Any appearance in the Queensland campaign by Malcolm Turnbull can be expected to be minimal.
People distinguish between levels of government when casting their votes. Nevertheless, a state result can reverberate federally, whether it is sending a protest or for other reasons. We only have to remember…
It is nearly unthinkable that Barnaby Joyce won’t win a byelection in New England.
In more than an understatement, Malcolm Turnbull opened his news conference after the High Court’s swingeing blow to the government by saying this was “clearly not the outcome we were hoping for”. And…
The High Court declared Barnaby Joyce ineligible to sit in parliament.
The High Court was unanimous on its decision in all the cases, with the eligibility of five MPs rejected and two upheld.
Nicholas Klomp and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Kerry Schott says the states and territories will have a degree of flexibility in how they legislate on emissions reduction targets.
The proposal for an Indigenous representative body came late into the constitutional recognition debate.
The government has rejected the Referendum Council's call for a national Indigenous representative assembly to be put into the Constitution.
Michaelia Cash wrote a letter on Thursday asking the Registered Organisations Commission to refer the leak of the raids to the AFP.
The government's obvious attempt to use the recently established Registered Organisations Commission for political purposes is an abuse of power.
Michaelia Cash told a Senate estimates hearing the tip-off was made without her knowledge.
A senior staffer of Employment Minister Michaelia Cash was forced to quit after tipping off the media about police raids on the Australian Workers Union's offices.
Scott Morrison on Tuesday said reform was harder now than in the 1990s.
Just as the government hopes it is making progress on the energy conundrum, it finds itself struggling on another front of deep public disgruntlement – the NBN. The rollout of what’s generally considered…
Michelle Grattan speaks to Deep Saini about the week in politics.
The exit of George Brandis would be one less frustration for Peter Dutton.
It's ironic, but true, that the man who was lambasted for asserting the right for people to be bigots is at present the strongest voice in the cabinet for the protections of the rule of law.
Politics Podcast: Tiernan Brady and Cory Bernardi reflect on the marriage postal ballot.
Equality Campaign executive director Tiernan Brady and Australian Conservatives senator Cory Bernardi reflect on the marriage postal ballot campaign.
For all offences in the higher courts, the proportion of Victorians sent to prison is actually higher than the national average.
An overriding focus on increasing sentences may not necessarily be the best means of redressing the harm caused by sex offences.
Politics Podcast: Gareth Evans on being an Incorrigible Optimist.
Gareth Evans talks about his new book Incorrigible Optimist, in which he writes about his experiences in politics and the policymaking process.
Malcolm Turnbull and Josh Frydenberg surrounded by members of the government’s Energy Security Board.
The big questions about Malcolm Turnbull’s energy policy will be, for consumers, what it would mean for their bills and, for business, how confident it can be that the approach would hold if Bill Shorten…
Under the scheme, power companies would have twin obligations imposed on them by the government.
The government is set to unveil its long-awaited energy plan that would scrap subsidies for renewables and impose obligations on power companies to source a certain proportion of 'reliable' supply.
The PBO has likely overestimated future personal income tax revenue.
The parliamentary budget office expects Australians to be paying significantly higher average tax rates in 2020/21, but their assumptions bear no relation to reality.
Malcolm Turnbull’s government is now more than two-thirds of the way to the 30 losing Newspolls which Turnbull used in challenging Tony Abbott for leadership.
The Coalition is trailing in its 21st consecutive Newspoll, with Labor maintaining its two-party lead of 54-46% and Malcolm Turnbull suffering a setback in his personal ratings.
ACCC chairman Rod Sims says affordability should be the dominant objective in energy policy.
The ACCC found that, on average across the national electricity market, a 2015-16 residential bill was $1,524, excluding GST.
Bill Shorten said that the proposed fund would help local manufacturers innovate and diversify.
Bill Shorten is promising that a Labor government would set up a A$1 billion fund to assist 'advanced manufacturing'.