George Brandis has compared himself to Voltaire and described proponents of climate change who do not listen to opposing views as mediaeval and ignorant.
National office holders for the Greens will be forced to declare potential conflicts of interest as the party moves to demand greater transparency from senior officials.
Former Australian of the year, paediatrician Fiona Stanley has attacked climate change deniers and warned time is running out for Australia to take action to prevent the public health impacts of global warming.
An Egyptian man wrongly branded a convicted terrorist last year has had his asylum claim stalled in Immigration Minister Scott Morrison’s office for at least two months.
Indonesia’s top military commander says Australia has agreed to stop turning back asylum boats to Indonesia, but the Australian Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison, insists the government’s policy remains unchanged.
Melbourne's Anglican Archbishop has criticised asylum seeker policy which he said was causing great suffering, particularly to nearly 1000 children in mainland detention ''and another 177 in grim conditions in Nauru''.
In Mike Baird, Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey have a political soul mate who could help them realise their plans to rebuild NSW.
As shell-shocked Liberal MPs struggled to accept the sudden resignation of Barry O'Farrell on Thursday, talk turned to how new Premier Mike Baird would work with his federal colleagues.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has moved to clarify he has never held a formal meeting with Australian Water Holdings chief executive Nick Di Girolamo, but he may have met the Liberal Party fund-raiser at party events.
The Abbott government has been warned it must ensure that Japan abides by an International Court of Justice ban on Antarctic whaling after lawmakers in Tokyo passed a resolution effectively rejecting the judgment.