Australia just found out the price of blocking foreign investment.
Cabinet Minister Christopher Pyne has acknowledged the simmering tensions between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his predecessor Tony Abbott, admitting that the two still disagreed about "who the prime minister should be".
Another 7 million calls simply "abandoned".
One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts is yet to be convinced that climate change is real and is caused by humans.
Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs has acknowledged she misled a Senate inquiry this week by impugning the reputation of a journalist who reported critical comments she made about Australian politicians.
A loophole is allowing the Liberal Party elder to pocket his entire $200,000 a year pension on top of full pay for new envoy role.
Affected workers say the cut will see their families' incomes slashed by thousands of dollars each year.
A male staffer for a Liberal MP in New South Wales attempted to identify himself as a woman as part of a sneaky factional deal to win an executive position in a student election.
Malcolm Turnbull has publicly contradicted his predecessor, Tony Abbott, declaring the former prime minister's office had been aware of negotiations in 2015 to trade a senate vote for a change in gun laws.
Mike Baird has been forced to clarify a claim by his deputy that the government supports reclassification of the controversial Adler shotgun.
The Turnbull government has quietly backed down on unpopular laws that threatened doctors and nurses with jail if they spoke out about abuses in offshore detention centres.
In the end, the ceremony was a fizzer. Fourteen long months after the same-sex marriage plebiscite first emerged from its Coalition party room cocoon, it passed the House of Representatives with barely a whimper or cheer.
Scott Morrison must raise tax revenue and dump the government's $50 billion, 10-year company tax cut plan to save Australia's Triple A credit rating, Labor's treasury spokesman Chris Bowen says.
Government warned it "could be found to have engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct" but ignored the advice.
The head of the Bureau of Statistics has apologised for poor judgement and testing the patience of Australians during the 2016 census.
Entourage included a departmental pyschologist, a conduct and ethics manager, and a health and safety officer.
The CSIRO needs to ensure its research into the coal seam gas remains independent of industry.
Tony Abbott has a new answer to the question that has been dogging him for more than a year: do you want to make a return as prime minister?
The RSL NSW has nearly $350 million in cash and liquid assets held across hundreds of sub-branches, much of which critics say is not being properly used to help needy veterans.
The task of being an intelligence chief has become tougher with the rise of cyber-threats and terrorism, according to the former head of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, David Irvine, who says he would like to see a "much stronger" national cyber industry.
The federal government would be "crackers" to water down a ban on importing rapid fire shotguns into Australia because of the growing terror threat, Tony Abbott says, in comments that place him at odds with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Nationals MPs.
Defence Minister Marise Payne has refused to release letters detailing the division of responsibilities between herself, Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne and Defence Personnel Minister Dan Tehan amid reports of a "turf war".
Australia's top financial regulator has dismissed as self-serving arguments by Australia's big four banks that they can't afford to offer so-called "tracker mortgages" that would move in tandem in official interest rates.
Ever been brushed off by Centrelink with a story that didn't sound right? The Commonwealth Ombudsman knows the feeling.
Outgoing green finance chief Oliver Yates has fired several parting shots at the Turnbull government.
BHP boss described the "continual questioning of our economic and social contribution" in Australia as "chilling".
"The Australian government is not a hospital, it is not a hotel, it is not an internet cafe and our consular officials cannot just whisk you out of jail."
The ABC has hit back at criticism of a Four Corners investigation into the life asylum seeker children on Nauru.
Young house hunters of Australia, continue munching on $22 smashed avocado on sourdough.
Predicted by no one, the issue of gun control has been revived following claims the government was willing to compromise an ongoing ban on the Adler 110 lever-action shotgun in return for libertarian senator David Leyonhjelm's vote on unrelated legislation.