A proposal designed to delay and divide is doing exactly that. And conservatives are loving it.
Matthew Knott is a political reporter in the Canberra bureau covering communications and education policy.
High-profile Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, one of Parliament's most outspoken critics of offshore detention, has been stripped of the immigration portfolio by Greens leader Richard Di Natale despite her wishes to stay in the job.
Fly-by-night private colleges with high drop-out rates are set to lose access to taxpayer subsidies under a federal government plan to "smash" the business model of dodgy operators.
The ABC has come under fire for signing a sponsorship deal with Swisse Wellness that will help the vitamin giant promote its products throughout the Asia Pacific.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has defended giving $5 to a beggar in Melbourne, putting him at odds with the city's lord mayor who says giving money to people on the street entrenches homelessness.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says there are "worthy arguments" in favour of softening the Racial Discrimination Act but the issue is not a current "priority" for his government.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has accused the Vietnamese government of behaving unreasonably by denying hundreds of Australian veterans access to the Battle of Long Tan memorial site.
Why won't the media give Peter Dutton a break?
A Coalition senator has called for tougher regulations of mobility scooters after his wife was forced to have a hip replacement when she was hit by one at high speed.
Be nice to each other. Don't forget your family. And watch your waistline. This place is like a feedlot with alcohol.