The Abbott government has moved to guillotine debate on the mining tax after clinching a deal with the Palmer United Party to repeal the tax but keep compensation.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has rounded on Liberal Premier Colin Barnett in a partyroom stoush on the amount of GST revenue Western Australia receives.
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has ordered that no asylum seekers are to be sent to Manus Island, instead funnelling them to the small Pacific Island of Nauru.
Proposed changes to copyright law would mirror Labor's dumped internet filter and would not curb online piracy, the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has said.
Plans to use the Great Barrier Reef as a dumping site for 3 million cubic metres of dredged material from the ocean floor will be abandoned by a multinational consortium, the Australian Financial Review reports.
More than three months after Tony Abbott said asylum seekers would begin to be resettled in Papua New Guinea, the PNG government is still to decide on a resettlement policy.
Russia says it will consider launching a trade retaliation after Australia slapped fresh sanctions on the Kremlin for its latest incursions into eastern Ukraine.
The prospect of Australian participation in a war against Islamic State fighters in Iraq is edging closer with both Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten in lockstep yesterday branding the militants respectively "a death cult" and "an enemy of humanity".
The military has "no confirmation" that Islamic State jihadists fired upon an Australian plane delivering humanitarian aid in Iraq, says the federal government.
A royal commission report into the former Rudd government's $2.8 billion home insulation program found a "litany of failures arising from a dysfunctional culture in the former administration", Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said.