The paradox of Pauline Hanson’s campaign is that she is greeted as a celebrity on the streets, while members of her party have been turning on her bitterly.
Saturday’s Western Australian election will be decided overwhelmingly on state factors but its outcome will rumble into Canberra.
The end of the mining boom has hit many people in Western Australia hard, and this has flowed strongly into the election. Debt and deficit are besetting the state budget.
Could a randomly selected tree make a better president than Donald Trump?
If people are starting to look much worse in democratic terms, trees are starting to look much better. We are learning that plants engage in meaningful and, more to the point, truthful communication.
In our second podcast from the Western Australian election, we talk to Kim Beazley, especially about One Nation.
When they hear the music, some people want to dance. Other shoppers want to flee.
Unlike vision or touch, sound is much more difficult to control or avoid; music in particular spills across thresholds and intrudes into situations where it is unwelcome.
In the first of three Conversation podcasts on the WA election, we talk to Natalie Mast at the University of Western Australia, Premier Colin Barnett and ABC election analyst Antony Green.
Scott Morrison made it clear that any improvement in commodity prices or wages growth would be used for budget repair.
The proposed housing affordability package in the May budget will target people relying on social housing as well as those trying to break into the market.
Pauline Hanson told the ABC she advised people to ‘go out and do their own research’ on the question of vaccination.
Malcolm Turnbull has slammed Pauline Hanson's views on vaccination.
Whatever the status of the speculation, it would be a very bad idea for Malcolm Turnbull to despatch George Brandis to London.
Malcolm Turnbull will overfly Western Australia twice next week, when he makes a brief dash to Indonesia to attend a conference of Indian Ocean Rim leaders.
Australia got a taste of Donald Trump's approach to diplomacy in a sensational phone call with Malcolm Turnbull, details of which were leaked to the Washington Post.
Universities Australia chair Barney Glover will launch a defence of the value of expertise and evidence.
Barney Glover says the post-truth era is a challenge for universities.
The Human Rights Commission and its outgoing president Gillian Triggs have become high-profile and symbolic targets for conservatives.
Malcolm Turnbull had hoped that throwing the controversial Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act to a parliamentary inquiry would help resolve an issue that has become totemic for conservatives…
Nationals MP George Christensen has resigned as the party’s chief whip.
The controversial Nationals MP has resolved the conflict between being the party's chief disciplinarian and its chief rebel by resigning.
With university graduates finding it harder to find jobs, questions have been raised about the merits of a typical tertiary qualification.
The Philippines grabbed global attention in 2016 when Rodrigo Duterte was elected president by a landslide.
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The Philippines grabbed global attention in May 2016 when Rodrigo Duterte was elected president by a landslide. Often described as “Trump of the East”, Duterte has gained international notoriety for his…
Real-time tracking of drug production and distribution involves standardisation and investment in manufacturing and processing infrastructure.
A pirated movie won't kill you, but a counterfeit blood-thinner might. Australia needs stronger laws and tougher enforcement to counter fake drugs.
Malcolm Turnbull inspects the production facility at Bottles of Australia in Canberra on Monday.
On some days it’s best not to venture out. For Malcolm Turnbull, Monday was such a day. There was no way a visit to Bottles of Australia in the Canberra suburb of Hume was going to end well. Turnbull was…
Children at a refugee camp in Greece.
Child refugees need to have access to quality language programs so they have a chance at doing well at school - and teachers also need to be given appropriate training.
Indonesia President Joko Widodo speaks as Malcolm Turnbull looks on during a media conference in the gardens of Kirribilli House on Sunday.
A disastrous Newspoll showing the Coalition trailing Labor 45-55%, One Nation gaining ground and Malcolm Turnbull's ratings falling will fuel the alarm and anger in the Coalition.
Malcolm Turnbull let fly with barely repressed fury against Tony Abbott.
Malcolm Turnbull has unleashed massive retaliation against Tony Abbott as appalled Liberals, who can only fear where it will all end, watch the former prime minister tear at the leadership of the man who…