Sam Dastyari had a Chinese donor with deep connections to the communist government pay his bill after he exceeded taxpayer-funded travel entitlements.
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.
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.
Michael Koziol Senator is snapped falling asleep on his first day, but still supports liberalising the restrictions on Senate photography.
Fergus Hunter Treasurer Scott Morrison and broadcaster Ray Hadley have unloaded on each other over the workload of politicians, with the outspoken host alleging federal politics is populated by "bludgers and leaners".
Stephanie Peatling Being called Andrew, David, Steven, Anthony or Christopher gives you the best chance at nabbing a seat in the federal Parliament.
A Bega woman who pleaded guilty to a shopping centre stabbing has been sentenced to five years and ...