Matt Canavan has resigned as the minister for resources and northern Australia after being told by the Italian embassy that he is an Italian citizen.
New research suggests that New Zealand's bizarre nocturnal parrot, the kākāpō, needs plant hormones to breed successfully.
The UNHCR has accused Australia of breaking its word by refusing to allow refugees on Manus Island and Nauru with family in Australia to settle here.
The endorsement of the 'Warringah model' is a huge challenge to the moderates' and soft right's factional grip on the NSW Liberal Party.
Cabinet minister Peter Dutton has strongly renewed his push to have same-sex marriage settled this term via a postal vote on the issue.
Bill Shorten said the federal political system seemed 'out of whack in that everything is so short term'.
When to start their child at school is often a stressful decision for parents, and there is a need for more support for them in making that choice.
Greens senator Larissa Waters was forced to resign on Tuesday after she discovered she was still a citizen of Canada.
Peter Dutton will take charge of a new mega home affairs portfolio in a sweeping overhaul of national security agencies and responsibilities.
The changes are designed to assist in preparing for incidents, enabling a more comprehensive ADF response if needed, and improving the flow of information between the ADF and police.
The Greens are in shock after their co-deputy leader, Scott Ludlam, discovered he is ineligible to sit in federal parliament because he has dual New Zealand citizenship.
An aggressive posture is one thing – but doing something about it is another, as countries factor in the costs and risks of aggression.
New research shows that satellite measurements of tiny movements of the Earth's surface can tell scientists what is happening in the deeper layers of our planet.
Tony Abbott told a Liberal branch meeting in the Deakin electorate of Michael Sukkar that 'just at the moment … we're at a bit of a low ebb'.
The issues with Lee Rhiannon involved trust in her, and the ability of the hardline NSW branch to bind MPs.
Tony Abbott's second major public intervention this week prompted a radio interviewer to ask Malcolm Turnbull whether his leadership was under threat.
A spokesperson for Social Services Minister Christian responded to The Conversation's request for sources regarding our FactCheck on his comments about welfare spending and income tax.
Scott Morrison's comments reflect the concern in the government at the difficulty it is finding in cutting through to the electorate.
Bob Brown, a long-time critic, repeated his previous description of Lee Rhiannon as 'the Greens' version of Tony Abbott'.
A record number of underage drinkers sought urgent medical attention in Western Australia last year, and young women made up the majority.
We're delighted to announce the appointment of The Conversation's first New Zealand Editor, who will share NZ's best academic research and analysis with millions of readers worldwide each month.
Only 20% trust the US 'a great deal' to act responsibly. This is a big fall from the 40% level in 2011, when the question was last asked.
Simon Birmingham met Catholic education representatives on Monday night, receiving such a haranguing that at times it was difficult for him to get a word in.
Critics are expected to speak out in the partyroom on Tuesday, demanding more information about the effects of the schools package on the Catholic sector.
Teenagers, unmarried women and migrants are among those missing out on antenatal care in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, according to new Australian research.