Changes to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act unveiled this week look set for defeat in the Senate. But the issue will continue to breathe life.
The Nationals are among the most politically pragmatic members of the Turnbull government.
The impatience of Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce with some among the Liberals is palpable.
The government this week introduced a bill that aims to put a stop to secret agreements between employers and unions without the knowledge of union members.
Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday contacted leaders of the Jewish, Indigenous and Muslim communities, seeking to reassure them.
Malcolm Turnbull is now, it seems, wholly owned by the conservatives in the Liberal Party and their strident media allies. His capitulation to them over Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act has…
There is concern among some Liberals that the 18C issue will lose them votes in seats with large ethnic communities.
Malcolm Turnbull has announced a watering down of the controversial Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.
Malcolm Turnbull and Michaelia Cash challenged Bill Shorten to support the government’s legislation.
The government has announced legislation to ban secret payments between employers and unions.
Peter Dutton casts himself as championing freedom of speech.
Peter Dutton has advised Alan Joyce and other business executives who have written to Malcolm Turnbull urging action on same-sex marriage to “stick to their knitting”. It’s advice some in the government…
The University of Canberra's Nicholas Klomp and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Malcolm Turnbull is throwing out ideas and initiatives as he goes, rather than producing an integrated blueprint.
Malcolm Turnbull had the media troop to Talbingo in the Snowy Mountains for Thursday's big Hydro announcement.
The Snowy Hydro scheme already provides back-up energy to NSW and Victoria.
In its latest move on energy policy, the Turnbull government has unveiled a plan to boost generation from the Snowy Hydro scheme by 50%.
Greens leader Richard Di Natale is calling for a reimagining of the way Australians approach work.
Malcolm Turnbull said the projection last week showed a shortage of gas supply in the eastern market with deep implications for energy security.
Malcolm Turnbull has threatened to use the Commonwealth's power over exports against gas producers if they do not carry through with undertakings to make more gas available for the domestic market.
Controversy has recently surrounded Centrelink and its handling of ‘overpayments’ and personal information.
Privacy laws in Australia need to be reformed, and fast, to stop governments bullying people through publication of personal information.
Going into the gas industry meeting, the federal government said its priority is to make sure adequate gas is available to meet peaking demands.
Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday will pressure the gas industry to increase the supply available to the domestic market, as the government scrambles to get together a viable national energy policy.
Reports gluten can prevent type 2 diabetes come from a study that didn’t really prove this.
This new study could make it seem that gluten intake is protective against developing type 2 diabetes. But there's a more likely explanation.
Julie Bishop’s comments come ahead of a visit to Australia this month by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
Julie Bishop has sent an unusually pointed message to China about the importance of democratic institutions.
Malcolm Turnbull will have to work out how best to handle Pauline Hanson and One Nation before the next federal election.
For the national narrative, perhaps the most notable story out of the Western Australian election revolves around Pauline Hanson and Malcolm Turnbull. Despite the backlash from WA Liberal voters over the…
The University of Canberra's Frances Shannon and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics
The paradox of Pauline Hanson’s campaign is that she is greeted as a celebrity on the streets, while members of her party have been turning on her bitterly.
Saturday’s Western Australian election will be decided overwhelmingly on state factors but its outcome will rumble into Canberra.
The end of the mining boom has hit many people in Western Australia hard, and this has flowed strongly into the election. Debt and deficit are besetting the state budget.