Victorians do not want "a harmful public vote" on gay marriage, Premier Daniel Andrews has claimed in a strongly worded letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull calling for a free vote on equality.
Nicole Hasham Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has announced Labor's new-look frontbench, as he seeks to ramp up pressure on the Turnbull government in the next term of Parliament.
Stephanie Peatling Malcolm Turnbull will introduce new national laws that would allow jailed terrorists who still pose a risk when their prison terms expire to be held indefinitely as his first order of business when Parliament resumes at the end of August.
Nicole Hasham After fleeing the rubble-strewn streets of Baghdad, Nader Sameer is literally building the foundations of a new life – learning how to mix mortar, lay bricks and find a meaningful path in Australia.
Nicole Hasham From a life spent dodging bullets in his war-torn village in Burma, refugee Htun Htun has found himself in a more welcoming place.
Stephanie Peatling A senior government minister warns against the loose use of the word 'terrorism'.
Stephanie Peatling The same-sex marriage question should be "simple and self-explanatory," the Attorney-General says.
Stephanie Peatling A senior cabinet minister says the best way to counter the views of Pauline Hanson and One Nation is to expose them to "sunlight".
Nicole Hasham Penny Wong has been appointed Labor's foreign affairs spokeswoman as Tanya Plibersek moves to head up the party's 'education dream team'.
Nicole Hasham "You're not really Australian because you're brown," Anne Aly was told as an Egyptian-born child growing up amongst white, freckled children in Sydney's western suburbs.
About 6pm emergency services were called to the pools at the southern end of the park.