About 50 refugees from Nauru and Manus Island will leave in the next week to ten days for resettlement in the US.
There is now a reputable body of research evidence from places that have introduced assisted dying, and MPs must examine that evidence before deciding how they will vote.
Under the government's new rules, a company will be able to have TV, radio and print outlets in the same market.
The safeguards bill will be introduced on Wednesday and passed before parliament rises on Thursday.
'Suitability' checks in organisations are important but have limitations in screening out child sex offenders. Leaders need to change how they approach the issue.
The government's public pressure on AGL is based on a report warning there will be a substantial electricity shortfall over coming years.
As he grapples with the power issue, Malcolm Turnbull has swung increasing emphasis onto coal.
The seven judges were unanimous, and costs were awarded against those that brought the challenges.
Tony Abbott was commenting on a motion for a ban George Christensen will move when the Nationals' federal conference meets this weekend.
Welcome to our new colleagues in Indonesia.
AGL has delivered an initial sharp rebuff to Malcolm Turnbull's plea to extend the life of the Liddell coal-fired power station by at least five years.
The 2017 Australian Museum Eureka Prize winners include autism advocate and researcher Andrew Whitehouse, and The Aboriginal Heritage Project ancient DNA expert Alan Cooper.
Between August 8 and 24 the AEC dealt with 933,592 enrolment transactions, 87% of which were changes or updates.
The APRA inquiry puts the regulator in the tricky position of trying to be seen to be tough on bank scandals but juggling its close relationship with the government and the CBA.
The High Court has set hearing dates of October 10, 11 and 12 for MPs' dual citizenship cases.
A Labor government's attack on the successful would lead to an exit from Australia, Mathias Cormann has claimed.
The government has asked the High Court to hear the dual citizenship cases of several current and former MPs on September 13-14.
The North Korean regime has lashed out at Australia, describing its participation in current military exercises with the US and South Korea as 'a suicidal act of inviting disaster'.
The latest Newspoll contains encouraging news for the 'yes' case in the postal ballot on same-sex marriage.
George Brandis says he is confident that decisions made in office by ministers now under a dual citizenship cloud are not in doubt.
Michelle Grattan and Deep Saini discuss the week in politics.
The MPs under a cloud because of dual citizenship need to be very careful about the decisions they make before the matter is resolved. Here's why.
The deputy leader of the Nationals, Fiona Nash, has been found to have dual British nationality.
Pauline Hanson's stunt of wearing a burqa into the Senate on Thursday drew a swingeing attack from George Brandis.
Pauline Hanson's One Nation has won major measures to increase scrutiny of the ABC and potentially clip its wings.