Former senators Scott Ludlam, Nick Xenophon and Sam Dastyari announce the public interest journalism inquiry in May 2017.
The recommendations of the Senate inquiry into the future of public interest journalism are unlikely to get much traction, but the very real issues it was investigating remain unresolved.
Demonstrators chant slogans during an immigration rally in support of DACA.
AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana
As lawmakers debate immigration policy in coming weeks, they should realize that giving immigrants who came to the US as children citizenship not only has broad political support but lifts the economy too.
Trump on Jan. 19, 2018.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
What’s unique about this shutdown? It happened under a unified government – and that’s bad news for the GOP.
Jeff Flake called the US president's lies and attacks on the media a danger to democracy, but it's unlikely to change anyone's mind.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls for Roy Moore to step aside. He later said “let the voters decide.”
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
Everything on the GOP wish list just became more daunting to achieve.
Just a little obstruction at the Senate.
Republicans were able to push through a tax plan and a flurry of judicial nominees after the Senate curtailed use of the filibuster. It's time to go all the way.
Doug Jones supporters celebrate his stunning victory.
AP Photo/John Bazemore
It began with a sex scandal. How else?
Democrat candidate Doug Jones has had an unlikely win in the hard-fought Alabama Senate ballot.
Reuters/ Marvin Gentry
Doug Jones has won a tough battle to represent Alabama in the US Senate; meanwhile, the crucial byelection in Bennelong is neck-and-neck, with huge implications for the government if it loses.
Women protest against child marriage in Albany, New York.
AP Photo/Anna Gronewold
It is possible for minors in all 50 states to get married. A scholar explains the long history of child marriage, mostly of young girls, in the US.
Sam Dastyari leaves parliament but insists he is a patriotic Australian.
Sam Dastyari has given in to pressure from within his party and resigned from parliament, saying he had always acted with integrity.
Nigerians don’t trust the police and often resort to mob justice.
Nigeria is on the verge of passing a law to criminalise rampant mob lynching. Other countries have tried to do this and failed.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell celebrates the passage of the tax bill.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
The tax bill that just cleared the Senate contains sweeping changes to nearly every facet of American life.
Graduate students and others rally against the proposed GOP tax reform bill.
Universities play a vital role in promoting economic growth, something the writers of the Republican tax plan have apparently forgotten.
Labor’s Sam Dastyari has been sacked from his position as deputy Senate whip for his poor judgement.
The Sam Dastyari episode underscores the need for clear-cut rules to prevent those with links to foreign governments from using money to influence the political process.
Skye Kakoschke-Moore said she would ask that her case be referred to the High Court.
Nick Xenophon Team senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore has resigned from parliament after being advised she is a British citizen via her mother.
Greens Jordon Steele-John on being an ‘accidental’ senator.
New Greens senator Jordon Steele-John is the youngest person ever to sit in the Senate.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
Stephen Parry has been confirmed as a British citizen.
Stephen Parry's departure is feeding into the current tensions between the Nationals and the Liberals.
Stephen Parry is the first Liberal MP to be caught in the dual citizenship debacle.
The government has been thrown into a fresh crisis, with Senate President Stephen Parry announcing he may be a British citizen.
Attendees chat during Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network conference in 2014.
Jack Plunkett/AP Images for Dell
Republicans rewriting the tax system have a rare opportunity to fix a major problem: most women-owned companies can't take advantage of key provisions designed to help small businesses like theirs.