One day the violence and discrimination will be finished in Asia and throughout our region – but in the meantime, there is a need for heroes.
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.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian poltiics.
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.
Leaving young people to figure sexuality and sex out themselves could result in ill-informed decision-making, and withholds knowledge that is their right to have.
The first same-sex weddings will be celebrated early in the new year after the historic change to the marriage law passed the House of Representatives with only four MPs voting against.
Australia legalising marriage equality does not necessarily mean LGBTI people enjoy all of the same human rights as heterosexual people.
Same-sex marriage has passed the Senate to much fanfare and celebration. But will its passage change the way we think about human rights and democracy in Australia?
Politics Podcast: Matt Canavan on divorce in the LNP and discipline in the Coaliton.
Nationals cabinet minister Matt Canavan doesn't agree that breaking up the Queensland LNP would solve any problems politically.
The same-sex marriage bill has passed the Senate, after all the amendments to insert protections and restrictions were voted down.
Labor has announced it will not support any amendments to the Dean Smith same-sex marriage bill, including an amendment proposed by George Brandis. Here's why it is right to do so.
Former Howard government minister Philip Ruddock has been appointed by Malcolm Turnbull to do a 'stocktake' of Australia's religious freedoms.
Malcolm Turnbull's tactic of cancelling the House of Representatives' sitting next week is a short-sighted decision that smacks of lack of nerve.
What's still missing in the religious freedoms debate is any clarity around what people think they won't be able to do, or where the existing laws are likely to fail to protect them.
Michelle Grattan and Nick Klomp discuss the week in politics.
Despite its dubious ancestry, the popular vote on same-sex marriage has done its job, delivering an overall majority and majorities in all states and territories.
Malcolm Turnbull needs to continue to stare down the conservative forces in his government, because what they are demanding is prejudiced and discriminatory.
Churches have been exempt from sex discrimination laws for years – now those opposed to same-sex marriage want that exemption to be extended to individuals.
The same-sex marriage ballot was strongly carried in all states and territories, and won in all but 17 of the 150 electorates.
Now that the battle for marriage equality has been won, the fight over the legislation to enable it will heat up.