It may have been indiscreet, but Chris Mitchell's revelations shone a light on the way the levers of power are pulled in this country.
Peter Martin and James Massola The government is sitting on hundreds of pages of evidence and scores submissions about housing affordability that it is unable to process because it let its inquiry lapse.
Nick Miller Trade minister Stephen Ciobo says Australia will forge ahead on a proposed free trade agreement with Europe, despite the embarrassing collapse of the EU's trade deal with Canada.
Georgina Mitchell "It's the thing you least expect that can come back."
Stephanie Peatling Only in a family law case can the victim of violence face cross-examination by their alleged abuser. Rosie Batty is calling for changes to the system.
Heath Aston A letter the federal government has spent a year and a half and tens of thousands of dollars trying to keep from the public raises explosive questions.
Michaela Whitbourn The man at the centre of an ugly dispute with Attorney-General George Brandis has resigned.
Tom McIlroy, James Massola Bob Day says he had only expressed an "intention" to resign, leaving the door open for a return to the Senate.
Latika Bourke Sherry Sufi was snubbed by Malcolm Turnbull after a series of comments about gay marriage and reconciliation.
David Wroe, National Security Correspondent The national board has commissioned an external investigation into the payment of consulting fees.