Malcolm Turnbull is trying to take some of the shine off Labor’s political advantage on education.
The Turnbull government is seeking to seize the political initiative on schools, with a big funding injection and the appointment of David Gonski to chair a 'Gonski 2.0' review.
Malcolm Turnbull expects the second Sydney airport to inject more than $1.9 billion into the economy during construction.
The federal government has confirmed it will build Sydney's second airport after the Sydney Airport Group announced it would not take up its right of first refusal to construct and operate it.
Simon Birmingham said the reforms were ‘fair, reasonable and necessary’.
The government is seeking savings of $2.8 billion from higher education over the budget period, in another attempt at a major shake-up of Australia's university sector.
Politics podcast: Jane Halton on how to make a federal budget.
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In a special budget podcast for the University of Canberra's Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, Michelle Grattan discusses with Jane Halton the makings of a federal budget.
Does Japan’s moral education system leave any room for students to appreciate diversity and think critically?
The changes required of a textbook that referred to a bakery – an “inappropriate” form of Japanese culture – illustrate how the system falls short of its goals of deliberative and critical education.
Scott Morrison said the Productivity Commission had been asked to inquire into the impact of the current system of horizontal fiscal equalisation.
The government has ordered the Productivity Commission to review how the GST revenue is sliced up.
Malcolm Turnbull has left the decision on Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s place on the council for Australian-Arab relations with Julie Bishop.
Malcolm Turnbull engaged in an unedifying cop-out when questioned about the Yassmin Abdel-Magied affair on Friday. Quizzed by 3AW’s Neil Mitchell, Turnbull described her Anzac Day Facebook post – “Lest…
Next week, Malcolm Turnbull will have his first face-to-face meeting with US President Donald Trump in New York.
As Malcolm Turnbull aspires to get a lift by thinking big, the Coalition is searching for hope in the smallest positive sign.
As the government seeks to rein in the excessive expectations of what it can do to make housing more affordable, Malcolm Turnbull is throwing everything at his energy security policy.
The government is beginning the process of changing the spending culture, Scott Morrison says.
The government will highlight in its May 9 budget a distinction between 'good' debt, incurred to boost growth, and 'bad' debt, used to finance welfare and other recurrent spending.
Malcolm Turnbull says ending the local shortage ‘will ensure gas prices in Australia are lower and fairly reflect international export prices, as they should’.
The Turnbull government will impose restrictions on the export of Australian gas to boost domestic supplies and lower prices.
It is important to remember Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s comment was not made when she was actually presenting on the ABC.
There are two issues in the latest episode of the culture wars, sparked by the Anzac Day Facebook comment by controversial young Muslim activist and part-time ABC presenter Yassmin Abdel-Magied. One is…
As North Korea continues to antagonise the US and its allies, the prospect of war hangs in the air.
Malcolm Turnbull visited Australian troops and met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
Malcolm Turnbull has flagged he expects to meet Donald Trump in New York next week.
The budget is a centrepiece of fiscal policy in Australia.
Because the budget is a very difficult means of carrying out targeted fiscal policy, it's become more important as a centrepiece for the government's economic strategy.
Peter Dutton is a former policeman, which is just one reason why he should be held to the highest standards of accuracy in making a claim.
Peter Dutton has put his credibility in the frame by sticking to his claim about the role of an incident involving a young boy in triggering the Manus Island disturbance that saw Papua New Guinea defence…
Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Unlike the immediacy of cooking, gaining and losing fat are relatively slow processes. Rapid methods for weight loss are rarely sustainable.
Celebrity fitness gurus tell us to turn up the heat in the gym to see immediate results. But the science of how we use energy in our bodies shows a long-term view is the best approach.
A Shorten government would double the screening fees on foreign investment and financial penalties that apply to foreign investment in residential real estate.
Labor will promise to ban direct borrowing by self-managed superannuation funds, as part of a housing affordability policy released on Friday.
A few years ago Malcolm Turnbull, as a cabinet minister, would likely have challenged aspects of such measures if they were brought forward.
Malcolm Turnbull's spectacular elevation of 'Australian values' raises questions about his own values.