Thousands of pregnant mothers will lose money under a government crackdown on paid parental leave that could start as early as January.
Michael Koziol, Political reporter Cabinet minister Christopher Pyne has admonished Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs over her misleading claims to a Senate estimates hearing, advising her to "stay out of politics and stick with human rights".
Matthew Knott Communications Minister Mitch Fifield says he will raise concerns with ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie about Four Corners' "odd" decision to reject an interview with Immigration Minister Peter Dutton following a controversial documentary on asylum seekers in Nauru.
Tom McIlroy The federal government's primary arts funding body has defended its support to Australian books and authors, after figures showing Australia Council literature grants had reached a five-year low last financial year.
Adam Gartrell Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull still has a financial stake in two of the world's biggest tobacco companies despite pledging to limit his stock market exposure to cigarettes.
Adam Gartrell, Kirsty Needham Tony Abbott is claiming victory on his Liberal Party reform push despite his defeat on the floor of the NSW state conference, and denies he and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull are at loggerheads over the issue.
Fergus Hunter Labor frontbencher Patrick Dodson has panned the government's inaction on the incarceration crisis facing Aboriginal communities, zeroing in on Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion's "appalling demonstration of ignorance" during a Senate committee hearing.
Adam Gartrell, Kirsty Needham A Liberal Party reform plan proposed by Malcolm Turnbull and Mike Baird has won support at the party's NSW conference, heading off a rival push by Tony Abbott.
Heath Aston and Jacqueline Maley "Someone should be standing there saying, 'Is that really that smart, Tony?' but he doesn't seem to have those people around him anymore."
Adam Gartrell A key ally of Tony Abbott has criticised Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's timid approach to workplace reform and failure to flesh out his "jobs and growth" election mantra with actual substance.
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Hebby's Memorial Day celebrates its 39th year for Gloucester Men's Bowls.
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