In an emotional attack, Labor MP Emma Husar, who has an autistic son, says Pauline Hanson must apologise to every autistic child for saying they should be segregated in schools.
Senator Lee RhiannonÂ has been suspended from taking partÂ in any contentious decisionsÂ in the Greens' party room until her NSW wing makes a series of reforms.
A secretly recorded speech from Christopher Pyne has opened up old wounds within the Liberal Party including factional tensions and the PM's leadership.
For the first time, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten makes an election promise to legislate against the Fair Work Commission's move to cut Sunday penalty rates.
Big climbdown announced by Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, announcing a 'reset' for a referendum on Scottish independence she had wanted before EU divorce talks are finalised in 2019.
Attempts to repeal and replace "Obamacare" suffer a serious setback with Senate Republicans forced to postpone this week's expected vote.
The former prime minister has detailed the policies he would like the Turnbull government to take on at a speech to the Institute of Public Affairs.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull borrows some lines from Donald Trump when asked about internal party division, saying it's just clickbait journalism and fake news.
When the former Senator and leader of the Motoring Enthusiasts Party moved to Canberra, he left behind his job at the local mill. Now he's returned bigger and better.
The under fire Greens senator says she hasn't had an opportunity to explain herself to colleagues over suggestions she undermined the party by campaigning against Gonski 2.0.
Following revelations retirement village operator Aveo ripped off older Australians, the Aged Care minister says all governments need to do more to prevent this happening again.
Senior White House adviser and President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump said in an interview on Monday that she tries to stay away from politics.
What does it mean now that the Trump administration is able to enforce a limited version of its ban on travellers arriving from six, mostly Muslim countries?
Liberal minister Christopher Pyne has reportedly been caught on tape saying marriage equality would happen "sooner than everyone thinks."
The AFP and Victoria police will work closer together to combat Victorian gang violence thanks to the injection of hundreds of million of dollars from the government..
Lee Rhiannon has spoken out against claims she derailed her party's school funding negotiations with the government, rejecting claims from colleagues accusing her of betrayal.
'Around the World in 80 Babes,' a fictional dating guide, has landed an aspiring Liberal candidate in hot water ahead of next month's preselection battle for the state seat of Prahran.
Find out what our politicians now earn after they all received a two per cent pay rise.
After days of deal making, discussions and disputes, the government's $23.5 million school funding package has passed.
Angry rainbow-clad protesters waited in vain for tennis legend Margaret Court at a Liberal Party fundraiser in Melbourne on Thursday night.
It's been 30 years since Bob Hawke pledged no Australian child would live in poverty by 1990. A new report reveals just how far off that target we still are.
The budget lifts the government in the latest Fairfax-Ipsos poll, but Labor still leads, Mark Kenny explains.
The foreign aid budget is now less than half of what was once a bipartisan target. Fergus Hunter explains.
Mark Kenny argues the 2017 budget has recast Canberra politics, and not just for the government.
Australians have been deployed in Afghanistan since 2001, and that doesn't look like ending any time soon.
It's called pumped hydro and it could play a vital part in Australia's energy future.
James Massola has been talking with Treasurer Scott Morrison and reveals the philosophy - and some of the content - of budget 2017.
In a joint press conference with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, US Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration will honour a controversial refugee deal with Australia - even though it does not 'admire' the deal.
Fergus Hunter explains the impact of immigration on other major areas of government policy.
A Fairfax-Ipsos poll reveals a vast majority of voters, including coalition voters, support the existing wording of race-hate laws. Matthew Knott explains.
Buying a house is increasingly out of reach for young Australians - Eryk Bagshaw explains the options being considered.
Is power flowing Labor's way? - watch as government ebbs and flows between Labor and the Coalition in the years since world war two.
US foreign aid can't be used to support contraception or abortion - Stephanie Peatling says it may become a political issue in Australia.
Politicians are meant to declare their interests, but Adam Gartrell argues the system is only semi-transparent and lacks oversight.
As Malcolm Turnbull flounders in the polls, Peter Dutton is being mentioned as a possible leader.
A new report may force Malcolm Turnbull to chose between his party's left and right factions. James Massola explains.
The on-going turmoil in the right-wing of Australian politics favours Bill Shorten, says Mark Kenny.