Mathias Cormann's placement on the OECD would be a win for Australia – but already it could come at a cost
Prime Minister Scott Morrison gave a carefully worded statement in response to questions of a prisoner swap. This kind of deal could bring criticism from Australia's allies.
Scott Morrison has encouraged federal public servants to engage with their Chinese counterparts, saying these are important connections particularly given the tensions in the bilateral relationship.
Anthony Albanese has announced that the Labor party will hold its national conference “virtually”.
Scott Morrison has delivered a speech rejecting "binary choices" – China and America.
The Green Climate Fund channels money from rich countries to help low-income countries tackle climate change and cut their emissions. But Australia stopped contributing.
In a region and world in flux, Japan and Australia have taken another step towards a formal military alliance.
Scott Morrison is hopeful his national cabinet's goal of an 'open Christmas' won't be impeded by a cluster outbreak in South Australia.
After a disastrous few years under the Trump administration, Australia must find a way to confront China on bullying behaviour while seeking its co-operation on climate change and trade.
The federal government has concluded a $1 billion agreement for a new high-tech manufacturing facility in Melbourne which would produce pandemic influenza vaccines as well as antivenoms.
The government is setting up a special investigator office to examine the findings of the inquiry into alleged misconduct by Australian special forces in Afghanistan between 2005 and 2016.
Overnight, Christian Porter had been reduced from high-flying attorney-general to a man forced to publicly confront a nightmare episode of “This is Your Life” delivered by Monday's Four Corners.
The federal government will extend the JobSeeker Coronavirus supplement for an extra three months. The supplement will be at a reduced rate of $150 a fortnight during that period.
Scott Morrison has lost no time pivoting to the incoming US presidency, declaring on Sunday he hopes Joe Biden and his wife Jill will visit Australia for next year's 70th anniversary of ANZUS.
The opposition leader takes the extraordinary step of advising Scott Morrison to ring the US president to ask him to respect democratic processes.
Under a Biden administration, fireside chats in the White House will come with new expectations that Australia significantly increases its ambitions under the Paris agreement.
Assuming things go Biden's way, Morrison would pivot to what would be a more conventional presidency, although one that would bring its own challenges for him, especially on climate policy.
The government has secured deals for two further COVID-19 vaccines, taking its portfolio of agreements to four.
Chief of Australia Post Christine Holgate today resigned following evidence given before Senate estimates last week that Australian Post employees were gifted Cartier watches.
Annastacia Palaszczuk's Queensland win reinforced the accepted wisdom that this crisis favours incumbents – provided people think they are doing the right thing.