in which policy progress has been swamped by other distractions. We can only hope that 2018 is calmer and more productive.
If the primary votes in Newspoll were replicated at the South Australian election, SA-BEST would probably win a clear majority of lower house seats.
There is not a great deal to be said for Malcolm Turnbull's reshuffle, and quite a lot to be said against it.
Malcolm Turnbull's reshuffled cabinet has five new faces, but one of the Nationals’ best performers has been unceremoniously dumped by his party leader.
The improvements in the government's debt position are entirely because of revisions in economic assumptions, not fantastic fiscal management.
The government hasn't abandoned its jobs and growth mantra in the budget update and remains optimistic despite lower growth and wages forecasts.
George Brandis will become Australia's high commissioner to London in a reshuffle set to be announced on Tuesday.
The win in Saturday's byelection was a crucial fillip for Malcolm Turnbull, who has finished a rocky year on a relative high – one he will hope continues into the new year.
The easy win for John Alexander in the Bennelong byelection restores the Coalition's two-seat majority in the House of Representatives.
John Alexander won the seat of Bennelong after a fiercely contested byelection, and declared it 'the renaissance' of Malcolm Turnbull's leadership.
Canberra's attitude to nuclear weapons has always been riddled with contradictions. Homegrown nuclear campaigners winning the Nobel prize have put the cat among the pigeons.
Official Chinese editorials give an insight into Beijing's reaction to the stories swirling around about Chinese influence – and it's not good news.
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.