Social Services Minister Christian Porter says he is confident the major institutions and states will join the Commonwealth child abuse redress scheme.
The High Court will today hand down its judgements on the citizenship status of seven members of parliament, including the deputy prime minister.
The Turnbull government has rejected a "radical" plan for a national indigenous representative assembly.
A Human Rights Watch report released before the detention centre's closure details claims that refugees have been robbed and stabbed on Manus Island.
A woman whose son was the first person in Queensland to be given access to medicinal cannabis is worried about the way regulators are going.
Senior Turnbull government ministers are standing by Employment Minister Michaelia Cash as Labor calls on her to resign for misleading a Senate committee.
The NSW government is facing questions about how a power station, sold by the state for $1 million in 2015, has been revalued at $739 million two years later.
Inflation could see its biggest rise in four years because of energy costs, an issue Treasury's John Fraser is likely to be quizzed on when he faces senators.
Sea World experts will try to free a whale and calf trapped in shark nets off Nobby Beach on the Gold Coast.
A Victorian upper house MP will take views of the public into account when voting for the state's controversial assisted dying laws, even though he supports them.
Malcolm Turnbull’s NBN is a shambolic mess, not just for consumers struggling for a connection, but also for the workers forced to deal with the disaster, the Communications Union said today.
Australian music 'trailblazer' George Young, AC/DC producer and star of hit-makers The Easybeats, has died aged 70.
New polling shows a majority of voters in Malcolm Turnbull's Sydney electorate support pricing carbon.
With a projected population of six million in 2036, Sydney will be divided into three major cities all linked by public transport.
More details have emerged of a Queensland fisherman's epic fight for life, as search crews continue looking for the bodies of his crewmates.
Exit polls indicate that Japanese voters have returned Prime Minster Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition to power in national elections.
Jacinda Ardern will be the next prime minister in a coalition government, with NZ First leader Winston Peters almost certainly her deputy.
The UN has again pressed Australia on its treatment of asylum seekers, with some policies being described as "shocking" and "disturbing".
The major parties have been accused of grovelling to the pokies industry following alleged machine-rigging and money-laundering at Crown.
The former Labor prime minister Paul Keating has issued a stern warning to Victoria about its proposed euthanasia bill, urging parliamentarians to kill it off.
The Commonwealth, state and territory governments spent almost $160 billion on welfare in 2015-16, according to a new report.
Home ownership rates are falling most dramatically among young Australians, a biennial report card has found.
Anti-poker machine campaigner Nick Xenophon has joined the call for a senate inquiry to examine allegations Crown Casino tampered with its poker machines.
Bob Brown's High Court challenge against Tasmanian anti-protest laws has been successful.
Malcolm Turnbull faces a difficult task convincing Labor and the states to back his national energy guarantee policy as his colleagues hit the airwaves.