Sam Dastyari has been forced to resign as Labor’s deputy Senate whip.
Bill Shorten has forced Labor senator Sam Dastyari to quit as opposition deputy whip in the Senate.
Scott Morrison released Treasury costings he has had done of Labor’s tax policies.
Labor's 'dark vision' that valued 'envy and populism' over growth would suffocate Australia's economy, Scott Morrison has said.
The new controversy about Sam Dastyari comes amid deepening security concerns about increasing Chinese interference in Australia.
The government has questioned whether Sam Dastyari should remain in the Senate.
Labor’s Penny Wong embraces Liberal Dean Smith, the architect of the same-sex marriage bill, as it passes the Senate.
The same-sex marriage bill has passed the Senate, after all the amendments to insert protections and restrictions were voted down.
Malcolm Turnbull said the government had been concentrating on real reforms.
If the Nationals as a party moved to support an inquiry, Malcolm Turnbull would be left deeply embarrassed.
Barry O'Sullivan has referenced Dean Smith’s same-sex marriage private member’s bill to pursue legislation for a banking inquiry.
Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison appear to have become hostages to rebel Nationals determined at all costs to secure a commission of inquiry into the banks.
The Queensland state election result makes the byelection in Bennelong on December 16 even more important.
Malcolm Turnbull may say that the Queensland election was decided on state issues, but there are plenty of lessons for the federal LNP in the results.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Nicholas Klomp about the week in Australian politics.
For Julie Bishop, the latest leak is a re-run of an old movie.
What on earth was Julie Bishop thinking when she declared she'd support a 'formal investigation' into this week's damaging cabinet leak?
Voters still prefer Malcolm Turnbull over Bill Shorten, according to focus group research ahead of Saturday’s state election.
Malcolm Turnbull's cancellation of next week's House of Representatives sitting has been received sceptically by Queensland 'soft' voters, but they still prefer him over Bill Shorten.
Skye Kakoschke-Moore said she would ask that her case be referred to the High Court.
Nick Xenophon Team senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore has resigned from parliament after being advised she is a British citizen via her mother.
Philip Ruddock is an opponent of a bill of rights.
Former Howard government minister Philip Ruddock has been appointed by Malcolm Turnbull to do a 'stocktake' of Australia's religious freedoms.
If we fail to recognise that standardised tests are metro-centric, we will continue to produce disadvantage for rural students.
Malcolm Turnbull is operating on tactics rather than strategy.
If in the event the tax relief became an election promise, rather than pre-election money in the pocket, would people be sceptical?
Malcolm Turnbull has moved to hold out the prospect of tax relief for individuals.
Malcolm Turnbull has raised the prospect of personal income tax relief to help middle-income earners.
Christopher Pyne announces that the government will cancel next week’s House of Representatives sitting.
Malcolm Turnbull's tactic of cancelling the House of Representatives' sitting next week is a short-sighted decision that smacks of lack of nerve.
Revellers celebrate the ‘yes’ result of the same-sex marriage postal ballot in Sydney.
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.
Amazon this week purchased the global rights to J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings to turn it into a television series. What are the implications for Australia's content and its global reach?
Trevor Evans, Trent Zimmerman and Tim Wilson congratulate Dean Smith following the second reading of his marriage bill.
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.