A New Zealand MP embroiled in a controversy over his past links to Chinese military intelligence worked as an intern with the Australian Senate's committee on foreign affairs, defence and trade in the 1990s.
Stephanie Peatling The Turnbull government continues to sell its energy package while a key powerbroker eyes the exit door.
Fergus Hunter The Turnbull government is pushing back against growing pressure for a federal inquiry into the explosive allegations levelled against Melbourne's Crown Casino.
Eryk Bagshaw The Turnbull government's landmark higher education reforms have been killed off in the Senate, with the Nick Xenophon team rejecting key elements of the $2.8 billion package and calling for a "Gonski style" review of the university sector.
Mark Kenny, National Affairs Editor Paul Keating has made a dramatic last-minute bid to stop Victoria's parliament approving voluntary euthanasia laws.
Mark Kenny, National Affairs Editor Federal Labor has pointedly left open supporting Malcolm Turnbull's "game-changing" energy reliability package despite launching a spirited parliamentary attack on Wednesday.
Michael Koziol, Immigration Correspondent Crackdown would have imposed a values test, tough English language test and a four-year waiting period for permanent residents wanting to become Australian citizens.
Tom Cowie, Fergus Hunter, Noel Towell Allegations from whistleblowers that Crown Casino tampered with poker machines and turned a blind eye to illicit drug use have been tabled in federal parliament.
Adam Gartrell, political correspondent Wayne Swan has launched another extraordinary attack on the mining giant, labelling it Australia's "worst tax dodger".
Michaela Whitbourn Junkee's news and political editor Osman Faruqi has launched defamation proceedings against Mark Latham over the former Labor leader's claims he promotes "anti-white racism" and encourages terrorism.