Prime Minister Tony Abbott has expressed his full confidence in his Defence Minister in the face of sustained parliamentary pressure to sack him.
Liberal MP Alex Hawke does not support same-sex marriage, but he wants his party to have a free vote on the issues, declaring it is the "only way" to resolve the issue.
No outstretched hand fell unshaken; no proferred baby went undandled; no selfie avoided.
Same-sex marriage advocates are rejoicing that Senator David Leyonhjelm is due to introduce his same-sex marriage bill to Parliament on Wednesday. .
Prominent Australian artists have united to release a song calling on children to be released from detention.
The Abbott government has been accused of “complacency gone mad” over plans to abolish the National Water Commission.
A landmark report into assault and abuse in the military has found that more than 1100 alleged abusers are still serving in the ranks.
Liberal National Party senator Ian Macdonald will co-sponsor a bill to legalise the medicinal use of cannabis nationally.
Defence Minister David Johnston has expressed "regret" over his extraordinary remark that he would not trust the government's shipbuilder ASC to "build a canoe".
NSW has to prepare for worsening water security as climate change triggers winter rainfall reductions of as much as 50 per cent and rising temperatures increase evaporation.