Mark Kenny 2:33 PM Malcolm Turnbull doesn't like the term "travel entitlement". The communicationally gifted Communications Minister is a former journalist and barrister, so he knows a thing or two about the power of words in conveying the correct meaning.
Judith Ireland 2:14 PM Community and welfare groups have slammed the Abbott government's plans to make young unemployed people wait four weeks to get the dole, telling a Senate committee there is no evidence it will help vulnerable youths find work.
Lisa Cox 11:48 AM Environmentalists have had a big win in their case against Australia's largest coal mine after the Federal Court overturned federal environmental approval granted to Adani.
Latika Bourke 9:49 AM Cabinet minister Christopher Pyne has hit out at his "cowardly" colleagues privately briefing the media urging former Speaker Bronwyn Bishop to retire.
Mark Kenny, Anna Patty, Jane Lee 7:01 AM A proposal for a new take-it-or-leave-it class of "enterprise contracts" reminiscent of the Howard government's much-loathed Work Choices laws has sparked a fresh scare campaign by Labor and the unions, despite the Abbott government distancing itself from the idea and another to cut Sunday penalty rates.
Nicole Hasham 1:15 AM The Abbott government has rejected a call by its own independent advisers to impose extra scrutiny on polluters to ensure billions of taxpayer dollars are not spent on emissions cuts that would have occurred anyway.
Peter Hannam 10:05 PM Carbon emissions from the country's main electricity grid have jumped at an annual rate of about 2 million tonnes in the past two months, the quickest pace in more than a decade, according to analysis by energy consultancy Pitt & Sherry.
Peter Martin 7:53 PM The most important finding of the Productivity Commission's workplace relations inquiry is perhaps the most surprising, given how keen the government was to set it up: "Australia's recent labour market performance does not suggest a dysfunctional system".
James Robertson 7:50 PM Former Speaker Bronwyn Bishop has not announced her retirement from federal parliament but speculation about a replacement for her blue ribbon seat reached fever pitch on Tuesday.
Peter Martin 12:00 AM Limiting negative gearing to new properties and cutting the discount on capital gains tax would save the budget $9 billion over four years, the Parliamentary Budget Office has found.
Phillip Thomson 11:30 PM It's a time of austerity. But here are the phantom work stations Aussie taxpayers are footing the bill for.
Judith Ireland 3:43 PM Volunteering for activities such Meals on Wheels and at school tuck shops should count as "work" that will qualify parents for childcare payments, major childcare providers say.
Nicole Hasham 3:34 PM The Senate committee that examined the health effects of wind farms has vanished without a trace – and so too has an investigation into who leaked its draft findings.
Jane Lee, Mark Kenny Employees would be able to take public holidays at a different time with full penalty rates and negotiate for longer annual leave in lieu of pay rises under a wide range of proposed changes to Australia's workplace relations framework.
Appearing on live television in the early hours has its perils as academic and political commentator Dr Scott Burchill discovered on Tuesday morning when he named a dead MP as a potential replacement for outgoing speaker Bronwyn Bishop.
Latika Bourke Prime Minister Tony Abbott has all but declared Bronwyn Bishop's political career over, following her resignation from the Speakership in disgrace over her lavish use of taxpayer-funded travel perks.
Mark Kenny and Peter Hartcher Victorian Liberal Tony Smith and South Australian Liberal Andrew Southcott have emerged as the most promising chances to fill the void left by disgraced former Speaker Bronwyn Bishop.
Lisa Cox Prime Minister Tony Abbott has promised a sweeping review of parliamentary entitlements after the resignation of Bronwyn Bishop as speaker. But what rules and perks could be put under the inquiry's microscope?
Tom Arup The Abbott government should draw up national rules dictating how wind farms are built and operated and punish states that do not accept them, a Senate committee inquiry into wind turbines has urged.
Christopher Knaus Peter Slipper's lawyer says his client was denied the opportunity to deal with expenses claims internally.
Jane Lee National security laws to boost the Abbott government's powers over returning foreign fighters and asylum seekers who arrive by boat, and the controversial section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act are among those that interfere with "traditional freedoms" and should be reviewed, the Australian Law Reform Commission says.
Jane Lee All of Lindt Café gunman Man Haron Monis' correspondence with ministers in the Attorney-General's Department since 2010 was overlooked when it passed documents to a review into the Lindt Café siege, due to an administrative spreadsheet error, a senate inquiry has revealed.
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott has endangered Indigenous support for constitutional recognition of the first Australians by ignoring the advice of Noel Pearson, the Indigenous leader he has called a visionary and a prophet.