Bill Shorten, who declares himself opposed to Malcolm Turnbull's plebiscite on gay marriage because of its potential to cause social torment and because of its price tag, is having his own mini-plebiscite on the matter.
Tony Wright is the National Affairs Editor of The Age. He has been based in the Canberra Press Gallery for 20 years, working for The Canberra Times, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Bulletin before joining The Age in 2007. He has written two plays and two best-selling books, was named Magazine Feature Writer of the Year twice, has won several UN Media Peace Prizes and has been a Walkley Awards finalist five times.
The whiff of political intrigue has rarely been distant from senator Stephen Conroy.
Thursdays, a small bunch of us hunched our shoulders and shuffled down the corridor to an empty classroom that seemed a long way from everywhere.
The truth is, Australia is in danger of being swamped by mindlessness if the likes of Pauline Hanson are to be treated seriously.
Malcolm Turnbull celebrates (if that is the correct word) his one-year anniversary as Prime Minister on Wednesday. Rather than looking back, here's a look into our crystal ball to foresee his second year.
Prayers were barely completed before the President of the Senate comprehended the frightfulness awaiting his chamber.
How the words must have stung young Sam Dastyari.
Michael Keenan noticeably thrilled when Fairfax Media insisted on inquiring about his longevity as a frontbencher.
Anthony Albanese has no time for those who might judge the worth of a family by the number or gender of the parents in it.
Why was Christopher Pyne waving a piece of paper over his head while calling his opposite number 'scum'? Tradition.