Just four lower house MPs voted against legalising same-sex marriage.
The drawn-out process of Australia legalising marriage equality has finally come to a close, with a bill passing the lower house by an overwhelming majority on Thursday.
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.
Australian Acting Special Minister of State Senator Mathias Cormann, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Australian Attorney-General George Brandis at a press conference at Parliament House to introduce the new foreign donations laws.
The new foreign donations laws announced this week will potentially stifle the work of foreign funded charities and environment groups working in Australia.
Labor has announced it will vote down all amendments to Dean Smith’s same-sex marriage bill, including those proposed by George Brandis.
Labor has announced it will not support any amendments to the Dean Smith same-sex marriage bill, including an amendment proposed by George Brandis. Here's why it is right to do so.
Stephen Parry is the first Liberal MP to be caught in the dual citizenship debacle.
The government has been thrown into a fresh crisis, with Senate President Stephen Parry announcing he may be a British citizen.
Stephen Parry, a senator from Tasmania, is the first Liberal to be caught in the dual citizenship debacle.
Parry, a senator from Tasmania, is the first Liberal to be caught in the dual citizenship debacle.
George Brandis said the government was looking very carefully at the question of the validity of the former ministers’ decisions.
The opposition says at least 20 executive decisions and 47 ministerial announcements made by Barnaby Joyce could be open to challenge.
Jacqui Lambie has released a policy on lobbying that has become the starting point for negotiations on the issue.
Giving Australia's lobbying laws teeth, and a sizeable regulatory jaw to occasionally brandish them, is a major step in the right direction.
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.
A client whose hair she had been cutting for 20 years came in as usual, and then, without any prompting or preamble, launched into a tirade against Muslims.
In a suburban hair salon, a Muslim woman suddenly feels unwelcome in the country she has loved for 40 years.
We already have a great deal of high-quality information about what works, and what doesn’t, in our family law system.
The review of the Australian family law system is welcome, but it should not waste precious time and resources on data that already exist.
Mathias Cormann gave an assurance that there would be a bias towards freedom of speech.
The safeguards bill will be introduced on Wednesday and passed before parliament rises on Thursday.
Tony Abbott said he was a reluctant banner but says the burqa is an affront to the Australian way of life.
Tony Abbott was commenting on a motion for a ban George Christensen will move when the Nationals' federal conference meets this weekend.
George Brandis said the government would ask the court to deal with the citizenship issue urgently.
George Brandis says he is confident that decisions made in office by ministers now under a dual citizenship cloud are not in doubt.
Senators were shocked when Pauline Hanson appeared in the chamber shrouded in the voluminous black garment.
Pauline Hanson's stunt of wearing a burqa into the Senate on Thursday drew a swingeing attack from George Brandis.
Matt Canavan told a news conference he had been informed he is an Italian citizen.
Matt Canavan has resigned as the minister for resources and northern Australia after being told by the Italian embassy that he is an Italian citizen.
Peter Dutton comes to the job with, at best, a middling ministerial record.
Dutton comes to the job with, at best, a middling ministerial record. His time in the health portfolio was a nightmare. In immigration he has been relentlessly political.
The reorganisation is a major win for Peter Dutton, a key conservative supporter of Malcolm Turnbull.
Peter Dutton will take charge of a new mega home affairs portfolio in a sweeping overhaul of national security agencies and responsibilities.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has just announced the creation of a new “super-ministry”, modelled on the UK Home Office. By the end of 2018, Australia will have a new Department of Home Affairs. This…
The ability of authorities to access encrypted messages must be balanced with the security risks.
The Australian government's proposed law that would force technology companies to decrypt messages could make Australians more vulnerable.