Labor's Andrew Leigh has sought to put positive spin on his $40,000 pay cut as a result of factional manoeuvring in Bill Shorten's revamped shadow ministry.
Victorians do not want "a harmful public vote" on gay marriage, Premier Daniel Andrews has claimed in a strongly worded letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull calling for a free vote on equality.
After fleeing the rubble-strewn streets of Baghdad, Nader Sameer is literally building the foundations of a new life – learning how to mix mortar, lay bricks and find a meaningful path in Australia.
A senior government minister warns against the loose use of the word 'terrorism'.
From a life spent dodging bullets in his war-torn village in Burma, refugee Htun Htun has found himself in a more welcoming place.
Malcolm Turnbull will introduce new national laws that would allow jailed terrorists who still pose a risk when their prison terms expire to be held indefinitely as his first order of business when Parliament resumes at the end of August.
TV networks could be given a discount on their licence fee if they refuse to screen gambling advertising.
The same-sex marriage question should be "simple and self-explanatory," the Attorney-General says.
A senior cabinet minister says the best way to counter the views of Pauline Hanson and One Nation is to expose them to "sunlight".
Penny Wong has been appointed Labor's foreign affairs spokeswoman as Tanya Plibersek moves to head up the party's 'education dream team'.
'Throw the book at them': Bill Shorten speaks out after friend embroiled in election vandalism controversy
Those who commit vandalism during an election campaign should "have the book thrown at them", Labor leader Bill Shorten says, after one of his close friends was arrested for allegedly sabotaging the polling booth material of rivals during the election.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has announced Labor's new-look frontbench, as he seeks to ramp up pressure on the Turnbull government in the next term of Parliament.
'Change doesn't happen when you are silent': first female Muslim and Indigenous MPs share common ground
"You're not really Australian because you're brown," Anne Aly was told as an Egyptian-born child growing up amongst white, freckled children in Sydney's western suburbs.
A possible free trade agreement between Britain and Australia has been raised at Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's first meeting with Boris Johnson since his shock appointment as Foreign Secretary.
Pauline Hanson scored her greatest support in Sydney from voters in the western urban electorate of Lindsay.
Deputy Labor Leader Tanya Plibersek is returning to the domestic political fray, taking on the role of shadow education minister in a reshaped Labor ministry that Opposition Bill Leader hopes will help oust the Coalition from government.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has stepped in to save Kim Carr after the Victorian was dumped by his own Left faction.
The ABC has been cleared of systemic "anti-business" bias in a major review of its coverage, with former ANZ boss Mike Smith confessing he has rethought his negative perceptions of the broadcaster.
Bill Shorten's incoming frontbench will include 13 women and 19 men.
Kevin Rudd might have "almost no chance", but that's still a far better chance than any Australian has had before of winning the top job in global diplomacy.
Another Lazarus-like return from the political dead is under way in Tasmania.
Seated next to Pauline Hanson on the Q&A panel on Monday night, Sam Dastyari decided not to ridicule or attack her. Instead he tried something different. He complimented her.
Support is growing for controversial changes to the repayment of university loans, with an influential group of universities throwing its support behind the collection of HECS debts from deceased estates.
Malcolm Turnbull has flagged a rethink by security agencies of the design and protections in place at large public gatherings in the wake of last week's terror attack in Nice.
A federal Conservative Liberal-National MP retracting claims Islam was behind Thursday night's police station attack says it is surprising the attack was not related to terrorism given it took place in western Sydney.
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Last month's Brexit vote is expected to have only a very limited impact on the Australian economy, a new report by leading financial regulators has found.
The Bureau of Statistics has been quietly hanging on to the names it collects with the census to conduct studies despite a public commitment to destroy them.
Labor's National Left faction is set to formally split and shadow minister Kim Carr is ready to lead the creation of a new "progressive" Left faction based in Victoria.
Australia's counter-terrorism czar has been tasked with exploring whether potential "lone wolf" terrorists can be better identified by matching data about extremism, criminality and mental illness.