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.
The ALP’s national conference, held in Melbourne over the weekend, was Bill Shorten’s first as Labor leader.
The Conversation’s experts respond to the ALP national conference on matters of asylum seekers, health, education, party reform and more.
Labor leader Bill Shorten addresses delegates during the final day of the ALP national conference.
Bill Shorten has emerged from the ALP's national conference looking more like an alternative prime minister than he did before.
Protesters interrupt Andrew Giles speech during the boat turnback debate.
After a fraught few days and a highly emotional debate at Labor’s national conference, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has secured the right to turn back asylum seeker boats if he becomes prime minister…
‘I do believe in a new direction for Labor’s immigration policies’: Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.
Bill Shorten has unveiled a package of measures to smooth the way for Labor's national conference to accept his controversial turnback policy.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten opened the 2015 ALP conference with an address.
The man in the deepest ditch on day one of Labor’s national conference was surely the party’s immigration spokesman Richard Marles. With party feeling still red hot about the plan to allow a Labor government…
California has realised that investing in renewables is smart economic policy.
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Ramping up investment in renewable energy would put Australia on a footing with competitors such as China, Germany and California, which are set to reap the economic benefits of this emerging sector.
Low personal poll ratings and the trade union royal commission have made a successful conference especially vital for Labor leader Bill Shorten.
Bill Shorten's authority is on the line as he struggles to reverse Labor's opposition to turning back asylum seeker boats.
The ALP national conference has become a highly choreographed, stage-managed affair in recent times.
The ALP national conference has lost its policymaking significance of the past. Instead it has become a reflection of the leader's standing within the party.
Stephen Parker and Michelle Grattan discuss the ALP national conference, Bill Shorten’s announcement about asylum seeker turnbacks and Labor’s two-party lead in the latest Newspoll.
Not all of the bold initiatives for internal party reform that Bill Shorten laid down in 2014 appear on the ALP’s national conference draft agenda.
As a decision-making forum, the Labor Party's national conference is not naturally suited to deep, system-wide organisational reform.