Prime Minister Tony Abbott is struggling to contain instability in an openly divided team.
When Kevin Rudd came under attack from some of his ministers for the way he ran his cabinet, it turned out to be the beginning of the end. Now we are seeing Tony Abbott struggling to contain instability…
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has rejected the idea of having a same-sex marriage plebiscite at the next election.
New polling has shown almost seven in ten Australians favour legalising same-sex marriage, as Tony Abbott rules out a popular vote with the election and the government remains racked by division. Far from…
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.
Attorney-General George Brandis has slapped down the idea of a referendum on same-sex marriage.
Ministerial divisions have broken spectacularly into the open over whether Tony Abbott's proposed popular vote on same-sex marriage should be a plebiscite or a constitutional referendum.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s same-sex marriage plebiscite idea.
Tony Abbott is burnishing his lines for a popular vote on same-sex marriage in the next term, if he wins one. Abbott told parliament on Wednesday: “Going into the next election there will be two parties…
Barnaby Joyce has been outspoken in opposition to a government decision to build a coal mine in his electorate of New England.
Collective responsibility – or cabinet solidarity – is an axiom of political prudence that has mutated into a constitutional convention of how ministers should behave.
Tony Abbott’s ban on frontbenchers appearing on the ABC’s Q&A program remains in place – for now.
It is difficult to work out Tony Abbott’s strategy in his attacks on the ABC and Q&A. It appears to have been astonishingly cack-handed for a number of reasons.
The ban on government frontbenchers appearing on Q&A will be lifted by the Prime Minister when the program is transferred into the news and current affairs department.
Tony Abbott on Friday told the ABC that ministers will appear again on Q&A if and when the program is brought under its news and current affairs umbrella.
Malcolm Turnbull has called for a more robust dialogue on national security, where measures are free to be challenged.
The continual use of colourful language when talking about terrorism exaggerates the threat in Australia and could play into the hands of Islamic State's sophisticated recruitment strategies.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull said counter-terrorism measures should be right and effective, not just tough.
Malcolm Turnbull has warned against overestimating the Islamic State threat and amplifying its significance, in a speech contrasting sharply with Tony Abbott's declarations.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is still unsure if he will be able to appear as scheduled on Q&A next Monday.
Has Q&A put some spell of madness over the government and their media mates?
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is unsure if he will be able to appear on Q&A, after Tony Abbott banned ministers from appearing on the program.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has continued the retribution against Q&A beyond what had seemed agreed within government last week, when it was thought enough had been done.
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce’s argument about same-sex marriage is improbable and even if it were not, it would be irrelevant.
the battle over same-sex marriage is taking on a strange nature
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is not planning any further action in relation to the ABC’s Q&A program.
A government report into the processes followed by the ABC's Q&A program has been released.
Television personality Ray Martin has been appointed by the ABC to conduct its review into Q&A.
Executive producer of Q&A Peter McEvoy has been given a formal warning in the wake of the furore over Zaky Mallah's appearance.
ABC managing director Mark Scott said that the ABC was ‘on the side of Australia’.
The government has ordered its own inquiry and Tony Abbott has declared "heads should roll" as the row over Q&A escalated after the program was rebroadcast.
Malcolm Turnbull talks about the government’s new anti-online piracy measures, Zaky Mallah on Q&A, and much more.
Michelle Grattan talks to Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull about the government's new anti-online piracy measures, Zaky Mallah on ABC's Q&A, gay marriage and much more.
Tim Wilson sympathises with the government’s aim of finding ways to tackle the national security threat posed by foreign fighters, but has reservations about the method.
It’s awkward for the government – but very good for the public debate – that the Coalition’s citizenship-stripping initiative coincides with the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. Next Monday’s birthday…
Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s default political position is confrontation.
Liberal backbencher Craig Laundy, who won the marginal seat of Reid from Labor in 2013, this week started making videos that he's promoting as "spin-free".