Lucy Cormack 1:30 PM Former independent MP Tony Windsor has slammed a bungled government operation that would have seen people stopped for passport checks on the streets of Melbourne, telling ABC radio he had no doubt that some in the Abbott government "hope that something goes wrong domestically."
Sarah Whyte and Fergus Hunter 10:46 AM Progress has been made in smoking and Indigenous birthweights, but not in reading rates and employment.
Andrew Darby 8:58 PM The Liberal Party has moved to clear its record with the Australian Electoral Commission over a $48,000 debt repaid in Tasmania by former director Damien Mantach, as Labor calls for a police investigation.
Philip Wen 8:52 PM Andrew Robb has described the trade union movement's opposition to Australia's free trade agreement with China as "nothing short of economic sabotage".
Tom McIlroy 11:30 PM High profile former Greens Senate candidate Simon Sheikh won't contest the 2016 federal election,
Mark Kenny No matter who decided it was a good idea for the freshly uniformed paramilitary types of the Australian Border Force to team up with police to randomly intercept citizens in Melbourne to undertake random visa checks this weekend, it is a very bad look for the Abbott government.
Australian Border Force cancels plans to patrol Melbourne CBD as part of antisocial behaviour operation
Nicole Hasham An operation involving the Australian Border Force that was to target potential visa fraudsters in the heart of Melbourne has been cancelled following a public backlash.
Alana Schetzer and Tammy Mills The controversial Border Force visa checks across Melbourne's CBD has been cancelled.
Alana Schetzer What do you do when something appears so ridiculous, so absurd, that a logical response just doesn't cut it?
Michael Gordon 7:00 PM Tony Abbott has warned advocates of strong constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians that, if they go for everything they would like in the referendum question, they will "probably end up with a proposal that won't pass".
David Wroe Former soldier and senior Labor figure Mike Kelly has hit back at WA Liberal candidate Andrew Hastie over his remark that the former Labor government did not fully support Australian troops in Afghanistan.
Noel Towell Troubled department to undergo full review.
Nicole Hasham Alleged sex crimes against asylum seekers, worker misconduct and cases of typhoid and tuberculosis were not reported to the nation's workplace safety watchdog, showing the federal government is aiding a "cover up" of alarming conditions at the Nauru detention camp, a lawyers group says.
Mark Kenny The Abbott government's multimillion-dollar inquiry into trade union corruption has been delayed again amid fresh claims that email traffic relating to a Liberal Party function were withheld from union lawyers when they originally applied for the Royal Commissioner Dyson Heydon to step down last week.
Allison Worrall A Liberal MP has a bad case of foot-in-mouth after mistakenly agreeing with the union movement on Twitter.
Andrew Darby Senior federal Liberal Eric Abetz has distanced himself from the Mantach funds scandal, as the Australian Electoral Commission confirms it is examining a $48,000 debt repaid to the party.
Heath Aston The novice leadership team of the Greens has made a potentially damaging tactical blunder after party members "bombarded" crossbench senators with phone calls urging them to oppose the Abbott government's legal attack on environment groups.
Heath Aston The task facing Andrew Hastie, the former SAS soldier hoping to retain the seat of Canning for the Liberal Party at next month's crunch byelection in Western Australia just got trickier.
Jane Lee A woman who paid $355 more to divorce her partner under short-lived higher Family Court fees is challenging a court's decision that the way they were raised was lawful.