Federal Politics

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.

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says it 'stands to reason' senators who attracted more primary votes and preferences ...

Coalition, Labor team up to clear out crossbenchers

The Coalition and Labor will back a plan ensuring many of the new Senate crossbenchers are forced to seek re-election in 2019 while roughly half the major party senators are guaranteed job security for six years.

Ousted Liberal MP Andrew Nikolic, pictured with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, has said a campaign by GetUp! has cost ...

Liberal blames loss on 'dishonest' GetUp!

Ousted Liberal MP Andrew Nikolic has taken to social media to accuse left-wing lobby group GetUp! of running a "dishonest, nasty, personal campaign" that cost him his seat.

Labor MP for Melbourne Ports Michael Danby in Parliament.

Libs may claim long-held ALP Melbourne seat

The Liberal Party is poised to claim the seat of Melbourne Ports from Labor for the first time, helped by sitting MP Michael Danby rejecting a directive to always preference the Greens.