Opposition Leader Bill Shorten's pledge to protect Medicare from privatisation in legislation could potentially work, a legal expert says, amid government claims it is only a political "stunt".
Peter Hannam A report recommending a price on electricity sector emissions has been held back until after the election.
Beau Donelly and Nick Toscano Disgraced "wellness" blogger Belle Gibson could face hefty fines after Victoria's consumer watchdog launched legal action against her company.
Rory Callinan Veteran aid worker Kerry Jane Wilson was banking on a "blend-in" strategy to try to avoid the many hostile groups posing a deadly threat to Westerners in Afghanistan.
Richard Willingham and Matt Wade Residents in Melbourne's most sought after inner metropolitan and bayside suburbs are the big beneficiaries of tax cuts detailed in Scott Morrison's first budget.
Bianca Hall ALP calls on the government to assure the Australian people it has not returned refugees to harm, after officials bundled a group of asylum seekers on to a chartered flight to Sri Lanka.
It seems like an age but the 44th Parliament began only two and a half years ago. As it officially closes ahead of the eight-week election campaign, here are the highlights and lowlights, some you may have forgotten and some you'll wish you could.
Nicole Hasham The federal government has paid compensation to a charity group it wrongly accused of encouraging asylum seekers at Nauru to harm themselves in order to embarrass the former Abbott administration, conceding it had "no reason" to cast doubt on the group's reputation.
Cameron Atfield Website blunder and well-oiled anti-Coalition campaign spoils Trevor Evans' entrance.
Heath Aston, political correspondent Employers that churn through subsidised interns will be 'weeded out of the system'.