The world's longest sea-crossing bridge in China is hailed as a feat of human ingenuity, but some worry it may bring more than just tourists.
A certain frustration has been foaming on the surface of the nation's capital for some time, and the bubble everyone's been talking about lately has brought this pot of rage to boiling point.
With an overwhelming expectation of Labor victory at the next election, "union bred, fed and led" Bill Shorten, as Scott Morrison likes to call him, needs to make it clear how he would work with the union movement and where his industrial relations policies lie, writes Michelle Grattan.
Peter Dutton's revelation that he has long regarded parliament as "a disadvantage for sitting governments" put in words what many suspect our politicians — particularly those in power — think, writes Tracey Arklay.
Canberra calls on Thailand to immediately release a Melbourne-based refugee, amid fears he could be tortured if an extradition request made by Bahrain is carried out.
Parliament House in Canberra was designed to facilitate democracy, but instead symbolises the emptiness at the heart of our nation. And its centrepiece — a large slab of reflective granite — evokes a desire to throw coins and to wish for something better, writes Kim Dovey.
After an excruciating two weeks, with a trouncing in Victoria, a Liberal defection, Malcolm Turnbull's provocations and an impasse with Labor, Scott Morrison retires to enjoy his first — and likely last — Christmas at Kirribilli, writes Michelle Grattan.
Sayed Rabbani fled Afghanistan as a young boy in 2001. He spent his teenage years in refugee camps before being granted asylum in Australia. Now he says every moment children are kept on Nauru causes more suffering, which will haunt them for the rest of their lives.