James Massola, David Wroe 7:56 PM Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop are considering all options, including the dramatic step of recalling Australia's ambassador to Indonesia.
Judith Ireland 7:24 PM Acting Labor leader Tanya Plibersek's push to make Labor MPs vote for same-sex marriage has sent shockwaves through the party with at least one MP promising to cross the floor if they had to support the reform.
Matthew Knott 6:52 PM Deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek has "wrecked" progress within the Liberal Party towards a conscience vote on same-sex marriage, the Liberal Party's first openly gay federal parliamentarian says.
Dan Harrison 6:21 PM Patients will find out what payments and "educational" trips their doctors have received from drug companies, after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission approved a new code of conduct for the pharmaceutical industry.
Heath Aston 5:17 PM BHP Billiton has revealed the true extent of its sweetheart deal with tax authorities in Singapore and acknowledged that the Australian Tax Office is chasing it for $500 million in unpaid taxes and fines in relation to the so-called "Singapore sling".
Judith Ireland 8:00 PM Women worldwide earn only three quarters of what male workers are paid, while they do almost two and half times the amount of housework, a United Nations report has found.
Markus Mannheim 2:58 PM Marketing blitz, worth at least $1.75 million, apparently breached government policy.
James Massola 2:38 PM Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she is "profoundly dismayed" Bali nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have been given 72 hours' notice of their executions, and that there is "no evidence" Indonesia is responding to diplomatic pressure.
1:59 PM Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has denied having any influence in a decision by SBS to sack one of its reporters over offensive Anzac Day tweets.
Heath Aston 12:15 PM BHP Billiton has revealed the true extent of its sweetheart deal with tax authorities in Singapore.
Judith Ireland and Matthew Knott 11:44 AM Union heavyweight and prominent same-sex marriage opponent Joe de Bruyn has dismissed Tanya Plibersek's push for a binding vote on the issue, arguing she is just "playing up" to her inner-city electorate.
Judith Ireland 11:14 AM Acting Labor leader Tanya Plibersek is calling on her party to make all Labor MPs vote for same-sex marriage in a fresh bid to get federal parliament to legalise the reform. Ms Plibersek will argue the ALP should change its platform at the party's national conference in July.
Heath Aston 10:12 AM Cbus, which manages $27 billion on behalf of building and construction workers, is calling on the Abbott government to crack down on employers who duck the super guarantee contribution.
Matthew Knott 8:59 AM Health Minister Sussan Ley has confirmed the government will tackle "perverse incentives" in the health system by removing over-the-counter medications - such as Panadol, aspirin and antacids - from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in the May budget.
Peter Martin 8:03 AM Including the family home in the pension assets test could be a political plus if handled properly, a new report suggests.
Nick Miller 6:50 AM The head of the elite counter-terrorism unit that broke a January terrorist siege in Paris has asked Australian prime minister Tony Abbott to put him in touch with the team that faced a similar challenge in Sydney the month before.
James Massola 2:18 AM Labor and the Greens have backed calls for Bali 9 pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran to be granted clemency, even as the condemned men confront the reality that they could be killed by the Indonesian state as soon as Tuesday night.
James Massola 11:11 PM ISIL recruits an Australian medical professional that outwardly showed no signs of supporting extremist Islamic views.
James Massola 9:39 PM 200 Australians have been confirmed safe, but 349 have not been accounted for.
James Massola Labor Health spokeswoman Catherine King says any savings found in a review of the system should be re-invested in health care, not used to repair the budget bottom line.
Dan Harrison Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty says Australia is being seen as "public enemy number one" on climate change and risks being isolated as China seeks to reduce its reliance on coal.
Dan Harrison From risk of fire to choking hazards, a record number of products were recalled from Australian shops last year because they were unsafe.
Dan Harrison Businessman Ron Walker is thrilled that the drug he credits with saving his life could be made publicly available.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she fears the worst for Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, as Australian embassy officials are called to a meeting about Indonesia's plans to execute them.
James Massola, Matthew Knott Academic Ray Wills has compared the appointment of "sceptical environmentalist" Bjorn Lomborg to head up a new development think tank to putting disgraced former premier Brian Burke in charge of economic policy.
James Massola He's been called the most hated man in Australian politics, an alien from another planet, and describes himself as a "fixer". But now Christopher Pyne is preparing to show a different side of himself in his memoirs "A Letter to My Children".