Liberal Senator Arthur Sinodinos has resigned as Assistant Treasurer, paving the way for Tony Abbott to implement a frontbench reshuffle.
Former prime minister Julia Gillard did not commit a crime and was not aware of any criminality committed by union officials during her time as a lawyer for the Australian Workers Union, the trade union royal commission has found.
Clive Palmer's media adviser, Andrew Crook, has been detained in raids connected to the alleged kidnapping of a bank executive, according to reports.
Jacqui Lambie’s threat to vote down all government legislation unless the Defence Force is offered a better pay rise appears to have backfired with the firebrand senator revealing the Prime Minister is now refusing to negotiate with her.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott will spend the weekend pondering a reshuffle to his frontbench after a month in which he has attempted to remove "barnacles" holding back his government.
GP of 20 years Charlotte Hespe fears for the future of her profession. "Under these incentives, what junior doctor would want to come and work in primary care?" she asks.
More than 90 per cent of Kevin Andrews' free relationship vouchers are still in want of a couple and a couch, even though the trial period for the scheme is almost half over.
More than 30 babies born to asylum seeker mothers in Australia will be able to stay in the mainland with their families and not be processed on Nauru under a secret deal struck by crossbencher Ricky Muir.
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has allowed 31 babies who were born to asylum seeker parents to remain in Australia and not be sent to Nauru.