Acting PM Richard Marles has warned we need a “clear eyed focus, every moment” amid China’s rising influence in the South China Sea.
Paul Papalia says the bizarre case of a male stripper who sparked an emergency response when he was allegedly spotted in city with a gel blaster gun shows “exactly why” the firearms were outlawed.
Steve Butler & Shannon Hampton
An independent police oversight body has recommended Victoria Police set up a dedicated system to deal with complaints by Aboriginal people following an audit.
On the numbers presented in a new TVNZ-Kantar poll, Jacinda Ardern is on track to lose office in next year's New Zealand election.
Outspoken West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has weighed in on Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan and issued a stern warning to China.
The South Australian Labor Party has decided to give back a controversial donation from the construction industry union.
The revelation of a vicious bashing by an opposition MP two decades ago has rocked New Zealand politics, but may not cost Sam Uffindell his job.
Peter Dutton has unleashed on Chinese President Xi Jinping after he continued to do one thing over the weekend.
A party leader who used psychedelics in her youth and another who thinks more drugs are the last thing needed on the streets have gone head-to-head.
After a stunning donation scandal, a party leader has chosen his childhood friend and best man to take on an important role.
A veteran political staffer has been picked to replace Mitch Catlin as Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy's chief of staff after he resigned in scandal.
The saga surrounding the former deputy premier has been described by the man himself as “a personal hell”. Here is how it has played out so far.
Premier Mark McGowan believes China’s aggressive response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan ‘has been a bit over the top’ and called on Beijing to ‘calm down’.
A public hospital bed-block of NDIS participants is the result of inefficient processes ignored by the former government, the minister Bill Shorten says.
Australia is playing host to senior European and US diplomats as the issue of China's assertiveness in the Pacific reaches well beyond the region.
Dominic Giannini and Tess Ikonomou
Foreign Minister Penny Wong met her Latvian counterpart in Canberra to discuss the war in Europe, China's aggression in the Pacific and the EU free trade deal.
The Solomon Islands' PM has reportedly snubbed a US-organised memorial service, a move that comes amid concern about the Pacific nation's closeness with China.
Former South Australian senator Rex Patrick has announced his candidacy to become the lord mayor of Adelaide at this year's local government elections.
The federal government's emissions-reduction targets should be massively increased, a submission to an inquiry on the climate change bills states.
The workplace relations minister says he wants to see an end to employers getting rid of enterprise agreements.
NSW Premier Dom Perrottet has come out swinging against “false and offensive” allegations levelled against him.
One of two men who broke out of a Victorian youth prison at the weekend has been captured but the other still remains at large.
John Barilaro has objected to an “uncomfortable” question about a personal relationship during his testimony about an appointment to a plum trade job in New York.
Colombia's first leftist president has been sworn in, promising to fight inequality and achieve peace after a long war between the government and rebel groups.
Luis Jaime Acosta, Nelson Bocanegra and Julia Symmes Cobb
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