Coalition MPs and senators are expected to discuss freedom of speech and race hate law changes at a party room meeting.
There have been renewed calls for crocodile culling following two attacks, one of them fatal, on the weekend.
CANBERRA [AAP] Former prime minister Paul Keating has hit out at suggestions the Turnbull government might allow young people to raid their superannuation for house deposits. Ahead of the May budget, Mr Keating argues the idea would rob younger Australians... Read More →
CANBERRA [AAP] A costly three-year legal battle over the release of a minister’s diary has been labelled a ‘monumental waste of everyone’s time’ by the man keen to see its contents. Labor frontbencher Mark Dreyfus said Attorney-General George Brandis’s diary... Read More →
CANBERRA [AAP] Politics is about to get a sugar hit as three beehives are installed at Parliament House in Canberra. The move is part of a bid to increase and protect bee populations in Australia. Bees matter to humans,’ Parliament... Read More →
Daniel McCulloch CANBERRA [AAP] One of the Turnbull government’s most senior ministers has launched a venomous assault on the bosses of Telstra and other large companies for engaging in ‘fringe’ issues like gay marriage. Cabinet minister Peter Dutton urged company... Read More →
CANBERRA [AAP] Key crossbench senators are skeptical about the Turnbull government’s $2 billion plan to expand the iconic Snowy Hydro scheme. The prime minister was out inspecting the project on Thursday, which could be in line for a 50 per... Read More →
CANBERRA [AAP] Centrelink, Medicare and child support staff will walk off the job on Friday over a long-running pay dispute. The human services staff have been stuck in negotiations for more than three years without a pay rise and the... Read More →
Bill Shorten disagrees with the new secretary of the peak trade union movement Sally McManus over her claim there is no problem in breaking 'unjust' laws.
The survival of the Great Barrier Reef rests on cutting global warming, with efforts to improve water quality and fishing doing little to prevent major bleaching, according to a new study.
Malcolm Turnbull and gas industry chiefs will meet on Wednesday for what's been described as a 'frank conversation' about the so-called energy crisis. Energy minister Josh Frydenberg, who will also attend the meeting, told reporters two-thirds of Australia's gas was being exported.
The Australian government is directly responsible for an immigration detention system which amounts to torture, Amnesty International will tell senators on Wednesday.
Business and consumer groups, power companies, conservation groups and alternative energy advocates have all found something to like in South Australia's energy strategy.
A man caught allegedly masquerading as a doctor in NSW hospitals for more than a decade has reportedly been tracked down hiding in India.
Police are ramping up the search for a Brisbane man they fear has been murdered, with investigators returning to a bushland reserve where his car was spotted. The car was eventually dumped at Wooyung in northern NSW.
There are still a number of seats to be decided in the WA election, but premier-elect Mark McGowan is already hard at work.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has provided advice to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on technology to help keep the lights on while tackling emissions.
Australian software billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes wasn't expecting so much public support when he engaged in a Twitter conversation about SA's power problems.
Stuart Layt BRISBANE [AAP] A senate inquiry into legislative changes which could affect Adani’s proposed Queensland coal mine will hear from stakeholders in Brisbane on Monday but activists want the time extended. The senate committee will hold a day of... Read More →
Greg Roberts PERTH [AAP] As the dust settles on Labor’s landslide WA election win, attention turns to who will run the state as part of new premier Mark McGowan’s ministry. In opposition there were 20 shadow ministers but he can... Read More →
Sarah Wiedersehn SYDNEY [AAP] Research has revealed the major impact methamphetamine use is having on the Australian hospital system. Ice use was responsible for up to 150,000 additional visits to emergency departments in 2013 alone, according to a study published... Read More →
NSW Premier Gladys Berijiklian is without a parliamentary secretary after the shock resignation of Lennox Head-based Liberal MLC Catherine Cusack.
Tom Rabe WA [AAP] Protesters have crashed a Pauline Hanson campaign event in Perth, clashing with the controversial senator’s supporters and police. At least one person was arrested in the protest outside the Paddington Ale House, where Senator Hanson held... Read More →
CANBERRA [AAP] West Australian premier Colin Barnett admits a perception that he’s had his time in office is a big hurdle to the re-election of his government. On the eve of Saturday’s state poll, Mr Barnett, who’s been premier for... Read More →
CANBERRA [AAP] The federal government will establish a taskforce to look at new ways to promote millions of dollars of investment in community housing. One proposal is to create an affordable housing finance corporation, which would use capital from the... Read More →