Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
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In a moment like this, Jakarta can persuade Canberra to refrain from interfering in the situation developments and political dynamics in Papua.
Activists hold slogans as they protest against Chinese aggression in the South China Sea outside the Chinese consulate in Makati, Philippines in November 2021.
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China is posing many challenges to the Indo-Pacific region in 2022. How should Canada and Australia respond?
Word from The Hill: Next step for Morrison is visit to governor-general
Michelle Grattan discusses politics with politics + society editor, Amanda Dunn
In a humiliation rebuff to Scott Morrison, a revolt by Liberal backbenchers has struck down the provisions of the sex discrimination legislation that allow discrimination against gay and transgender children.
The Morrison government is resisting calls for a royal commission into robodebt. But there are still too many unanswered questions about the controversial scheme.
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Branch stacking may not be be new. But if the ALP is to fend off political rivals in the future, it will need to get serious about reform.
Anthony Albanese has also criticised the government for attacking freedom of the press and the right to protest.
In this third “vision statement”, the Labor leader has condemned online platforms for being unwilling to filter out false information.
Parliament has now finished its sitting fortnight. Michelle Grattan discusses the key issues from it, including Labor’s approach to passing legislation given its weaker position in the Senate.
Anthony Albanese is considered the Labor party’s only leadership alternative to Bill Shorten.
Albanese’s speech comes against a background of speculation that Bill Shorten’s leadership could be under pressure if the party performs badly at the Super Saturday byelections.
The fight over penalty rates is an issue made for Bill Shorten’s skill set.
For Bill Shorten, cuts to Sunday penalty rates could become a pale version of WorkChoices.
Labor's edge over the government in the polls has seen the party stay united. But it has not stopped speculation about whether frontbencher Anthony Albanese would be a better leader of the party.
Political reporter Karen Middleton is releasing a book about the life and career of Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese. At its heart is a deeply personal story of Albanese's absent father.
Bill Shorten and daughter Clementine after a press conference in Moonee Ponds on Sunday.
In an election full of drama, it is still remarkable that media speculation on Sunday was not about whether Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership might be shaky but the possibility of a challenge to Bill Shorten.
If Bill Shorten fell just short of victory, he would have a substantial case to hang onto his post.
As election day nears – well, only a fortnight away – speculation within each side is already turning to what happens after July 2.
It’s difficult to pick which side of politics won the first week of the election campaign.
Anthony Albanese has well-honed political skills, displayed both within the Labor Party and electorally.
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is not the only senior politician having conniptions about his seat. Anthony Albanese was in his New South Wales electorate of Grayndler on Monday, the first full day…
The Smart Cities Plan sounds good, but the proof will be in the detail – all still to be worked out.
The discussion paper makes all the right noises, but the proof of the policy will be in the detail of partnership arrangements and implementation structures, and in how new money is used.
Malcolm Turnbull is known to favour public transport, but he also sees the need to twin the development of higher-density activity centres with rail infrastructure.
The ‘30-minute city’ goal is about more than urban rail and other transit projects. It means transforming our cities into centres of activity where work, study and services are all close by.
Malcolm Turnbull’s potentially most dangerous opposition has begun to emerge from inside his own party.
If Anthony Albanese becomes Labor leader, Australians will have the strongest ideological and stylistic contrast in major party leaders since Malcolm Fraser and Bob Hawke 33 years before.
Anthony Albanese says a returned Labor government would invest in urban rail.
Shadow infrastructure minister Anthony Albanese is already mapping out policy for a future Labor government, challenging in particular the priority Tony Abbott has given to roads and stipulating greater…