Prime Minister Tony Abbott has thrown his support behind the legalisation of cannabis for medical purposes.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is reviewing the performance of his front bench and says some of his ministers are "getting As and some are getting A pluses".
Entitlements for former prime ministers should not be decided at the "whim of individual PMs", according to independent Senator Nick Xenophon, who has called for greater transparency around politicians perks.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has found an unlikely defender against online attacks claiming he is a dual citizen and ineligble to hold office.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has renewed his calls for the government to consider banning Russian President Vladimir Putin from attending the G20 in Brisbane in November.
Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan says Australians approaching 50 years of age should have scheduled "career check-ups" just as they would have a regular health check-up, to prevent unemployment as they get older.
Australia does not need the legal protection of a United Nations Security Council resolution to wage war in Iraq, Tony Abbott has declared, while pointedly leaving open the option of extending the mission into Syria if needed.
Tony Abbott stripped Kevin Rudd of travel entitlements he had granted his prime ministerial predecessor just one month prior, documents show.
Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten have met privately and resolved to work together to maximise the prospects of the referendum recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the constitution.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has left open the possibility that Australia's attacks on Islamic State militants could spread across the Iraq border into the terror group's heartland in Syria.