Malcolm Turnbull has lost his third minister in as many months, but an imminent reshuffle, and a possible breakthrough on Senate voting reform may yet clear the way for an early double-dissolution election.
Heath Aston Negative gearing would be restricted to investments in new housing only under a Labor election policy that Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says will save the federal budget $32 billion over a decade.
Gareth Hutchens The Reserve Bank governor has warned that Australia's political leaders are still failing to explain to voters why the standard of living they enjoy will not last without serious tax reform.
Heath Aston The Turnbull Government has been warned it is running out of time to deliver senate voting reforms to end "preference harvesting", with one election expert saying the job of upgrading vote-counting software and reconfiguring millions of ballot papers would be a "recipe for disaster" for the trouble-prone Australian Electoral Commission if done at the last minute.
David Wroe The Japanese consortium pitching to build Australia's $50 billion fleet of new submarines has denied reports that Australian officials have been forced to chase them for basic information including a detailed budget for their bid.
Jane Lee The Turnbull government is considering a proposal to sell Australian Hearing to a deaf children's charity, an international hearing aid manufacturer and a university.
Matthew Knott What a difference two years makes.
Mark Kenny Embattled minister to be sacked as tensions simmer between Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison.
Adam Gartrell Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has sacked Stuart Robert from his frontbench for breaching ministerial rules during a trip to China.
Leesha McKenny Former prime minister Kevin Rudd says it is "100 per cent bullshit" that the booing of Adam Goodes had nothing to do with his Aboriginality.
Win the Ultimate Comfort Experience at the AFL NAB Challenge for you and four mates.
Weekend diners at some of Launceston's most popular eateries.
Looking back on the recent-ish history of Festivale for a special Throwback Thursday edition.
The John Calvin School celebrated the start of a new school year with a barbecue on Friday night. ...