Pauline Hanson’s One Nation has suggested a national identity card.
One Nation's proposed national identity card is unviable and likely unconstitutional, so should not be entertained.
Labour force surveys and the Census just aren’t getting it right when it comes to the crucial task of measuring employment.
The ABS' labour force survey is more than 50 years old. We need a new way of measuring employment for a new modes of work.
Some say cancer-causing chemicals can leak into packaging and into your food.
There is no evidence supporting claims that cooking or heating food in the microwave can give you cancer or food poisoning.
The prescriptivist stranglehold on grammar isn’t just restrictive, it’s often just plain wrong.
Were your teachers right about when to use commas, and about not starting sentences with 'and'?
Look tasty? It depends what’s in it.
3D printed food is already here, but not everyone is convinced it looks edible.
Scott Morrison and Mathias Cormann speak to the media after the release of MYEFO in Canberra on Monday.
The government has made a concerted bid to reinforce Australia's AAA credit credentials by ensuring the budget is still projected to return to surplus in 2020-21.
Rod Culleton’s future is up to the High Court, which is considering whether he had the right to contest the July election.
Biting insults have been exchanged as Western Australian senator Rod Culleton splits from Pauline Hanson, ahead of the High Court determining whether he will be turfed from parliament.
These are the books to read with your children this summer.
From the informative to the whimsical to the flat out hilarious, here are ten Australian books to keep your child's brain active through the holidays.
Malcolm Turnbull addresses the Australian Republican Movement’s 25th anniversary dinner in Sydney on Saturday.
In his much-anticipated weekend speech to the Australian Republican Movement's anniversary dinner, Malcolm Turnbull juggled the past, the present and the future.
As it is, it’s a fairly safe bet that Malcolm Turnbull will never usher in a republic.
As he joins the Australian Republican Movement at its 25th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Malcolm Turnbull will surely have a rueful thought for what might have been.
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Ahead of next week's mid-year economic and fiscal outlook, the government has been hit with the sobering news that real GDP shrunk in the September quarter.
George Brandis said Stephen Donaghue was a ‘distinguished constitutional lawyer’.
The new Commonwealth solicitor-general is Stephen Donaghue – an uncontroversial choice whose appointment has been welcomed.
Scott Morrison says after current spending is taken care of the government will be able to focus on ‘good debt’.
Treasurer Scott Morrison says the government will take on more 'good debt' to boost productivity when current spending is under control.
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Amending Section 18C would send a 'dangerous message', according to the Executive Council of Australian Jewry.
While Marise Payne participated in Tuesday’s cabinet meeting by telephone, she is not well enough to travel to Japan.
The Australia-Japan foreign and defence ministers' 'two-plus-two' talks, due to be held in Japan before Christmas, are being deferred because of Marise Payne's recent illness.
Open to all?
The actions of the Coalition government speak louder than words in its commitment to open government.
Friday’s post-COAG press conference saw a blunter approach from the assembled first ministers.
A ragged COAG meeting has ended with a split over a new competition agreement and public swipes at Malcolm Turnbull and his government.
Scott Morrison rejected earlier foreign-controlled bids for the S Kidman & Co. pastoral empire on national interest grounds.
The sale of the vast Kidman pastoral empire to the joint venture Outback Beef has passed the foreign investment hurdle.
The University of Canberra's Nicholas Klomp and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Offenders who breach personal protections injunctions would face up to two years jail or a fine of more than $20,000 or both.
The Turnbull government has announced it will strengthen the law relating to family violence.