Matthew Knott 11:11 PM He's landed major trade deals and held some of the most senior roles in federal politics. But Andrew Robb's real legacy is not the most obvious.
Bianca Hall and Henrietta Cook 7:17 PM Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has lashed out at suggestions that principals and others could be jailed for speaking out about the treatment of asylum seekers in their care, under tough federal laws.
Judith Ireland 6:30 PM Australia's new sex discrimination commissioner is Kate Jenkins, the Turnbull government announced on Thursday.
Adam Gartrell, Richard Willingham and Mark Kenny 5:07 PM The race to replace outgoing Trade Minister Andrew Robb in his blue-ribbon Liberal seat "will be World War III" as frontrunners Georgina Downer and Tim Wilson and a swath of other contenders battle it out.
4:49 PM Your front page states: "…principal Paul Dingle risks being jailed to speak out for three asylum seekers…." Later the article goes on "…he could run foul of the Border Force Act which threatens imprisonment for 'entrusted persons' who disclose information about detention centres….".
Adam Gartrell 1:46 PM Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader Warren Truss has confirmed he is leaving politics.
Judith Ireland 12:41 PM About 45,000 families will be worse off under the Coalition's childcare reforms because they pay childcare fees that are higher than the upper limits of the government's new subsidy rate.
Peter Hannam 12:16 PM CSIRO chief Larry Marshall has stepped up efforts to convince staff that the plan to lop 350 jobs will be good for the organisation, according to a transcript of an internal video leaked by disgruntled employees.
Judith Ireland 11:40 AM The Senate's community affairs committee is not usually one associated with fireworks.
Adam Gartrell and Mark Kenny 10:04 AM Outgoing Trade Minister Andrew Robb has indicated he wants to see a woman replace him in his Melbourne seat, all but endorsing Georgina Downer - daughter of former foreign minister Alexander Downer - for the role.
Heath Aston The Australian Tax Office has warned 60 multinational companies to "stop gaming the system" and start paying their tax.
Nicole Hasham A bureaucratic error has rendered eight years' worth of approvals for oil and gas operations in sensitive marine areas invalid, Resources Minister Josh Frydenberg has revealed, forcing the government and Labor to rush through laws to make the projects legal.
Heath Aston Parliament is set to hear months of evidence of corruption and lawlessness across all sectors - wider than just the union movement - with the imminent establishment of an inquiry into the need for a national integrity watchdog similar to the Independent Commission Against Corruption in NSW.
David Wroe The threat of a collapsing dam in Iraq that could send water flooding over millions of people has forced Australia's military to make emergency plans to protect soldiers and diplomats.
Michael Gordon and Fergus Hunter Malcolm Turnbull has declared that a referendum to recognise Indigenous Australians in the constitution is achievable next year, saying the first hurdle is to come up with a form of words that "sings" to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Fergus Hunter Indigenous Australians continue to die younger, be out of work more and have less education than other Australians, the annual Closing the Gap report has again revealed.
Peter Martin The government is paying private consultants $440,000 to model the effects of tax changes in an exercise the head of the Treasury says shouldn't be taken too literally.