Australia's new white paper acknowledges a disrupted global security environment in which power relationships are shifting.
The closest idea to an actual plan seems to be to double-down on the US relationship, and trust that the Trump administration is a blip.
While some see Turnbull as weak and having to toe the party line, Shorten remains an unknown quantity for them, and choosing a weak Turnbull is still preferable for many.
If in the event the tax relief became an election promise, rather than pre-election money in the pocket, would people be sceptical?
Malcolm Turnbull has raised the prospect of personal income tax relief to help middle-income earners.
Malcolm Turnbull needs to continue to stare down the conservative forces in his government, because what they are demanding is prejudiced and discriminatory.
The same-sex marriage ballot was strongly carried in all states and territories, and won in all but 17 of the 150 electorates.
After an ugly and unnecessary postal survey, Malcolm Turnbull has had a win – but the conservatives in his government will still be pitching for a fight.
If Kristina Keneally could wrest Bennelong once again for Labor, the opposition would inflict a massive blow on the Coalition.
At APEC 2017, the region’s two biggest powers presented clearly different visions of the region’s economic future.
Newspoll has delivered a sweeping new setback to Malcolm Turnbull, with a big cut in his 'better prime minister' rating and Labor increasing its two-party lead to a massive 55-45%.
Malcolm Turnbull has told Rebekha Sharkie, the Nick Xenophon Team's sole member in the House of Representatives, that her eligibility may have to be determined by the High Court.
Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten are inching toward an agreement on the form of a citizenship declaration that each MP would have to make within weeks.
Labor has been on a unity ticket with the Coalition in opposing an audit, but as the crisis continues to unfold it has moved to a position that falls short of bringing in an outside auditor.
The sudden exit from parliament of Senate President Stephen Parry has turned into a toxic blame game, in a further sign of a government crumbling into chaos.
The rejection of the Referendum Council's Report has derailed Indigenous constitutional recognition. Treaties at the state and territory level offer a clear path forward for meaningful reform.
Australia's minimal legal and political regulation of ministerial advisers has led to an accountability deficit.
The Coalition is trailing in its 21st consecutive Newspoll, with Labor maintaining its two-party lead of 54-46% and Malcolm Turnbull suffering a setback in his personal ratings.
Some Coalition MPs are worried the government is in the energy space at all, rather than leaving it as a state matter.
National discussions about counter-terrorism strategy are welcome, but require robust follow-up if they are to improve responses to terrorism.