Malcolm Turnbull has sought to kill off the latest backbench push for a free vote on same-sex marriage amid rising factional tensions.
Adam Gartrell is the health and industrial relations correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based in Parliament House
Labor will overrule the independent workplace umpire and legislate to fully restore Sunday penalty rates if it wins the next election.
Rogue Greens senator Lee Rhiannon says there is a behind-the-scenes campaign underway to destroy her reputation and she feels "bullied and harassed" by her treatment.
The Greens have twice censured rogue senator Lee Rhiannon for disloyalty and fear she will continue to destabilise the party if they impose a similar sanction for undermining their school funding negotiations.
Proposed cuts to Medicare-funded after-hours home visits by doctors will force more than 2700 extra people into the nation's hospital emergency departments every night, the sector's peak body has warned.
Rogue Greens senator Lee Rhiannon could soon be expelled from the party after all of her federal colleagues made a formal complaint about her conduct during recent school funding negotiations.
The Greens senator angrily rejects claims she derailed her party's school funding negotiations with the government.
Labor is calling for the PM to sack three ministers over their comments on Victorian courts.
Federal politicians are set for a July 1 cash bonanza, with every MP in Parliament to receive thousands of extra dollars in pay, and a cut to their tax rate.
Bill Shorten has been forced to distance himself from a CFMEU boss who threatened to reveal the home addresses of construction industry inspectors, as the government flagged it would refer the unionist to police.