Federal Politics

How a minister's career unravelled

Sussan Ley's trip to the Gold Coast was ''in accordance with the rules'', says her office.

Embattled MP Sussan Ley resigned as health minister on Friday, amid growing controversy about her travel expenses and purchase of a luxury Gold Coast apartment while on a ministerial trip. 

Same-sex exemptions would be insulting, say LGBTI advocates

Supporters of LGBT and human rights wave rainbow flags during a rally supporting a proposal to allow same-sex marriage ...

Allowing civil marriage celebrants, government employees and businesses exemptions from same-sex marriage laws would uphold discrimination and homophobic attitudes, advocates for gay and lesbian Australians have told a parliamentary inquiry.