After seven months of waiting for a support package, artists can finally apply for funding. But with ministerial sign-off, the guidelines don't instil hope.
George Brandis told the Senate that classical liberal values were under 'greater challenge than at any time in my memory'.
There is not a great deal to be said for Malcolm Turnbull's reshuffle, and quite a lot to be said against it.
Malcolm Turnbull's reshuffled cabinet has five new faces, but one of the Nationals’ best performers has been unceremoniously dumped by his party leader.
George Brandis will become Australia's high commissioner to London in a reshuffle set to be announced on Tuesday.
The drawn-out process of Australia legalising marriage equality has finally come to a close, with a bill passing the lower house by an overwhelming majority on Thursday.
This is the second consecutive time the Nationals have chosen a female senator as deputy leader.
The new foreign donations laws announced this week will potentially stifle the work of foreign funded charities and environment groups working in Australia.
Labor has announced it will not support any amendments to the Dean Smith same-sex marriage bill, including an amendment proposed by George Brandis. Here's why it is right to do so.
The government has been thrown into a fresh crisis, with Senate President Stephen Parry announcing he may be a British citizen.
Parry, a senator from Tasmania, is the first Liberal to be caught in the dual citizenship debacle.
The opposition says at least 20 executive decisions and 47 ministerial announcements made by Barnaby Joyce could be open to challenge.
Giving Australia's lobbying laws teeth, and a sizeable regulatory jaw to occasionally brandish them, is a major step in the right direction.
It's ironic, but true, that the man who was lambasted for asserting the right for people to be bigots is at present the strongest voice in the cabinet for the protections of the rule of law.
In a suburban hair salon, a Muslim woman suddenly feels unwelcome in the country she has loved for 40 years.
The review of the Australian family law system is welcome, but it should not waste precious time and resources on data that already exist.
The safeguards bill will be introduced on Wednesday and passed before parliament rises on Thursday.
Tony Abbott was commenting on a motion for a ban George Christensen will move when the Nationals' federal conference meets this weekend.
George Brandis says he is confident that decisions made in office by ministers now under a dual citizenship cloud are not in doubt.
Pauline Hanson's stunt of wearing a burqa into the Senate on Thursday drew a swingeing attack from George Brandis.