The Abbott government ministry is one of the worst in the developed world for gender balance.
Matthew Knott The man chosen to conduct an independent audit of Q&A, television veteran Ray Martin, says he cannot believe Prime Minister Tony Abbott has ordered his frontbenchers not to appear on the ABC program until his inquiry is complete.
Rory Callinan Kurdish supporters are using social media to rally foreign fighters - including Australians - to join them in the fight against Islamic State.
Bevan Shields Prime Minister Tony Abbott was told the government had misled Parliament about Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis days before the government owned up to the mistake, daming new documents show.
Michael Gordon Prime Minister Tony Abbott has chosen not to put limits on the scope of constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians, ahead of a consultation process that could see a referendum on the issue in 2017.
Amy Corderoy The Presbyterian Church in NSW is considering refusing to participate in marriage laws if gay marriage is allowed to go ahead.
Matthew Knott, James Massola Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is under intense pressure to cancel a scheduled appearance on Q&A, with deputy Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce warning of chaos if cabinet ministers disobey Prime Minister Tony Abbott's directive to boycott the ABC program.
James Massola, Political Correspondent A whopping three-quarters of voters support a controversial Abbott government proposal to strip the citizenship of sole Australian nationals who take part in terrorist activities.
Richard Willingham, State Political Correspondent The elevation of Richard Di Natale to Greens leader and voter dissatisfaction with the major parties has seen the Greens primary vote surge, according to the latest Fairfax/Ipsos poll.
Peter Hannam Emissions from Australia's main power sector are rising at an increasing rate one year after the end of the carbon price, with plants in Victoria fired by brown coal the biggest contributors, according to an energy consultancy.