George Brandis has defended Australia's refugee deal with the United States, affirming it is still going ahead after Malcolm Turnbull's now-infamous phone call with Donald Trump.
Heath Aston The Turnbull government would likely feel an electoral backlash in marginal seats if Sunday penalty rates are cut, polling suggests.
Matthew Knott Government watered-down individual salary disclosure requirements during its 'red tape' repeal day.
Mark Kenny, Peter Martin, Adam Gartrell Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has conceded that scrapping the carbon tax had given consumers only a "brief respite" from rising electricity prices, forcing those with the means to invest in self-generation such as roof-top solar.
Matthew Knott Angela Zena Hadchiti had dared to hope the abuse was over.
Daniel Flitton Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has dashed to Washington for a series of high-level meetings as the US seeks to soothe relations with allies bruised in the early days of the Trump administration.
Tom McIlroy The submission by federal president, Aiden Depiazzi, and vice-president and staffer to backbench senator Eric Abetz, Josh Manuatu, calls for "strong and effective action" to control intergenerational federal government debt and for the Student Services and Amenities Fee to be abolished for university students.
Adam Gartrell The Turnbull government has confirmed it is considering changing the rules that govern its $10 billion green bank to allow it to subsidise the next-generation of coal-fired power stations.
Noel Towell Dog of a day at Defence as boss reveals consultants and contractors now outnumber public servants
David Wroe, National Security Correspondent The Australian head of the Joint Strike Fighter program says he is confident the next delivery of the cutting-edge combat aircraft to the RAAF is on track despite a report finding the next batch of planes will not have the most up-to-date technology.