Tony Abbott has spent a third full day away from the media spotlight as the travel allowance scandal engulfing his hand-picked Speaker finally brought an apology from Bronwyn Bishop and with it a request that the Department of Finance examine all her travel claims.
Peter Martin Leaked details of the Trans Pacific Partnership talks underway in Hawaii suggest that government-owned firms such as Australia Post, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the National Broadband network could be caught up in provisions designed to impose "additional disciplines" on state owned enterprises.
Tom Allard After tensions over the Bali nine executions and boat turnbacks, the Australian and Indonesian foreign ministers will meet next week for the first time since Australia's ambassador was recalled from Jakarta
Nicole Hasham Arrogance rather than the threat of the death penalty drove the federal government’s decision to allow three Australian workers on Manus Island accused of sexual assault to return home, a national lawyers group says.
James Massola Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop have launched a blistering attack on Russia after it killed off a UN push for an international criminal tribunal to prosecute those who shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
"The Speaker had a number of meetings during her visit to Victoria and always seeks to fit in as many meetings and events into her schedule as possible. It is because of her concern for the country, she works as hard as she can and wishes she could do even more."
Latika Bourke Speaker Bronwyn Bishop will almost certainly face a no-confidence motion when Parliament resumes despite belatedly apologising for chartering a taxpayer funded private helicopter ride, with the opposition dismissing her contrition as too little too late and insincere.
Sarah Whyte Some young people are choosing to use the drug ice over alcohol at parties because it is cheaper and more readily available, a Senate inquiry has heard.
Andrew Darby The widely tipped Nick McKim will take over the Tasmanian Greens Senate seat vacated by former federal leader Christine Milne, the party announced on Thursday.
James Massola Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's hopes of establishing a criminal tribunal to prosecute the murderers of the 298 people killed when Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down a year ago have been dashed.
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