Tony Abbott's trade union royal commission has demanded the ALP hand over sensitive details about Bill Shorten's union power base as the commission turns its sights on the rorting of power within the party.
Dan Harrison Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs has defended her recommendation that a refugee who killed his defacto wife should receive $350,000 in compensation for his detention.
Fergus Hunter and Gareth Hutchens Australia’s federal politicians have been outed as the country’s most enthusiastic property investors, casting doubt on their willingness to rein in negative gearing.
Ross Peake The iconic tally board from the former national tally room, previously used for federal elections, will become part of history at Old Parliament House. However, the Museum of Australian Democracy will not have space to display the entire board which is 37 metres wide and seven metres high.
Dan Harrison The political party Malcolm Fraser was working to set up when he died was to stand for an Australian republic that was reconciled with its first peoples through a treaty, with a larger population, a more independent foreign policy and a post-carbon economy.
James Massola A shake-up of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's office is on the cards, with long-serving political fixer Tony Nutt in discussions to return to Canberra after the NSW state election.
James Massola One of the largest donors to the New South Wales Labor Party, a Chinese-based property group, picked up the tab for federal Labor senator Sam Dastyari after he was sued by an advertising firm.
Peter Hannam and Lisa Cox The Abbott government has proposed a major concession to the heavy-polluting electricity industry in its Direct Action climate change policy by exempting individual companies from caps on emissions.
Jason Dowling The cameras clicked fast from those gathered outside The Scots' Church on Russell Street as Julie Gillard stepped out - she was a popular figure at the funeral of former prime minister Malcolm Fraser.
David Wroe Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been too busy to return Tony Abbott's phone call about the fate of the Bali Nine pair on death row, Jakarta's envoy in Australia has said.