Bill Shorten is heaping more pressure on Tony Abbott over same sex marriage by inviting Liberal MPs to co-sponsor his bill.
Adam Gartrell The Abbott government is struggling to secure Senate support for some of its key budget measures.
Adam Gartrell When Catholic Ireland and Mormon Utah are beating us to progressive social reforms, something’s gone terribly wrong.
Daniel Flitton Tony Abbott wants new powers for the government to revoke the citizenship of dual national Australians who become terrorists, whether by fighting in Syria or Iraq, or at home. More drastic changes are also on the cards. What are the ramifications? Daniel Flitton explains
Daniel Flitton It's the punchline of Australian politics – a put down for Broadmeadows or Kevin Rudd's description of Julia Gillard's time in the Lodge. But here is why the sensitivity around "Bougainville" is no laughing matter.
David Wroe The Afghanistan province where Australian troops were stationed for eight years and suffered most of their casualties is in danger of sliding back into Taliban control, experts say.
Adam Gartrell Julie Bishop has sought to downplay an extraordinary cabinet leak showing deep divisions in Tony Abbott's government over national security.
Nick Miller Federal and QLD governments convinced the committee they were making 'significant progress', but warns Australia still has more to do to stop continuing damage to this natural wonder.
James Massola The words "man and woman" and "husband and wife" will be replaced by "two people" in the Marriage Act under Bill Shorten's proposal to redefine marriage in Australia.
Tom Allard Earlier this year, two teenage boys from Sydney set out for Syria, fuelled by religious fervour and intoxicated by tales of righteous jihad and adventure. Groomed online by an Islamic State recruiter, their tickets were paid for, and an elaborate route mapped out to avoid detection. There were promises of a weekly salary and military training, and of the glory of the Islamic caliphate.