Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has signalled Australia is prepared to go its own way on foreign policy and will refuse to follow US president-elect Donald Trump's strategic direction on Taiwan or free trade.
David Wroe It was a stunning disclosure that caused an international furore. And now we know it played out inside a senator's office.
James Massola, Adam Morton Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's disastrous week-long spat over a climate-change policy review has culminated in a showdown with state premiers in Canberra, and criticism from the nation's chief business group.
Michael Koziol, Political reporter "The great risk is that law-abiding firearm owners will feel they haven't been consulted. They'll feel policymakers and lawmakers are making decisions in areas they don't fully understand."
Matthew Knott Just four days into the job, it was clear Michelle Guthrie was in for a bumpy start as managing director of the ABC.
Tom McIlroy Australia's political campaign laws could be changed to require all election materials carry authorisation statements, including text messages and social media posts.
Nassim Khadem, Edmund Tadros A showdown between the Australian Taxation Office and the nation's largest companies including Chevron, Crown and BHP Billiton is looming as the tax man hit seven large companies with tax bills amounting to $2 billion in revenue.
Peter Martin Labor has questioned the bona fides of a report apparently commissioned by the Treasury that plays down the role of big government spending in helping Australia survive global financial crisis.
Noel Towell The union has cried foul over the ballot of nearly 2000 workers in the office of federal politicians, alleging that many were unfairly denied the right to vote.
Noel Towell 'Barnaby's feathering his own nest.'