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'?
Look tasty? It depends what’s in it.
3D printed food is already here, but not everyone is convinced it looks edible.
Scott Morrison and Mathias Cormann speak to the media after the release of MYEFO in Canberra on Monday.
The government has made a concerted bid to reinforce Australia's AAA credit credentials by ensuring the budget is still projected to return to surplus in 2020-21.
Rod Culleton’s future is up to the High Court, which is considering whether he had the right to contest the July election.
Biting insults have been exchanged as Western Australian senator Rod Culleton splits from Pauline Hanson, ahead of the High Court determining whether he will be turfed from parliament.
These are the books to read with your children this summer.
From the informative to the whimsical to the flat out hilarious, here are ten Australian books to keep your child's brain active through the holidays.
Malcolm Turnbull addresses the Australian Republican Movement’s 25th anniversary dinner in Sydney on Saturday.
In his much-anticipated weekend speech to the Australian Republican Movement's anniversary dinner, Malcolm Turnbull juggled the past, the present and the future.
As it is, it’s a fairly safe bet that Malcolm Turnbull will never usher in a republic.
As he joins the Australian Republican Movement at its 25th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Malcolm Turnbull will surely have a rueful thought for what might have been.
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Ahead of next week's mid-year economic and fiscal outlook, the government has been hit with the sobering news that real GDP shrunk in the September quarter.
George Brandis said Stephen Donaghue was a ‘distinguished constitutional lawyer’.
The new Commonwealth solicitor-general is Stephen Donaghue – an uncontroversial choice whose appointment has been welcomed.
Scott Morrison says after current spending is taken care of the government will be able to focus on ‘good debt’.
Treasurer Scott Morrison says the government will take on more 'good debt' to boost productivity when current spending is under control.
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Amending Section 18C would send a 'dangerous message', according to the Executive Council of Australian Jewry.
While Marise Payne participated in Tuesday’s cabinet meeting by telephone, she is not well enough to travel to Japan.
The Australia-Japan foreign and defence ministers' 'two-plus-two' talks, due to be held in Japan before Christmas, are being deferred because of Marise Payne's recent illness.
Open to all?
The actions of the Coalition government speak louder than words in its commitment to open government.
Friday’s post-COAG press conference saw a blunter approach from the assembled first ministers.
A ragged COAG meeting has ended with a split over a new competition agreement and public swipes at Malcolm Turnbull and his government.
Scott Morrison rejected earlier foreign-controlled bids for the S Kidman & Co. pastoral empire on national interest grounds.
The sale of the vast Kidman pastoral empire to the joint venture Outback Beef has passed the foreign investment hurdle.
The University of Canberra's Nicholas Klomp and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Offenders who breach personal protections injunctions would face up to two years jail or a fine of more than $20,000 or both.
The Turnbull government has announced it will strengthen the law relating to family violence.
Malcolm Turnbull prides himself on being a pragmatist. There is a significant if fine line between pragmatism and buckling.
Despite briefly being able to dine out on the legislation passed before parliament wound up last week, Malcolm Turnbull is headed to a not-very-happy Christmas.
As the curtain falls on the year, one of the most powerful players in the new parliament looks back on his successes.
Scott Morrison said the quarter’s weakness was broad based but the dominant cause of the contraction was the decline of 3.2% in new business investment.
After the national accounts showed the economy going backwards in the September quarter, Scott Morrison called for "partners" in the parliament to drive the government's economic plan through.