Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's "25-point battle plan" for the new parliament is actually a swag of old measures that failed to pass the in the last term, with some policy measures as much as three years old.
Tom McIlroy Powerbroker delivers potentially fatal blow to the Turnbull government's planned plebiscite on same-sex marriage.
James Massola Asked directly if he could make tilt for a Senate seat one day, Adam Giles said he is "leaving it wide open".
Fergus Hunter "The only thing lacking here is Malcolm Turnbull's courage," Labor's Senate leader Penny Wong has declared, pushing back against criticisms from "so-called moderates" in the Coalition towards the opposition for challenging the same-sex marriage plebiscite legislation.
Michael Koziol, James Massola The Turnbull government's plan to hold a same-sex marriage plebiscite may be thrown a lifeline by Senator Nick Xenophon, who has left the door open to he and his two senators backing the controversial public vote.
James Massola, Chief Political Reporter Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull appears to have left the door open to dropping the most controversial element of his government's $6 billion superannuation package, while pointing out the "vast bulk" of it had been accepted.
Peter Hannam With the clock ticking down on the controversial Ranger mine, government oversight is being cut.
Josh Gordon The parlous state of the federal budget could cost Victoria its coveted AAA credit rating.
James Massola, Chief Political Reporter The PM tries to dismiss any federal implications from the Country Liberal Party's thrashing at the hands of Northern Territory Labor.
James Massola, Michael Koziol The Turnbull government is fighting a rearguard action to save the same-sex marriage plebiscite, painting Labor as "villains" after the federal opposition indicated it would join the Greens and cross bench and scuttle the national poll.
NSW: Hundreds of schools across the state are full to bursting and the situation is only likely deteriorate ...
Parramatta Eels re-sign stars and add Siosaia Vave to 2017 roster.