All food certified as halal should be labelled as such when sold in Australia and the halal industry should establish a single certifying authority and trademark to counter consumer mistrust, a Senate committee has recommended.
Michael Gordon A revamped, more flexible work for the dole scheme has the capacity to transform remote Indigenous communities by tackling the major driver of social dysfunction, according to Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion.
Matthew Knott The ABC board would have to include two members living outside the major cities and the broadcaster's charter would be amended to include a commitment to regional Australia, under sweeping changes being pushed by National Party MPs.
David Wroe, National Security Correspondent Senior Labor frontbencher Tony Burke has defended Australia's Grand Mufti as someone who consistently denounces terrorism and has blasted government MPs for "stoking division" through their attacks on the Islamic leader.
Mark Kenny, Chief Political Correspondent As any politician knows, a common existential threat trumps internal divisions and renders local rivalries irrelevant.
Gareth Hutchens The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission warns the investor-state dispute settlement provisions in the agreement risk making it harder for the Turnbull government to pursue domestic reforms in Australia's interest.
Peter Hannam Turnbull opts for a safe speech at Paris climate conference, knowing he has little to gain from stirring opponents of climate change action within his Coalition at this point.
Lisa Cox Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will return to Australia with his Special Minister of State Mal Brough still under siege over his involvement in the Peter Slipper affair.
Andrew Darby Britain has taken a stand beside Australia against renewed Japanese whaling, as it sends a naval fisheries patrol to the Antarctic.
Judith Ireland In the aftermath of John Howard's 1996 election victory, there was one ambitious young member of the Liberal party who was worrying, not celebrating.