Air force-operated flights that transport federal MPs and senators between Western Australia and Canberra are costing taxpayers more than $10,000 per parliamentarian, per flight – five times the price of a business class ticket on a commercial airline.
For Arthur Sinodinos, and the Liberal Party he came to serve, here is a tragedy in three parts, the end not entirely clear.
Serving police and intelligence officers should be granted legal immunity to step forward and give evidence to an independent judicial inquiry into the Martin Place siege, according to independent Senator Nick Xenophon.
Liberal senator Arthur Sinodinos has resigned as Assistant Treasurer, paving the way for Tony Abbott to implement a frontbench reshuffle.
An asylum seeker who suffered serious burns to his face in Iran before fleeing to Australia is the suing the Australian government, Transfield and the former security contractor G4S on Manus Island for negligence in the Supreme Court.
More than 20 expectant asylum seeker mothers in Australia will have to return to Nauru despite Immigration Scott Morrison's decision to allow a number of babies to stay in Australia with their families.
Clive Palmer's chief media adviser has been charged with attempted fraud and attempting to pervert the course of justice after allegedly being involved in a "bizarre" plot to kidnap a National Australia Bank executive in Indonesia.
Clive Palmer's media adviser, Andrew Crook, has been detained in raids connected to the alleged kidnapping of a bank executive, according to reports.
Former prime minister Julia Gillard did not commit a crime and was not aware of any criminality committed by union officials during her time as a lawyer for the Australian Workers Union, the trade union royal commission has found.
Restaurants and other seafood retailers should have 12 months to begin labelling seafood with country of origin information, a senate committee has recommended in a partial win for Greenpeace and other campaigners.