Latika Bourke 10:34 AM Scott Morrison has attempted to downplay fresh reports Malcolm Turnbull first offered him the Treasury position in February before an unsuccessful spill motion which Mr Turnbull did not end up contesting.
David Wroe 7:48 AM A Sydney GP praised by Turnbull Cabinet Minister Josh Frydenberg as a key moderate Muslim voice has slammed the minister's own attacks on Australia's Grand Mufti as "doing the dirty work of the Hansonites".
Gareth Hutchens and Peter Martin 7:44 AM The Australian budget is facing deficits $38 billion worse than forecast and on present settings will never return to surplus, an authoritative new analysis finds.
Tom Arup 6:56 AM Malcolm Turnbull has paid his respects to the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks with an evening visit to the Bataclan theatre, the site of the most deaths during the November violence on the streets of the French capital.
Adam Morton 6:05 PM Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is coming from the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Malta, where he lobbied other Commonwealth leaders and criticised Opposition Leader Bill Shorten's uncosted pledge on greenhouse gas emissions.
Tom Arup 4:00 PM For a political figure once defined by his strong stance on climate change, Malcolm Turnbull has kept his powder remarkably dry on the issue since becoming Prime Minister
Stephanie Peatling 2:29 PM 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.
Lloyd Jones, AAP Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed Bill Shorten's 45 per cent emissions reduction target as a "heroic offer" that is too expensive, as he prepares to fly to Paris for key climate change talks.
David Wroe Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says the Syrian refugee crisis will likely "get worse before it gets better", signalling a pessimistic assessment of global efforts to find a political circuit-breaker for the war-torn nation.
Adam Gartrell EXCLUSIVE: Special arrangements will be put in place to ensure parents who work irregular hours – such as fly-in fly-out workers – don't miss out on the Turnbull government's new childcare subsidy.
Adam Gartrell He's a little rounder, his hair has thinned and his grinning face is an even brighter shade of red. But overall, 10 years in politics hasn't done too much physical damage to Barnaby Joyce.
Lloyd Jones Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, an avowed republican, has met the Queen at the opening of the CHOGM leaders' meeting in Malta.
Kate Aubusson and Fergus Hunter Liberal senator Cory Bernardi was the toast of Twitter on Friday as it was revealed he mistakenly quoted an American neo-Nazi charged with child pornography offences.
Peter Hannam The Baird government has been accused of ranking the health of horses above humans after a coal mine near famous studs got knocked back but another near a Hunter village won approval.
Heath Aston The Reserve Bank has been urged to examine potential anti-competitive behaviour in the emerging card-free payments market amid claims the banks have frozen out newcomer Apple Pay.
Heath Aston Tony Abbott's principal perceived strength over Malcolm Turnbull – his uncompromising approach to national security – is an illusion, according to a surprise national poll.
Sarah Danckert and Eryk Bagshaw The push for reform of the vocational education sector has ramped up in the wake of the collapse of Vocation.
David Wroe "Let's be realistic. Not many people are going to ring up the [national security] hotline and dob in a son."
Jewel Topsfield, Karuni Rompies and Amilia Rosa Sixteen asylum seekers whose boat was pushed back to sea by the Australian Navy last week were found stranded near West Kupang in Indonesia on Thursday night.
Jane Lee Police should face tighter restrictions on when they can share information with nations that impose the death penalty in the wake of Indonesia's execution of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, says Philip Ruddock, who was attorney-general when the Bali nine were arrested.
Tony Wright The Senate has rejected the government's proposed Shipping Legislation Amendment Bill which would have allowed foreign flagged ships paying third-world wages to undercut Australian-flagged ships on the domestic cargo trade.
Daniel Flitton A push to examine the wisdom of Australia's planned $24 billion fleet of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters - ranking as the nation's largest ever defence purchase - is underway in the senate.
Nicole Hasham It is a "nonsense" to claim deep emissions cuts would smash the economy while ignoring the economic cost of floods, heatwaves, and other climate change fallout, an expert says, as the Turnbull government and industry attacked Labor's plan to dramatically slash greenhouse gas pollution.
Fergus Hunter Mal Brough is under pressure, conservative MPs are angry and the PM's travelling the world. Here are ten questions.