Politics Podcast: John Blaxland on new foreign interference laws.
John Blaxland has some real concerns about the unintended consequences of the proposed foreign interference legislation on academic debate.
Bridget McKenzie beat several other candidates in the race for the Nationals’ deputy leadership.
This is the second consecutive time the Nationals have chosen a female senator as deputy leader.
Barnaby Joyce received a rousing return to parliament today after the New England byelection.
The opposition failed in an attempt to get a 'job lot' of MPs referred to the High Court.
Victoria’s model is pretty conservative compared to other jurisdictions that have legalised euthanasia or assisted dying.
The Victorian assisted dying laws are based on those in Oregon, which are quite conservative. Laws in the Netherlands, Belgium and Canada are more relaxed.
Last year David Feeney beat Greens candidate Alex Bhathal for the Victorian seat of Batman by a whisker.
If David Feeney was found to be ineligible, Labor would be at high risk of losing his Melbourne seat of Batman to the Greens.
Katy Gallagher says she will not refer herself to the court because her legal advice was that she had taken all the steps required of her before she nominated.
Katy Gallagher is one of several Labor MPs likely to be referred to the High Court as the citizenship crisis turns on the opposition.
Christmas lists usually suggest the latest and greatest technology, but blocks are still the best toy you can buy your child.
Blocks probably won't top Christmas wish lists, but they have many benefits including developing fine motor skills, social, cognitive and language skills, and spatial reasoning and language.
The government goes into the parliamentary week heartened by Barnaby Joyce’s landslide win in Saturday’s New England byelection.
While the government improved compared with the previous poll, this is the 24th consecutive Newspoll the Coalition has lost in two-party terms.
Barnaby Joyce received a significant swing in the New England byelection.
Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce has been returned to parliament with a big swing toward him in his New South Wales seat of New England.
Malcolm Turnbull speaks during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra.
Malcolm Turnbull has faced an extraordinary attack from NSW Nationals leader John Barilaro.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Mark Evans about the week in Australian politics.
Malcolm Turnbull has again had his hand forced by rebel backbenchers.
Seldom is a government's impotence and frustration as much on display as it was when Malcolm Turnbull finally capitulated and announced he would set up a banking royal commission.
Politics Podcast: Matt Canavan on divorce in the LNP and discipline in the Coaliton.
Nationals cabinet minister Matt Canavan doesn't agree that breaking up the Queensland LNP would solve any problems politically.
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.