The mission is to 'make libertarianism sexy'. The men on the panel seemed to agree their cause suffered from an image problem.
Michael Koziol is the immigration and legal affairs reporter for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based in Parliament House
The Turnbull government's metadata retention regime is set for renewed scrutiny after the Australian Federal Police conceded it accessed a journalist's phone records illegally on its first such attempt.
The breach took place as part of an investigation into a leak of confidential government material.
Controversial Sydney University lecturer Tim Anderson used a series of Anzac Day social media posts to accuse Australian military personnel of committing murder in Syria.
Health authorities struggle to contain an outbreak that is estimated to have affected up to 900 people on the island of 10,000.
Andrew Laming says a new verse should reflect Australians' larrikinism, resilience and sense of reward for effort.
Papua New Guinea MP who called Peter Dutton 'ridiculous' was no longer technically an MP after last week's court ruling.
"His comment that he knows more than we do is ridiculous," says local MP Ron Knight.
The Immigration Department is struggling to cope with a massive influx of inquiries about the government's changes to the citizenship test, with callers turned away or placed in lengthy queues.
"That's a total different issue altogether," Manus Province police commander David Yapu said.