One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has triggered a firestorm around religious freedoms after wearing a burqa into Parliament.
Michael McCormack is responsible for the Australian Bureau of Statistics, which is running the same-sex marriage postal survey.
The contractor responsible for the health of asylum seekers has been slugged more than $300,000 for problems relating to treatment of tuberculosis and other serious diseases in onshore detention, raising grave questions over the quality of care delivered to vulnerable people behind the wire.
The invitation suggests that the US considers that Australia has already indicated a willingness to do more.
A delegation of Danish politicians has cancelled a planned visit to Nauru after the island's government barred two MPs who had criticised Australia's immigration regime and one MP who was born in Syria.
Federal government-commissioned report uncovers the dark side of better fuel quality in our two biggest cities.
Manus Island workers have reportedly suffered psychotic episodes after being given a controversial anti-malarial drug and detainees are still being offered the medication despite official warnings that people with mental illness should not use it.
When Asal Jabar is bored she yearns to play hide-and-seek. But in Nauru's refugee ghost camps, the young Iranian must creep around medicated, drowsy inhabitants who can reportedly sleep for more than 15 hours a day.
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill says both PNG and Australia agree that the Manus Island detention centre must close.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson's calendar is filling up with meal invitations - this time from the church whose Sunday service was gatecrashed by her anti-Islam supporters.