Turnbull ministers will face Supreme Court to explain why they shouldn't be charged with contempt.
Josh Gordon is The Age's state political editor. After a brief period in the Sydney banking world and the federal bureaucracy, Josh spent six years working as The Age's economics correspondent at Parliament House in Canberra. After cutting himself adrift to travel the world, he was lured back to reporting early in 2007. Most recently he has worked as The Sunday Age's politcal editor, based in Canberra, and The Age's state economics correspondent in Melbourne.
Victoria will spend any cash raised from the potential sale of its share in Snowy Hydro on what it sees fit and will not be dictated to by the Turnbull government, it has declared.
Prime Minister Turnbull has cooled expectations of an affordable housing "centrepiece" in the budget.
Three out of five of Victoria's electricity distributors and two out of three of its gas distributors would be controlled by single Hong Kong-based infrastructure business under a $7.4 billion takeover proposal being considered by the Turnbull government.
A leading national business group has called on Canberra and Victoria to consider an unprecedented "emergency intervention" to keep the Hazelwood coal power plant running.
About 100 trees lining St Kilda Road facing the chop to make way the Metro Rail project have been granted emergency heritage protection by the Turnbull government.
A record 1.1 million workers want more hours but can't get them.
The seeds of disquiet that helped deliver Donald Trump his shock victory in the United States are growing in Australia, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has warned.
The looming closure of the Hazelwood Power Station has been discussed in high level talks between the Australian and French governments.
One Nation will deliver Malcolm Turnbull a key win in the Senate this week.