The university sector has attacked the government for pushing through the biggest set of school funding reforms in a generation while slashing funding to their institutions and hiking student fees.
Eryk Bagshaw is an economics reporter for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based in Parliament House
Compared with the country described in the 1966 census we're more Asian, less Christian and more openly gay.
Melbourne is set to overtake Sydney as Australia's most populated city, for the first time in history the majority of Australians born overseas are from Asia not Europe and there has been a 39 per cent surge in the number of people declaring themselves in a same-sex relationship.
Federal politicians have slashed their overseas travel bill by half.
The Turnbull government is considering a bounty style reward worth millions of dollars for those who blow the whistle on corruption or unethical behaviour at the hands of multi-billion dollar corporations.
Australia is shedding jobs for retailers and farmers by the tens of thousands as we become a country of carers and builders.
Australia has dropped five places in a global survey of the best places to live, but still remains one of the only countries outside of Scandinavia in the top 10.
Business leaders and one of the world's top economic experts have savaged the federal government's visa changes, accusing them of threatening the economy and labelling foreigners as barbarians.
Australians are worried about foreigners and robots, the Governor of the Reserve Bank says, creating the "real crisis" in the economy.
The collapse of Network Ten may be the dramatic shift that pushes the Senate cross bench in favour of the most significant changes to media laws in a generation.