At the beginning of the parliamentary year, the government is beleaguered on several fronts. But Arthur Sinodinos is determined to be optimistic.
Cory Bernardi rejected allegations that he had betrayed the South Australians who had supported him as a Liberal at the election.
Cory Bernardi says he aims to provide the many disillusioned conservative voters with 'a principled, credible and stable alternative in which they can vest their vote'.
Cory Bernardi’s departure to the crossbench is not a surprise.
When maverick Liberal National Party backbencher George Christensen opens his mouth it’s usually bad news for the government. But on Monday, his comments were a relief to it. Christensen said he would…
The Turnbull government got no clear air over the summer break.
With parliament resuming this week, the first Newspoll of 2017 has the government trailing Labor 46-54% on the two-party vote and the Coalition's primary vote falling four points to 35%.
Australia expects the Americans to play hardball, despite agreeing to uphold the refugee deal struck with former President Obama.
Joe Hockey has met Donald Trump's chief-of-staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon at the White House.
Malcolm Turnbull responded to the Washington Post story at a glass factory in Melbourne’s south on Thursday.
Malcolm Turnbull should walk away from the deal he struck for the US to take refugees from Nauru and Manus Island.
A Washington Post report said Donald Trump had abruptly ended a phone call with Malcolm Turnbull.
The US embassy in Canberra has been forced to reaffirm that Donald Trump's undertaking to honour the refugee deal stands.
Pastry or fruit? Dietary guidelines aren’t helping us make the best food choices.
Dietary guidelines fail to change our eating habits. So, how can we make them more relevant?
Malcolm Turnbull supports having more timely and transparent disclosure of political donations.
Under political pressure Malcolm Turnbull has finally put a figure of $1.75 million on his donation to the Liberals' re-election.
How much he kicked in for his own re-election wasn’t the only delicate point on which Malcolm Turnbull would not be drawn.
During his Wednesday appearance at the National Press Club Malcolm Turnbull observed he was not a “political animal” like some of his opponents. He meant it as a virtue – he was extolling his pragmatism…
Malcolm Turnbull will make a fresh pitch for the government’s embattled proposal to cut company tax.
Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday will acknowledge that despite long-sustained economic growth, in many parts of Australia 'times are not so good'.
Malcolm Turnbull said the confirmation had come from US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
The White House has given assurances that Australian dual citizens will not be caught by Donald Trump's suspension of entry from seven designated predominantly Muslim countries.
Labor will be looking to Bill Shorten’s speech to the National Press Club to reinforce the momentum that has seen the ALP ahead in the polls.
Bill Shorten will put creating new jobs, sustaining existing ones, and training and retraining Australian jobseekers at the heart of his economic agenda in a major speech on Tuesday.
Malcolm Turnbull looked as though he was on the podium reluctantly at Monday’s press conference in Canberra.
There were several takeouts from Malcolm Turnbull's rather odd Monday news conference, which followed his Sunday telephone conversation with Donald Trump.
Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Malcolm Turnbull.
Donald Trump has told Malcolm Turnbull he will honour the deal the Australian government did with the Obama administration to take refugees who are being held offshore.
Malcolm Turnbull is likely to face strong headwinds in 2017.
2017 has started poorly for Malcolm Turnbull. And now he must navigate a hazardous period of populism.
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation has suggested a national identity card.
One Nation's proposed national identity card is unviable and likely unconstitutional, so should not be entertained.
Labour force surveys and the Census just aren’t getting it right when it comes to the crucial task of measuring employment.
The ABS' labour force survey is more than 50 years old. We need a new way of measuring employment for a new modes of work.
Some say cancer-causing chemicals can leak into packaging and into your food.
There is no evidence supporting claims that cooking or heating food in the microwave can give you cancer or food poisoning.
The prescriptivist stranglehold on grammar isn’t just restrictive, it’s often just plain wrong.
Were your teachers right about when to use commas, and about not starting sentences with 'and'?