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Barnaby Joyce has resigned as deputy prime minister and leader of the Nationals. Photograph:  AAP/Lukas Coch/via Reuters

The difference between Dynasty and the Australian government is that one features a scandalous affair, an angry, scorned wife, a pregnant younger love(...)

Emmanuel Macron at the launch of the European Head of States and Governments in Brussels on Friday: parties jumping aboard his new centrist vehicle will have to be unhappy with its current arrangement. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Through a mix of cunning, opportunism and exceptional timing, Emmanuel Macron upended French politics. Could he do the same for the European Union? Th(...)

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull hugs Liberal MP Warren Entsch   after the passing of the Marriage Amendment Bill earlier in December. Photograph: Lukas Coch

Australia’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, finally has a spring in his step again, after a year of infighting in his Liberal-National government. (...)

Liberal MP Warren Entsch (centre) hugs Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull (left) after the passing of the Marriage Amendment Bill in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra. Photograph: Lukas Coach/EPA

Australia became the 26th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage after a Bill to do so was passed almost unanimously through parliament ju(...)

Australian senate president Stephen Parry hass said  he will resign after confirming he was a dual national. Under the constitution a politician must only hold Australian citizenship to be eligible to be elected to the parliament. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP.

A citizenship crisis that robbed Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull of his one-seat majority will claim another politician, with the Senate pr(...)

   The comedian Magda Szubanski,  who revealed she was gay in 2012, has become emotional in TV interviews during the campaign, talking about a lesbian friend who was forced to “stand outside and listen to the screams” of her terminally ill partner because they were not legally married.

One of Australia’s best-known TV personalities, comedian Magda Szubanski, thought Ireland would serve as a template for passing same-sex marriage ther(...)

Australia’s deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce, in parliament on Monday, when he disclosed he may be a citizen of New Zealand. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/ EPA

Australia’s deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce, may be ineligible to sit in the country’s parliament after it emerged he is a New Zealand citizen. (...)

Supporters of same-sex marriage  at a protest march in Sydney on August 6th. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

Same-sex marriage could be legal in Australia by Christmas, after a postal vote on the issue followed by debate in parliament. But a postal plebiscit(...)

 President Donald Trump: his nominee for the job of US ambassador to the Netherlands was born in Groningen before emigrating with his family to the US aged three. Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Leaving aside the controversial president who’s proposing him, it would be hard to find a person less at one with the deeply ingrained liberal ethos o(...)

John Redmond MP

History sometimes repeats itself. In ways, the hastily-arranged deal yesterday between the Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party mirrors on(...)

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