Tony Abbott thinks the Coalition should cut renewable energy, reduce immigration, and stop all new spending.
Hospitality, fast food, retail and pharmacy workers stand to lose thousands of dollars per year after the Fair Work Commission's landmark decision to cut penalty rates on Sundays and public holidays.
Australia could be the 'energy capital of Asia' but instead it is going backwards, Bill Shorten will say in a speech on Thursday.
A series of questions by Essential on energy policy has found the Turnbull government is so far failing to persuade people of either its performance or its arguments on energy security.
We build in extra checks and balances, including blind peer review by a second academic expert, additional scrutiny and editorial oversight.
Australia is falling short in its progress towards almost all its targets for overcoming Indigenous disadvantage, the 2017 Closing the Gap report shows.
In a time of slippery weasel words and 'alternative facts', we are delighted to see the return of the ABC fact-checking unit in collaboration with RMIT.
Kevin Rudd called for more to be done to halt the increasing number of Indigenous children being removed from their families.
Eighteen groups have issued a plea for political leaders to 'stop partisan antics' and work together to achieve energy reform.
Tony Abbott's proposal for a constitutional change to make it easier for a government to pass legislation blocked by the Senate does not have support in his own electorate, according to polling.
Cory Bernardi says he aims to provide the many disillusioned conservative voters with 'a principled, credible and stable alternative in which they can vest their vote'.
With parliament resuming this week, the first Newspoll of 2017 has the government trailing Labor 46-54% on the two-party vote and the Coalition's primary vote falling four points to 35%.
Joe Hockey has met Donald Trump's chief-of-staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon at the White House.
Academics worldwide are calling for the US president to reconsider the executive order on immigration, which many say is damaging to research collaboration.
The US embassy in Canberra has been forced to reaffirm that Donald Trump's undertaking to honour the refugee deal stands.
Under political pressure Malcolm Turnbull has finally put a figure of $1.75 million on his donation to the Liberals' re-election.
The federal government is still trying to convince senate crossbenchers to pass a company tax cut but tax experts and economists dispute all of its supposed benefits.
Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday will acknowledge that despite long-sustained economic growth, in many parts of Australia 'times are not so good'.
The White House has given assurances that Australian dual citizens will not be caught by Donald Trump's suspension of entry from seven designated predominantly Muslim countries.
Bill Shorten will put creating new jobs, sustaining existing ones, and training and retraining Australian jobseekers at the heart of his economic agenda in a major speech on Tuesday.
Donald Trump has told Malcolm Turnbull he will honour the deal the Australian government did with the Obama administration to take refugees who are being held offshore.
Malcolm Turnbull is to be congratulated on establishing an independent body to oversee politicians' expenses, but an independent anti-corruption commission is still needed.
Voters are fed up with political scandals consuming time and energy, especially when the country is facing several social and economic challenges.
Health spent a lot of time in the spotlight in 2016. Medicare was a major issue in Australia’s federal election and numerous government reviews into health were announced and reported.
Brexit, Trump, terrorism, 18C, safe schools, the gay marriage plebiscite, a government with a wafer-thin majority and a fractious Senate: it has been quite a year in politics.