Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles, flanked by corrections commissioner Mark Payne (left) and police commissioner Reece Kershaw (right), speak to the media in Darwin on Tuesday.
It is surely extraordinary it took a Four Corners program, excellent as it was, to force the attention of Northern Territory and federal politicians on to the scandal of the NT detention system when most…
Scott Morrison has indicated he does not support the government nominating Kevin Rudd for the UN secretary-general job.
Scott Morrison has set himself in apparent opposition to Julie Bishop over Australia's nomination of Kevin Rudd as a candidate for secretary-general of the United Nations.
Malcolm Turnbull is asking state and territory ministers to help fast-track the scheme.
The proposed scheme would cover high-risk terrorist offenders.
Bill Shorten announces his frontbench with deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek.
Bill Shorten has made some very sound decisions in his far-reaching frontbench overhaul, but the exercise contained some shockers as well. Moving deputy leader Tanya Plibersek from shadow foreign minister…
The people in a democracy can be likened to the cells in a jellyfish.
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If democracy were an animal, which one would it be? This short play, set in an Australian pub, explores this question to contrast ways we understand democracy and our roles within it.
Tanya Plibersek’s shadow ministry is being described as a new ‘super portfolio’.
Deputy Labor leader picks up schools from Kate Ellis and higher education from Kim Carr.
Bill Shorten has expanded his shadow ministry to keep a place for Kim Carr.
Bill Shorten has found a way to keep Kim Carr in Labor's shadow ministry by expanding his frontbench – to the fury of the left, which had withdrawn support for the Victorian senator.
Just as there were winners and losers in Malcolm Turnbull's ministerial reshuffle at the beginning of the week, there will be frontbench promotions and demotions in the Labor Party in the coming days.
Counter-terrorism co-ordinator Greg Moriarty.
The scheme will seek to identify people not on the radar of counter-terrorism authorities.
Hundreds gathered on the steps of Victoria’s State Library to rally in support of same-sex marriage in June.
If they genuinely want to get same-sex marriage achieved, and as soon as possible, Labor and the Greens need to do some hard thinking.
Labor begins its next phase in opposition with bigger numbers in the parliament and with a new level of confidence as it confronts the government.
Nationals leader and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has been pushing for tighter restrictions on foreign investment in agricultural land.
The Productivity Commission says existing oversight is adequate to deal with misuse of market power.
The federal parliamentary left is set to dump Kim Carr, who has been spokesman on higher education and industry.
A brawl over Labor's frontbench reshuffle deepened on Wednesday night when the Victorian Socialist Left executive dug in behind embattled senator Kim Carr.
Frances Adamson (left) pictured while Australian Ambassador to China in 2015.
Career diplomat Frances Adamson, presently international adviser to Malcolm Turnbull, will be the new secretary of the Foreign Affairs department.
Joe Biden and Malcolm Turnbull shake hands during a joint press conference in Sydney on Tuesday.
Australia has agreed to expand its training work in Iraq to include not just the army but also law enforcement authorities.
Female ministers and assistant ministers pose with Malcolm Turnbull after a swearing-in ceremony at Government House on Tuesday.
Before the election Malcolm Turnbull had no trouble calling himself a feminist but now his party has had its woman problem highlighted by the result. There will only be 13 women among the 60 (assuming…
Kevin Rudd is rated as having an ‘outside chance’ of securing the UN secretary-general job.
Brendan Nelson, a former Liberal leader who was appointed an ambassador by Kevin Rudd, has strongly backed the former prime minister’s request for the government to nominate him for the United Nations…
Malcolm Turnbull announces changes to his ministerial lineup during a media conference in Canberra on Monday.
Cabinet minister Christopher Pyne and the Nationals are winners in Malcolm Turnbull's post-election reshuffle, which has promoted only one new conservative Liberal face to the frontbench.
University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Nicholas Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Mike Baird is battling opposition from the greyhound industry, some in the Nationals, and the Labor Party.
Mike Baird is coming under enormous pressure over his bold and controversial reform – to put an end to greyhound racing in the state from mid-next year.