Labor's attacks on their own former prime minister Kevin Rudd made it difficult for the Coalition to endorse his bid to lead the United Nations, says deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce.
Peter Hannam One day apparently is a long time in climate change politics.
Michael Koziol, Political reporter A "shocked" United Nations has called on Australia to compensate victims of abuse in juvenile detention and extend the announced royal commission nationwide.
Sean Nicholls "Are you concerned? You should be. So am I. Alarm bells are ringing," says the One Nation senator.
Nicole Hasham Almost nine in 10 asylum seeker and refugee children at Nauru reportedly do not attend school and have been accused by local students of being "terrorists" and bomb-makers, leaving already vulnerable young people uneducated and badly disadvantaged.
Michael Koziol Former Greens leader Bob Brown has called on the party's NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon to resign, citing the Greens' poor performance in her state and emphasising a need for "renewal".
Mark Kenny Kevin Rudd learned by telephone that he would not be nominated to run for the top job at the United Nations despite requesting a face-to-face meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and flying to Sydney for that purpose.
Matthew Knott Kylie Sturgess loves science fiction - so much that at the last census, the radio tutor marked "Jedi" in the religion section. Her husband, who has travelled with her from Perth to Atlanta several times for sci-fi and fantasy conventions, did the same.
Tom McIlroy Kevin Rudd has expressed his disappointment at the Turnbull government's decision not to nominate him for United Nations secretary-general, saying the bid would have reflected well on what Australia offers the world.
Cameron Atfield A month would have passed since the July 2 federal election before voters in the Townsville-based electorate of Herbert could have certainty over who represents them in Canberra.
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