The move by PNG's Supreme Court to strike down the continued detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island carries danger for both the government and Labor.
While the nation moves into unofficial election mode, Malcolm Turnbull is quick to emphasise he is still in a governing phase.
University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Education Nick Klomp and Michelle Grattan discuss how it all went wrong for Clive Palmer.
As Labor nosed ahead of the government in the latest Newspoll, Michelle Grattan tells Stephen Parker this won't necessarily translate into an election loss for the Coalition.
Malcolm Turnbull this week outlined a case for allowing the states to raise a portion of income tax for the first time since they were forced to give up income taxing powers during the second world war.
Chilli: not nice for mice.
Discover the chemical wonders in your kitchen cupboard.
Malcolm Turnbull’s move to have the governor-general recall parliament, using an often-forgotten constitutional power, caught many political players off guard.
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
All eyes on us: finding the compulsively shareable.
When you share that YouTube clip, you may be doing so for surprisingly complex reasons. Science has found there are four key reasons why some videos go gangbusters.
Barnaby Joyce found his political future in doubt this week, with the gunshot announcement from Tony Windsor that he would try to ride back into his old seat of New England.
It has been a week of political contests, both within party lines and across them. Stephen Parker and Michelle Grattan take a look at the bitter rivalry between Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott.
The release of the defence white paper this week revealed plans to substantially increase Australia's military spending over the next two decades.
The government is caught in an awkward spot on tax – its work unfinished but critics clamouring for firm decisions.
In the wake of a leadership change in the National Party, a question hangs over how Barnaby Joyce will handle the added responsibilities of being deputy prime minister.
Two black holes collide.
University of Glasgow
It is the physics discovery of the century – even bigger than the Higgs Boson. Here's how it happened and what it means, by a key member of one of the lead teams
As parliament returned this week, the government was rattled by a GST debate that had run wild, agitating backbenchers and causing the government to pause.
It’s time to rethink content distribution.
Netflix's recent ban on proxies, unblockers and virtual private networks (VPNs) is unlikely to provide a long-term cure to content providers’ chronic headaches.
Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix, at the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas.
Netflix took everyone by surprise when it announced it was tripling its global reach for video on demand. So who are the winners and potential losers in the new deal?
Spread by mosquitoes.
Could this relatively unknown virus become a household name in the Americas in the year to come?
Stephen Parker and Michelle Grattan take a look what confronts both Malcolm Turbull and Bill Shorten in the coming weeks.