Malcolm Turnbull has ended his most tumultuous day as Prime Minister with a new Deputy Prime Minister, another minister hanging on by his fingernails, and the pressing need for an unscheduled reshuffle expected within days.
Adam Morton Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart has intervened this week to cancel a planned keynote speech at a Catholic Church conference by independent MP Cathy McGowan due to her support for same sex marriage.
Peter Hartcher The tax system will automatically harvest so much extra tax from workers' pay packets that it will start to drag down economic growth over the next few years unless the government acts, according to the Treasury.
Judith Ireland Australia's new sex discrimination commissioner is Kate Jenkins, the Turnbull government announced on Thursday.
Peter Martin The most shocking thing in the treasury analysis delivered to Scott Morrison on January 25 isn't the finding that a cut in income tax funded by a lift in the goods and services tax would boost the economy not at all.
Daniel Flitton Just how exposed is Australia to the dangerous dance in the South China Sea?
Matthew Knott He's landed major trade deals and held some of the most senior roles in federal politics. But Andrew Robb's real legacy is not the most obvious.
Judith Ireland The Senate's community affairs committee is not usually one associated with fireworks.
Peter Hannam The Senate has grilled CSIRO chief executive Larry Marshall for two hours over the number and process of scientist job cuts.