Billy Gordon has paid the price for failing to disclose his criminal history after he was sacked from the parliamentary ALP by Queensland Premier Annastasia Palaszczuk.
The Queensland government's survival is at stake just two months after it was elected following the sacking of Labor MP Billy Gordon from the parliamentary party.
Deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop said the take out from the result was that "people are ready for reform as long as it's explained to them, and that's what Mike Baird did". It was a pointed comment.
It is hard to inquire about a suppression order you do not know exists because discussion of its existence and contents has been suppressed.
Yemen's collapse into full-on chaos could take the Middle East into an all-consuming conflict the like of which we've never seen.
As the Iraqi's banner assault on Islamic State sputtered, the US stepped in to help – and a third of the ground troops promptly went home.
Nigeria heads to the polls on March 28 to choose between incumbent Goodluck Jonathan and former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari.
The death of a 23-year-old boxer and the lifting of cage-fighting bans in every state but Western Australia raise the question of why we allow violence that would be criminal outside a ring or cage.
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including John Howard's address at University of Canberra's Future Leaders Congress and whether Prime Minister Tony Abbott should follow the Howard prescriptions.
With just a day of campaigning left in the New South Wales election, the result is already clear. Mike Baird's government will be re-elected – but the battle for 21 upper house seats will be crucial.
Saturday's New South Wales election will be seen as a major test of whether a popular leader can sell the public a much-disliked economic reform policy.
The Crown has become a little less discriminatory with changes to the rules of succession – and descendants of George II who failed to get permission to wed need no longer fear their marriage is void.
Instead of treating crossbenchers in parliament as a source of chaos and an aberration, we should recognise that they play a crucial role in shaping legislation as the constitution provides.
Multicultural issues are stirring in NSW. They range from education, aged care and health through to political rights to commemorate unresolved overseas conflicts.
A re-elected Liberal National government needs to win 10 upper house seats in this year's NSW election to hold a clear majority. But any fewer than 10, and it may need a Plan B on privatisation.
A startling election victory has delivered the Likud leader with a range of options and left the opposition in disarray.
Will Spain's general election really be an anti-austerity wave – or something much more messy?
UPDATED March 27, 11:45am: These live infographics continue to show the most tweeted about people and parties in the New South Wales election.
Beyond polls and betting markets, how else can we gauge how people feel ahead of future elections? Social media is a goldmine, and one of the newer ways to tap into it is with a "social mood reader".