Australia’s new cabinet was sworn in after a reshuffle in December 2017 - but no minister for science.
Right now, for the second time since 1931, there is no minister directly responsible for science in Australia.
Nicholas Klomp and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Michaelia Cash has refused to resign over misleading parliament, claiming she was unaware of one of her staffer’s actions.
Australia's minimal legal and political regulation of ministerial advisers has led to an accountability deficit.
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.
ACTU secretary Sally McManus has pushed for MPs to pass a bill to stop the phasing in of penalty rate cuts.
The Fair Work Commission said reductions in rates were more significant in retail and pharmacy than in hospitality and fast food.
The government this week introduced a bill that aims to put a stop to secret agreements between employers and unions without the knowledge of union members.
Malcolm Turnbull and Michaelia Cash challenged Bill Shorten to support the government’s legislation.
The government has announced legislation to ban secret payments between employers and unions.
ACTU president Ged Kearney called on Malcolm Turnbull ‘to stand up for workers in this country, to actually change the laws to protect people’s pay’.
Hospitality, fast food, retail and pharmacy workers stand to lose thousands of dollars per year after the Fair Work Commission's landmark decision to cut penalty rates on Sundays and public holidays.
Mitch Fifield and Mathias Cormann congratulate Employment Minister Michaelia Cash after the ABCC bill passed the Senate.
The Turnbull government has finally passed its signature legislation to restore a tough watchdog in the construction industry.
George Brandis, Michaelia Cash and Mitch Fifield during the registered organisations bill vote in the Senate on Monday.
The first part of the Coalition's industrial relations reform is in place following a late-night Senate vote.
Employment Minister Michaelia Cash recognises the disadvantages faced by temporary migrant workers.
The taskforce must redesign Australia’s rather chaotic and unfair temporary labour migration program.
Malcolm Turnbull and Michaelia Cash provide the picture to go with the words about their legislation for a tough cop on the construction block.
Dressed predictably if absurdly in a fluoro vest, with Employment Minister Michaelia Cash sporting matching gear, Malcolm Turnbull was out first thing on Wednesday spruiking his industrial relations legislation…
Female ministers and assistant ministers pose with Malcolm Turnbull after a swearing-in ceremony at Government House on Tuesday.
Before the election Malcolm Turnbull had no trouble calling himself a feminist but now his party has had its woman problem highlighted by the result. There will only be 13 women among the 60 (assuming…
Protesters were back on the streets demanding penalty rates be left alone when the Coalition government asked the Productivity Commission to look at workplace relations last year.
Cutting penalty rates can be a vote-changer and the looming Fair Work Commission decision is tricky for both sides of politics. So what cards do the parties hold and how might they play them?
Employment Minister and Minister for Women Michaelia Cash has released a new gender equality strategy for the public service.
Once a model employer for women, the APS is in danger of being left behind
Michaelia Cash is in the fortunate position that whatever happens to the industrial legislation, she won’t look bad.
Malcolm Turnbull says bluntly that he expects the coming special Senate sitting to reject the industrial relations legislation. Labor's Penny Wong indicates the opposition won't try to delay the bills.
Employment Minister Michaelia Cash and the opposition’s Penny Wong appearing on Q&A with host Tony Jones.
On Q&A, an unemployed merchant seafarer said Australian seafarers could replaced by foreign seafarers working on 457 visas, working for as little as $2 an hour. We check the facts.