Cory Bernardi says if Tony Abbott should defect and join his newly formed Conservative party after the former prime minister was castigated, including by the senior conservative cabinet minister Mathias Cormann for urging the government to adopt a more right-wing agenda.
Noel Towell Centrelink making its own rules as it pursues citizens over "robo-debt," Parliament told.
Heath Aston, political correspondent Malcolm Turnbull has been told to end the "high farce" of Australia exporting record amounts of gas while domestic prices soar.
Adam Morton and Amy Remeikis The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has received an email requesting a loan for a 900 megawatt coal plant with carbon capture and storage.
Georgina Mitchell A Supreme Court defamation case brought by Halal certifier Mohamed El-Mouelhy against the far-right Q Society has been settled out of court.
Kate McClymont Debt collector and undischarged bankrupt Adam Kazal has been jailed for criminal contempt after a judge found he "deliberately and very publically" defied court orders.
Anna Patty Fair Work Commission Vice President Graeme Watson has broken with tradition by issuing his own separate decision on the future of paid domestic violence leave ahead of a single majority decision being made.
Rachel Olding She endured years of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Her son was murdered at the hand of her ex-partner. But there was another blow Rosie Batty had to deal with.
Georgina Mitchell A woman has been taken to hospital in a critical condition after she was trapped in her car in the NSW Central West for more than 11 hours.
James Massola, Chief Political Reporter Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has delivered a stinging rebuke to his predecessor, Tony Abbott, accusing the former prime minister of deliberately sabotaging the government to do maximum damage to the Coalition's standing in the polls.