The proposed exemption for civil marriage celebrants undermines the aims and nature of Australia’s flourishing civil celebrant program.
Hollie Hughes was the next candidate on the Coalition joint ticket for the 2016 election and was set to get the position on the recount.
The same-sex marriage ballot was strongly carried in all states and territories, and won in all but 17 of the 150 electorates.
Labor is running high-profile former New South Wales premier Kristina Keneally in the December 16 Bennelong byelection.
Police sometimes misidentify victims as perpetrators – because the real perpetrator has misled them, or because the victim is not displaying "typical" behaviour.
The Fraser Anning defection follows weeks of tension with Pauline Hanson and her adviser James Ashby, and a bitter clash at the One Nation party meeting on Monday morning.
The government has agreed to Labor's December 1 deadline and tougher conditions in a deal on MPs citizenship disclosure.
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%.
John Alexander is expected to resign over the weekend, becoming the latest MP to be claimed by the dual citizenship crisis.
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.
Five The Conversation authors were selected to feature in a compilation of the best Australian science writing in 2017, and one has won the Bragg UNSW Press Prize.
The Turnbull government is trying to limit the damage from the citizenship crisis with a plan to have all MPs make declarations about their circumstances.
The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Board of management has this week announced that tourists will be banned from climbing Uluru from 2019. Sammy Wilson, chairman of the park board, explains why.
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.
Stephen Parry's departure is feeding into the current tensions between the Nationals and the Liberals.
The government has been thrown into a fresh crisis, with Senate President Stephen Parry announcing he may be a British citizen.
Parry, a senator from Tasmania, is the first Liberal to be caught in the dual citizenship debacle.
The opposition says at least 20 executive decisions and 47 ministerial announcements made by Barnaby Joyce could be open to challenge.
The High Court was unanimous on its decision in all the cases, with the eligibility of five MPs rejected and two upheld.
The government has rejected the Referendum Council's call for a national Indigenous representative assembly to be put into the Constitution.
A senior staffer of Employment Minister Michaelia Cash was forced to quit after tipping off the media about police raids on the Australian Workers Union's offices.
Reef Life Survey, a citizen science project where hundreds of volunteer scuba divers survey thousands of ocean sites, has revealed new insights into marine mysteries.
The 2017 Prime Minister's Science Prize winner is genetic researcher Professor Jenny Graves, well known for her 2002 suggestion that the male Y chromosome will self-destruct.
The government is set to unveil its long-awaited energy plan that would scrap subsidies for renewables and impose obligations on power companies to source a certain proportion of 'reliable' supply.