Jobs, housing, wages, inflation, growth — the areas that will put pressure on the Government

After 27 years without a recession, the chances of one occurring in the next few years have risen and Scott Morrison knows probably better than anyone this was never going to be an easy time to be handed control of the economy.

Prime Minister ponders fresh balance in forming new Cabinet

With the recent exodus of Cabinet ministers and expectations of rewards for well-performing states in the election win, Scott Morrison has a lot to consider as he assembles his new front bench.

Three things went very right for the Nationals as they overcome their year of scandals

Having retained all 16 of their seats, welcomed a record number of women to the party and consolidated under leader Michael McCormack, there could be a renewed sense of stability for the country-based party, writes Lucy Barbour.

Voters back more action on climate change, renewables and electric cars

More than 80 per cent of Australians want the Government to take more action on climate change. That's 20 percentage points higher than in 2013.