Federal Politics

The failure of SA's wind farms during last month's storm were worse than originally thought.

What's really going wrong with electricity?

The extreme weather conditions and 80,000 lightning strikes that thrust South Australia into darkness last week was extraordinary enough; the disingenuous debate it sparked about Australia's changing energy system has been something else again.

Families opposed to a plebiscite on same-sex marriage rally outside Parliament earlier this month.

Just one electorate opposed to same-sex marriage

Just one electorate in the country has a majority of voters opposed to same-sex marriage, according to research that suggests MPs and public debate are significantly trailing voters in backing change.

The Australian-funded asylum seeker processing centre on Nauru.

Refugee waits for 'urgent' evacuation from Nauru

An Afghan refugee sent to Nauru by the Australian government remains on the Pacific island nearly three weeks after a doctor advised he needs to be urgently evacuated to treat a potentially fatal heart condition.

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young: unhappy about losing immigration portfolio.

The 'messy' interview that divided the Greens

Recriminations over a Greens re-shuffle that stripped Sarah Hanson-Young of the immigration portfolio continue to flare in public after the South Australian Senator declared she did not accept Richard Di Natale's explanation of why she was moved.