Anthony Albanese has expressed concern about supporting the scrapping of the clean energy supplement for new welfare recipients.
Federal MPs reassemble in Canberra on Monday ahead of Tuesday’s opening of parliament, with the government talking up what the Coalition used to call a budget emergency and Labor keeping maximum pressure…
Malcolm Turnbull promised to solve Victoria’s firefighter dispute as the ‘first item of business’ following his re-election.
The federal government's bill to protect volunteer firefighters following a long-running dispute in Victoria will not solve the problems to which it was allegedly directed.
Atmospheric, marine, environmental, biological and medical scientists join in calling for more focus on the damage being wrought by climate change.
As per tradition Malcolm Turnbull has hosted the annual Prime Minister’s XI cricket match.
Since his ascendancy, the currently trim and muscular-looking Malcolm Turnbull has – for an Australian prime minister – had unusually little to say about sport.
Colin Barnett opposes a plebiscite on same-sex marriage being held close to next year’s WA state election.
Malcolm Turnbull's plebiscite on same-sex marriage has run into new problems, with the Australian Electoral Commission recommending it should be delayed until next year.
Malcolm Turnbull said on Friday that changing Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act ‘was not a priority’.
Malcolm Turnbull’s rhetoric this week has been designed to put the heat on Labor over budget repair. But he has three grassfires on his hands even before the new parliament starts on August 30 – and they’re…
People protesting offshore detention of asylum seekers interrupted Malcolm Turnbull’s speech to CEDA on Wednesday.
It has taken more than three months for the Australian and PNG governments to jointly announce the Manus Island detention centre will close. But the detainees’ fate is now even more uncertain.
Agnes Prest from the Whistleblowers Activists and Citizens Alliance interrupts Malcolm Turnbull’s economic address.
An angry Malcolm Turnbull has asked CEDA for a 'please explain' and the Australian Federal Police for a full incident report about the protest over Nauru and Manus Island.
The global economy may be more fragile than at any time since the financial crisis, Malcolm Turnbull said today.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's first major post-election economic speech revealed not a hint of awareness that large swathes of the electorate had been unpersuaded by his major policy programs.
Malcolm Turnbull says he and his ministers are engaging with all the Senate crossbenchers to seek support for a responsible policy approach.
The government will test Labor's bona fides early in the new parliament with an 'omnibus bill' containing more than $6 billion in savings it says the ALP flagged at the election it would support.
Malcolm Turnbull’s plan to bring bank executives before a parliamentary committee at least annually has been seen as little more than token.
Malcolm Turnbull’s resistance to a royal commission into banks is flouting public opinion and will test his own backbenchers, who have their fingers on the electoral pulse on this hot-button issue. An…
Tony Abbott initially aspired as prime minister not to get sucked into the 24-hour media round, but he quickly did.
The Sunday Telegraph reported at the weekend that Malcolm Turnbull had visited only seven electorates since the July 2 poll, and contrasted his “hermit-style approach” with Bill Shorten’s “never-ending…
How likely is it that the Turnbull government, with its tiny majority, will make seriously hard decisions?
For the more modest aim of delivering steady, competent government – well, it's no wonder Malcolm Turnbull is raging.
Malcolm Turnbull’s tone on Thursday was tough, after a massive public backlash and with the census website still down.
A furious Malcolm Turnbull has made it clear he wants heads to roll over the census debacle.
The federal government says the census website was not attacked or hacked, and no data was lost.
The government is seeking to reassure Australians their census data is secure, after the ABS was forced to take down the site on Tuesday night to ensure data was protected.
Peter Costello says the government’s first preoccupation would have to be internal management.
Former treasurer Peter Costello has raised questions about how much the Turnbull government can achieve given its political situation, and warned of the risk of a defection.
We will get an early insight into the Turnbull government’s likely approach to dealing with the Senate crossbench.
The returned Turnbull government can now add arguably one of the most diverse and potentially volatile senates ever to be elected in Australia to its list of political problems.
One has to ask what the banks fear. Are there further pockets of wrongdoing yet to emerge? No, they say.
Malcolm Turnbull’s plan to have the chiefs of the big banks regularly front a parliamentary committee is more gesture than substance. What it tells us is that Turnbull is very sensitive to the strong public…
The University of Canberra's Nicholas Klomp and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Like the proverbial phoenix, One Nation has again risen in Australian politics.
The Senate results suggest the Turnbull government will have to master the art of negotiation if it is to implement its policies.