A university graduate outside Parliament House in Canberra.
Universities Australia on Wednesday is releasing a pre-election blueprint calling for major investment in research and innovation.
Labor want to position itself as the education party.
Labor has released a higher education policy intended to restart a discussion stalled by the failure of the Coalition’s deregulation package to pass the Senate. What is the point of the promised funding guarantee?
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten speaking on Q&A.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten told Q&A viewers that Australia is the most unequal it has been in 75 years. Is that statement supported by the research?
Students likely to drop out need support - one of the best sources of support is current students.
Bill Shorten has said he wants to reduce the number of uni students dropping out. Here's one way to do it.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull poses for a picture after a swearing-in ceremony at Government House in Canberra.
The change of prime minister has put the Coalition ahead in Newspoll for the first time since before the 2014 draconian budget.
Labor has said it would immediately scrap cuts to higher education if it won office.
The opposition’s statement today rules out a number of the current government’s policies. Deregulation, as they’ve said before, but also plans to expand the demand-driven system.
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop confer during Question Time.
Now the Liberals have done what they condemned Labor for doing, they are holding their breaths in the hope new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will live up to his promise.
It is not entirely clear that Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has what it takes to defeat Malcolm Turnbull at the polls.
Three important claims against Malcolm Turnbull are emerging. Labor may achieve some traction on them if it plays its cards right.
Tony Abbott told parliament that Australia ‘can and must do more’ for refugees displaced by the Syrian crisis.
The Abbott government is under pressure to increase its overall humanitarian refugee intake, as Labor declared Australia should offer a one-off additional 10,000 places for refugees.
Andrew Hastie (left) is hoping to retain the Western Australian seat of Canning for the Liberal Party.
Two-and-a-half weeks out from polling day, Natalie Mast sat down with elections expert William Bowe to discuss the 12 candidates, the major parties' campaigns, and key issues in Canning.
Chairman of the Australian Republican Movement Peter FitzSimons at the National Press Club in Canberra on Wednesday.
As if he did not have enough problems, Joe Hockey has just created another one for himself and his colleagues. His agreement – announced by Peter FitzSimons, chair of the Australian Republican Movement…
This week Prime Minister Tony Abbott was beset with problems, including leaks and the sourness left by the entitlements scandal.
It's never helpful for a government to become the object of ridicule, so when the Coalition's speaking notes were leaked for a second day running it was embarrassing.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is frustrated by both leaks and ministers speaking out publicly about the way forward on same-sex marriage.
So once again Tony Abbott has told the Coalition partyroom that he’s ticked off his cabinet ministers. Read them the riot act, he said. They seem to be slow learners, those ministers. Or, more to the point…
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has suffered another poll blow.
Labor has extended its lead and Bill Shorten has improved his position vis-a-vis Tony Abbott in the latest polling blow to the government.
Commissioner Dyson Heydon during a hearing of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption in Sydney.
Bill Shorten must have been born under some particularly fortunate star.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten has levelled with Tony Abbott as preferred prime minister, according to Newspoll.
The opposition has widened its two-party lead over the Coalition in Newspoll as MPs return for a new parliamentary session rocked by voters' anger over parliamentary entitlements.
Labor, like the Coalition, would retain the offshore processing framework and the option of turning back asylum-seeker boats.
Following the Labor conference's decision to leave open the option of turning back asylum seeker boats, are there any differences left between Labor’s asylum policies and the Coalition’s?
Either Tony Abbott’s deep ideological and religious beliefs, or his fears of doing anything that weakens his support in the party’s right wing, are strongly driving him on same-sex marriage.
If Tony Abbott wants to defer indefinitely the issue of same-sex marriage, he really should come out and say so. As things stand, he seems just to be trifling with colleagues in the Liberal Party. The…
Bill Shorten took on some members of his party at Labor’s national conference on contentious policy issues – and won.
The Labor Party’s future depends on its ability to steer its vision for a more progressive Australia through the twin obstacles of public suspicion and the still-powerful party oligarchies.