Eric Abetz has suggested journalists interrupting politicians in interviews could be considered offensive and insulting amid a push to change controversial provisions of the Racial Discrimination Act.
Fergus Hunter Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen says that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull lacks moral authority and economic leadership following revelations in a new book that he and Treasurer Scott Morrison supported a crackdown on negative gearing but were rolled by cabinet.
Nicole Hasham A delegation of Danish politicians has cancelled a planned visit to Nauru after the island's government barred two MPs who had criticised Australia's immigration regime and one MP who was born in Syria.
Daniel Flitton It is Kevin Rudd's manifesto to cure the world's ills - how he might have reunited nations if only Malcolm Turnbull had not blocked his attempt to lead the UN.
Latika Bourke Sam Dastyari had a Chinese donor with deep connections to the communist government pay his bill after he exceeded taxpayer-funded travel entitlements.
Heath Aston, political correspondent Paul Keating has accused Australia of lacking a foreign policy capable of negotiating the rise of China and the diminishing influence of the United States.
Heath Aston The architect of Labor's stronger than expected 2016 election campaign, George Wright, has quit his post as ALP secretary.
James Massola Labor leader Bill Shorten has put Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on the spot over Australia's immigration policy, racial tolerance and reconciliation with indigenous Australians on the first sitting day of the new parliament.
James Massola Liberal backbench senators led by firebrand South Australian Cory Bernardi are mounting a push to force changes to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act back on to the Turnbull government's political agenda.
Noel Towell Omnibus savings bill contains lethal threat to Australia's clean energy innovation effort, say researchers.