Foreign holidaymakers have launched legal action against the Turnbull government's controversial backpacker tax, arguing it breaches Australia's international tax treaties.
Adam Gartrell is the health and industrial relations correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based in Parliament House
Growing split in Anglican Church as bishops break ranks to write letter in support of gay marriage bill
In a letter that points to a deepening split inside the Anglican church over same-sex marriage, seven Anglican bishops have written to MPs to show not all religious leaders believe amendments to Dean Smith's legisatlion are necessary.
The new foreign interference laws will include a ban on foreign political donations and will enhance and reform the espionage and foreign interference related offences in the Criminal Code.
Malcolm Turnbull has declared he is "satisfied" no more Coalition MPs will fall due to dual citizenship.
Malcolm Turnbull has hinted embattled Labor senator Sam Dastyari could be under security agency investigation as he seeks to ramp up pressure on Bill Shorten to boot him out of Federal Parliament.
Malcolm Turnbull says he has "every confidence" his leadership will survive as the government sheds "barnacles" and welcomes back Barnaby.
Questions raised about who paid for Pauline Hanson's $4500 snorkelling trip to the Great Barrier Reef.
"I just don't understand why it took a number of National Party backbenchers to drag the Prime Minister kicking and screaming to this decision," says George Christensen.
The Turnbull government will establish a royal commission into misconduct in Australia's banking sector.
Bill Shorten has put Sam?Dastyari?on notice following revelations the Labor senator told a Chinese benefactor his phone was likely being tapped by intelligence agencies, but the Turnbull government says he has undermined national security and his position is "untenable".