Queensland's abortion debate heating up in back rooms of parliament.
The "fragile" global economic recovery has taken a hit from the shock Brexit result, Malcolm Turnbull has said, even as he sought to reassure Australians that a re-elected Coalition can weather gathering waves of instability.
Australian top economic forecasters expect living standards to fall in the year ahead as economic growth weakens and the budget deficit blows out.
Supporters on both sides of politics are at odds with their parties on some key issues including the environment, asylum-seekers and counter-terrorism legislation, Fairfax Media's YourVote compass has revealed.
The "fragile" global economic recovery has taken a major hit from the shock Brexit result, Malcolm Turnbull has said, even as he sought to reassure Australians that a re-elected Coalition can weather gathering waves of instability.
Here are five scandals that might have appeared on its radar.
Leading corporate and political figures have called for a federal anti-corruption agency
If Australia's leading economists were deciding the election they would vote for Labor's cuts to negative gearing.
Dealing with climate change will be as important a challenge for the next Australian government as dealing with the deficit according to the BusinessDay Economic Survey.
The Labor Party has referred outgoing Liberal National MP Teresa Gambaro to the Australian Federal Police over revelations about the selection of her electorate office.
The global jolt caused by Britain's vote to leave the European Union has redrawn battlelines in Australia ahead of the final week of the federal election campaign, catapulting concerns over global disruption and economic stability to the forefront of the agenda.
Brian Hood is walking proof that Australia's whistleblower laws need revamping.
Defence and foreign affairs experts have reacted with dismay to the shock Brexit vote, warning it will lead to a more fragmented West and make the world a less secure place.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is a distraction and a rival politician best dismissed, says Senator Glenn Lazarus.
Australia's peak lawyers' group is calling on government and company lawyers to raise the number of women barristers they brief to represent them in court to narrow the gender gap at the bar.
One public servant called the manipulation of figures a 'fraud upon the people of Australia'.
Outgoing Brisbane MP Teresa Gambaro went against departmental advice when she selected a new electorate office that was considered too expensive, poorly positioned and had insufficient disability access and visitor parking, documents released under Freedom of Information legislation have revealed.
Australia will formally back India to join the club of nuclear suppliers on Friday, finally laying to rest a bitter stoush over uranium exports.
Bulk billing is smarter than widely realised.
Arguably the most visible election posters in Hobart are for a woman who - according to conventional wisdom - has no chance of winning. But does she?
Concern about tackling climate change continues to grow.
The Greens' most venerated elder statesman has targeted the lower house seat of Brisbane as "inevitably Green", but Bob Brown conceded it could take an election or two.
Collingwood president Eddie McGuire's jokey comments about drowning Fairfax journalist Caroline Wilson have elicited a rebuke from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Most Australians do not think patients or GPs should have to foot the bill for running Medicare, a Fairfax Media poll shows.
Australia's top diplomat has warned that Asia's future as the world's economic powerhouse is much less certain than it was even five years ago as the region's major economies – particularly China – struggle with vital reforms.
ABC chief Michelle Guthrie has talked of the day she can deliver programs before people realise they want them.
Bill Shorten has snubbed Eddie McGuire as Julie Bishop backed the Collingwood president by calling the focus on his remarks about Caroline Wilson a distraction from "important issues".
Three-quarters of Australians believe the country's Navy should follow the United States in challenging Beijing's expanding military activity in the disputed waters of the South China Sea by carrying out so called "freedom of navigation" operations, a poll has found.
A Labor government would aim to cut the number of Australians committing suicide by half over the next decade, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has said, as he pledged $84 million in new spending to tackle the issue.
Spencer Davis has plenty to say about Australia's future, and does his best to make sure he's heard.