Federal Politics

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's decision to mothball the China treaty has been described as the worst-handled foreign ...

China syndrome: Turnbull turns on a dime over extradition

The government says it supports an extradition treaty with Beijing because it will ensure Chinese criminals are sent back to China, where they belong. And it maintains that righteous enthusiasm right up until suddenly, it's gone.And so, another column in the facade of orderly, government, topples to populist whimsy.Cory Bernardi's power as a rookie independent, just got a pretty big kick-along. The government's prestige, not so much.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull: Problems threaten to dog him to the next election.

Right voice, wrong answer

There is a growing sense around the halls of power that Malcolm Turnbull is finally starting to get somewhere, writes Mark Kenny.

Premier of South Australiia Jay Weatherill has a reputation for bold and often unorthodox policy solutions.

Political force with uncommon gentleness

Politicians normally avoid airing their dirty linen in public but for Australia's longest governing leader, it was actually a laundry incident that nearly brought him undone.

The federal and ACT parliaments are inquiring into the need for, and form of, anti-corruption agencies for their ...

Nothing to see here, move on

The federal and ACT public services say they have no serious integrity problems. But who's actually looking?

Past Aboriginal leader the late Sir Doug Nicholls.

Why Indigenous Australia will reject a minimalist referendum question

If the politicians have cooked up a "done deal" for mere minimalism on constitutional recognition, Aboriginal people will say no. Substantive reform, or nothing at all. That was the clear message relayed at the Victorian dialogue in Melbourne this weekend. It is a message we, as convenors of the gathering, support 100 per cent.