In an emotional attack, Labor MP Emma Husar, who has an autistic son, says Pauline Hanson must apologise to every autistic child for saying they should be segregated in schools.
Labor leader Bill Shorten has asked Sam Dastyari to resign from his senior positions over his connections to a Chinese businessman.
Malcolm Turnbull's about face on a banking royal commission has plenty of politicians criticising, justifying and gloating about the decision.
Fairfax Media's national affairs editor Mark Kenny believes the royal commission into the banks is a setback for Malcolm Turnbull's leadership.
Despite repeated claims he may have been misquoted, audio of Sam Dastyari's message to pro-Chinese journalists has been uncovered.
With Nationals Senator George Christensen blaming the federal government for the election loss in Queensland, Liberal MP Warren Entsch has a message for his colleague.
There've been cheers and hugs as the same-sex marriage bill passes the Senate with an overwhelming majority.
Same-sex marriage is expected to pass the Senate on Wednesday, amid criticism of PM Malcolm Turnbull's leadership.
The high-profile senator quits Labor's front bench but will stay on in parliament.
The Attorney-General says legalising same-sex marriage will be as momentous an event as when homosexual acts between consenting males were decriminalised.
The former deputy PM says he's been sent death threats and is being stalked, claiming the campaign for the seat of New England has turned dirty.
Amendments to the same-sex marriage bill are being put forward and the Labor Party says it'll oppose anything that increases inequality and discrimination.
The Prime Minister wants to be able to detain terror suspects for up to 14 days, and for drivers license photos to be given to federal authorities.
In the wake of a disappointing Queensland election result, panelists turned their attention to the the strength, or weakness, of Pauline Hanson's One Nation. Was their loss merely a "flesh wound," or something more serious?
After a five year battle with the government, Sea Shepherd has won the right to access this footage of a Japanese whaling hunt in an Australian whale sanctuary.
Sealed with a hug and a ring: Prince Harry has announced his engagement to actress Meghan Markle, with a royal wedding to take place in Britain early next year.
Ahead of a COAG meeting in Hobart, Shane Rattenbury says the federal government's National Energy Guarantee will constrain the growth of renewable energy.
After the Prime Minister struggled to name an AC/DC song during an interview on Triple M in Brisbane, his office called for listening suggestions on Twitter. The responses came quick and fast. Not all of them were retweetable.
Hear the interesting reason why Bob Katter won't be spending any time worrying about the passage of marriage equality through the parliament.
NXT senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore has resigned after finding out she's a dual British citizen.
There's more criticism for the former deputy PM who won a $40,000 agricultural prize from friend Gina Rinehart and initially accepted the cheque.
The budget lifts the government in the latest Fairfax-Ipsos poll, but Labor still leads, Mark Kenny explains.
The foreign aid budget is now less than half of what was once a bipartisan target. Fergus Hunter explains.
Mark Kenny argues the 2017 budget has recast Canberra politics, and not just for the government.
Australians have been deployed in Afghanistan since 2001, and that doesn't look like ending any time soon.
It's called pumped hydro and it could play a vital part in Australia's energy future.
James Massola has been talking with Treasurer Scott Morrison and reveals the philosophy - and some of the content - of budget 2017.
In a joint press conference with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, US Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration will honour a controversial refugee deal with Australia - even though it does not 'admire' the deal.
Fergus Hunter explains the impact of immigration on other major areas of government policy.
A Fairfax-Ipsos poll reveals a vast majority of voters, including coalition voters, support the existing wording of race-hate laws. Matthew Knott explains.
Buying a house is increasingly out of reach for young Australians - Eryk Bagshaw explains the options being considered.
Is power flowing Labor's way? - watch as government ebbs and flows between Labor and the Coalition in the years since world war two.
US foreign aid can't be used to support contraception or abortion - Stephanie Peatling says it may become a political issue in Australia.
Politicians are meant to declare their interests, but Adam Gartrell argues the system is only semi-transparent and lacks oversight.
As Malcolm Turnbull flounders in the polls, Peter Dutton is being mentioned as a possible leader.
A new report may force Malcolm Turnbull to chose between his party's left and right factions. James Massola explains.
The on-going turmoil in the right-wing of Australian politics favours Bill Shorten, says Mark Kenny.