Stephanie Peatling is a senior writer. She is a former Canberra Political Correspondent for the Sun-Herald.
Stephanie Peatling Hello and welcome to the final sitting week of the year. As well as all the usual Canberra stuff we must also keep an eye on the international climate change negotiations in Paris.
Stephanie Peatling Government under pressure to release details of childcare package ahead of its introduction to Parliament.
Stephanie Peatling A senior cabinet minister has broken ranks with his colleagues and criticised the Grand Mufti of Australia for failing to adequately condemn the Paris attacks.
Stephanie Peatling Hello and welcome to the last day of the week. Let's see what's going on including former prime minister Tony Abbott's detour into architecture.
Stephanie Peatling Hello and welcome to another day in federal politics. We start off with politicians supporting White Ribbon Day and a very personal speech from one MP about family violence.
Stephanie Peatling Hello and welcome to the day in federal politics. We've got a fleeting moment of bipartisanship before returning to the usual suspects of tax, citizenship and immigration.
Stephanie Peatling Hello and welcome to the first day of the last sitting fortnight of the year. There's a little bit of Christmas in the air as well as the usual suspects such as tax and terrorism. A heady mix.
Stephanie Peatling Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has just left on his first overseas trip leaving his deputy, Julie Bishop, to answer questions about her role in Mr Turnbull's elevation to the top job.
Stephanie Peatling Hello and welcome to a busy day in federal politics. The royals are in town, it's the anniversary of the dismissal and Parliament will debate citizenship legislation.
Stephanie Peatling Hello and welcome to another day in federal politics. The government's immigration policies continue to dominate the agenda following a withering report by the United Nations.
Stephanie Peatling Hello and welcome to another day and another week in federal politics. The end of the year looms but there is still plenty to do.
Stephanie Peatling Immunisation experts and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians have warned the federal government's "no jab no play" legislation will do little to boost childhood immunisation rates and could...
Stephanie Peatling Science and innovation have been placed at the apex of Malcolm Turnbull's government but more needs to be done to counter the despair felt by many in the research community.
Stephanie Peatling A new report on the situation facing young women with breast cancer finds the disease kills one woman a week.
Stephanie Peatling Independent senator Nick Xenophon wants to stop politicians' from claiming their superannuation if they are given diplomatic postings.
Stephanie Peatling Government minister promises public will not have long to wait before having its say on marriage equality.
Stephanie Peatling Hello and welcome to Thursday, the last day of the sitting fortnight. Some issues just will not go away such as marriage equality.
Stephanie Peatling Hello and welcome to Wednesday - it's busy already. The government will introduce its changes to family tax payments first thing and then we will hear Joe Hockey's farewell speech.
Stephanie Peatling Hello and welcome to another day in politics. The mystery surrounding the marble table continues as do more serious matters such as the government's plans for the financial system.
Stephanie Peatling Hello and welcome to the start of another week. The Coalition has a spring in its step thanks to the latest opinion poll. Let's see what's going on.