The federal inquiry into tax disputes has heard of businesses being ruined and lives being damaged because auditors go on 'fishing expeditions'.
A reckless wisecrack has the Defence Minister in trouble at a time when threats to national security demand strong leadership.
The Lewis Review into the ABC and SBS recommended the Minister for Communications be given power to issue each broadcaster with "a statement of the government's expectations" relating to "financial management and transparency", setting the scene for a new debate over the national broadcasters' independence from government interference.
Isolated indigenous communities are being targeted for closure due to the high cost of maintaining them.
Tony Abbott seeks to find the right barnacles to clear as the HMAS Coalition fails to find a wind change to sweep it out of the political doldrums.
Human Services boss to increase numbers of mandarins in the already large department.
Tasmania is a big net beneficiary of the Renewable Energy Target given the dominance of hydro and wind power in the state, according to a report by The Australia Institute.
Australia's elected Indigenous leaders have called on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to intervene to save remote indigenous communities from closure.
Senior Ministers have privately blamed Tony Abbott's own office for creating the crisis which raised tensions between the Prime Minister and the Treasurer.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has dismissed suggestions of cabinet divisions over the controversial Medicare co-payment as "a complete and utter beat up."