Tony Abbott said he was a reluctant banner but says the burqa is an affront to the Australian way of life.
Tony Abbott was commenting on a motion for a ban George Christensen will move when the Nationals' federal conference meets this weekend.
Malcolm Turnbull told parliament on Tuesday he and Josh Frydenberg are in discussions with AGL about keeping Liddell operating beyond 2022.
AGL has delivered an initial sharp rebuff to Malcolm Turnbull's plea to extend the life of the Liddell coal-fired power station by at least five years.
Among Australia’s eight largest regional cities, Hobart is very inwardly connected.
Knowing a city’s professional network ratio helps to understand how connected its inhabitants are to other markets, customers and ideas. All support innovation, adaptation and city growth.
Politics podcast: Nick Xenophon on media reform.
Nick Xenophon's position on contentious legislation – currently media reform – is crucial for the government.
Bill Shorten tabled a copy of his UK citizenship renunciation documents on Monday.
While it would have been much easier for the government if Barnaby Joyce had stood aside from cabinet while the High Court determined his parliamentary eligibility, the Nationals leader was too big a fish…
ABC Insiders host Barrie Cassidy was once press secretary to former prime minister Bob Hawke.
Australian news editors and politicians give their views on the ethical issues arising when reporters return to journalism after time as a political spin doctor.
The conservatives’ strategy is to reap what victories they can while Malcolm Turnbull leads.
The lack of moderates in the Liberals' succession list is notable, given Christopher Pyne's ill-judged boast to the faction that it was in the 'winners' circle'.
Guam’s trees are struggling without the birds that spread their seeds.
Guam's trees are in trouble, thanks to the accidental release of a snake species 70 years ago, which has killed off many of the bird species that are vital for the health of the island's forests.
More than 16 million people are eligible to vote in the voluntary survey.
Between August 8 and 24 the AEC dealt with 933,592 enrolment transactions, 87% of which were changes or updates.
The University of Canberra’s Michelle Grattan and Michael de Percy discuss the week in politics.
The majority of working Australians drive to and from work.
Australians are crying out for political leadership. One way our leaders can redeem themselves is by getting to work on a complete shake-up of how we pay for and use transport infrastructure.
Marriage equality supporters protesting outside the Tasmanian Liberal Party state council this week.
A 'No' result in the postal ballot would leave a running sore that would further reduce Malcolm Turnbull's diminished authority.
Malcolm Roberts is one of several MPs currently before the High Court.
The High Court has set hearing dates of October 10, 11 and 12 for MPs' dual citizenship cases.
Mathias Cormann cast Labor’s alternative policies as a brake on upward income mobility between generations.
A Labor government's attack on the successful would lead to an exit from Australia, Mathias Cormann has claimed.
The government tells High Court it would be willing to pay costs of those before the court
The government has asked the High Court to hear the dual citizenship cases of several current and former MPs on September 13-14.
People suffering fungal nail infections are often very distressed by the disfigurement they cause.
Although fungal nail infections are not life-threatening, they're an important health problem because of their high prevalence and poor response to therapy.
Malcolm Turnbull hit back at North Korea’s statement on Monday.
The North Korean regime has lashed out at Australia, describing its participation in current military exercises with the US and South Korea as 'a suicidal act of inviting disaster'.
Politics Podcast: Mathias Cormann on the same-sex marriage postal survey.
Since announcing that the ABS would be responsible for carrying out the same-sex marriage postal survey, Mathias Cormann has had no shortage of questions.
Malcolm Turnbull’s net satisfaction rating plunged from minus 12 to minus 20 in the poll.
The latest Newspoll contains encouraging news for the 'yes' case in the postal ballot on same-sex marriage.
George Brandis said the government would ask the court to deal with the citizenship issue urgently.
George Brandis says he is confident that decisions made in office by ministers now under a dual citizenship cloud are not in doubt.