Cory Bernardi is set to introduce a private member’s bill to reform Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.
The Constitution’s external affairs power does not support Section 18C. And the section also impermissibly infringes the implied freedom of political communication.
A minister of religion is not obliged to solemnise any marriage.
Ministers of religion who support marriage equality would be able to challenge the Marriage Act in the High Court. They would stand a good chance of winning.
Former police minister Mike Gallacher is one of a number of current and former MPs to be caught up in Operation Spicer.
There are a few necessary ingredients for the effective regulation of any political donations system.
Japan astounded the world with its economic performance for decades.
One thing became dramatically apparent in the economic sphere following the Cold War: capitalism was ubiquitous, but it looked very different in Japan, Germany, the US and China.
It would seem to be the case that Mike Baird needs a refresher course in liberalism.
In office, to what extent has New South Wales Premier Mike Baird acted according to liberal principles?
How well prepared are federal MPs to undertake the arduous tasks that will confront them daily?
Unlike most occupations, MPs are not obliged to take part in any education and training programs to prepare them for their role.
Michael Gunner is the NT’s new chief minister following a landslide election win.
The Country Liberal Party really was the victim of the times in its landslide loss in Saturday's Northern Territory election.
In many ways Bill Shorten is in a box seat as parliament begins, with Malcolm Turnbull beset by difficult issues and politics.
With the new parliament finally opening on Tuesday, Bill Shorten's tightrope tactics will soon be tested.
Very little of what Barack Obama promised to achieve in foreign affairs has come to pass.
Barack Obama assumed office in January 2009 amid public euphoria and high expectations of greater racial harmony and reduced gun violence at home and a more stable and peaceful international order.
Tackling entrenched sexualised mistreatment in a large organisation such as the Australian Federal Police is far more than a numbers game.
To say a workplace problem is systemic means that its underlying causes are deeply embedded in the structures and everyday practices of an organisation.
Australia has a higher proportion of inmates in privately operated prisons than any other country.
Recent developments in the US suggest it might be time for Australia to rethink its reliance on private prisons.
Malcolm Turnbull promised to solve Victoria’s firefighter dispute as the ‘first item of business’ following his re-election.
The federal government's bill to protect volunteer firefighters following a long-running dispute in Victoria will not solve the problems to which it was allegedly directed.
As per tradition Malcolm Turnbull has hosted the annual Prime Minister’s XI cricket match.
Since his ascendancy, the currently trim and muscular-looking Malcolm Turnbull has – for an Australian prime minister – had unusually little to say about sport.
Most of Australia’s women federal MPs sit on the opposition benches of parliament.
Australia is lagging behind other countries in adopting practical measures to achieve gender balance in public decision-making.
Sports betting in Australia has been growing rapidly in recent years – all that advertising seems to be paying off.
Gambling losses in Australia are now close to $23 billion. What's driving this? And do we need to reform gambling regulation?