The Home Affairs minister stopped short of advocating direct elections but called for "public reflection" on proposed judges.
Michael Koziol is the immigration and legal affairs reporter for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based in Parliament House
For the first time in years, total government spending on public school students grew faster than for private schools.
The wide-ranging secrecy provisions mean that anyone who deals with some information could be jailed for up to 20 years.
The right-leaning Institute of Public Affairs has joinedGetUp! in slamming the government's "unprecedented and dangerous" bid to clean up political donations.
Australian Trucking Association calls for major overhaul after deaths in NSW soar 86 per cent in one year.
Federal Labor MP Michael Danby has refused to explain how and why he used Commonwealth limousines on personal holidays to Queensland.
The number of university leavers unhappily working part-time remains stubbornly high despite low overall unemployment.
On three of the six trips to Queensland, Melbourne MP Michael Danby conducted no official business at all.
The first crop of legal gay weddings will take place around the country on Tuesday.
Prominent Liberal ministers have launched a stinging attack on NSW Young Liberals president Harry Stutchbury.