Saudi Arabia's incursion into Yemen is the latest manifestation of a long-standing struggle between it and Iran over statist issues of conflicting national interest, security and regional hegemony.
When it comes to producing a comprehensive, far-reaching policy regime – a coherent vision for Australia’s society and economy and how to turn it into reality – the government is only getting started.
There is a non-binding precedent in Victoria that allows judges to consider the victim's sexual experience when passing sentence on a sex offender – but only when the "victim is a prostitute".
Sacked Queensland Labor MP Billy Gordon has a legal right to remain in parliament and vote, issue-by-issue, as an independent.
How does the ACC report help inform the debate around methylamphetamine, and what practical lessons can Australian society and law enforcement draw from it?
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.
While Labor improved greatly on the 2011 wipeout result, this was still a thumping win for the Coalition.
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.
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.
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.
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".
UPDATED March 27, 11:45am: These live infographics continue to show the most tweeted about people and parties in the New South Wales election.
Temporary migrating couples from Indonesia face rapid and vast shifts in gender roles in their relationships.
Given the history on privatisation in NSW, and facing a more emotionally powerful campaign, the Baird government is actually doing pretty well to be closing in on polling day in a winning position.
Australia has a clear obligation under international law to take action to stop abuses of human rights and international humanitarian law by the ISF and Shi’a militia.
The emergence of the Joint List as the third-largest party is evidence of both Israeli democracy and a growing awareness among the nation's Arab citizens of their power to influence its direction.
Rupert Murdoch’s intervention indicates that the government’s desired consensus for reform among media proprietors is far from assured.
The way Queensland voters chose to exercise their preferences was crucial in the shock defeat of the state's first-term conservative government. Could that happen again in this weekend's NSW election?
Malcolm Fraser’s relationship with the Australian media waxed and waned, from enthusiasm, pragmatism and caution to something, in the end, approaching mutual respect and perhaps even affection.