Kristina Photios has quit the Liberal Party after 12 years to speak out against a "vocal minority" of conservatives.
Noel Towell 'Barnaby's feathering his own nest.'
Stephanie Peatling Front-line services offering programs to tackle homelessness will be given a funding reprieve by the Turnbull government.
Fergus Hunter The Labor Party has given Australia's authors, booksellers and publishers an early Christmas present, revealing it will oppose any attempt to remove restrictions on parallel imports of books.
Adam Morton The Turnbull government is sitting on advice that an emissions intensity scheme would make electricity bills cheaper.
Timna Jacks Agencies guarding sensitive VCE data have been called "incompetent", after schools were sent inaccurate information about students affected by an unprecedented student data leak.
Damien Murphy The Royal Commission into juvenile detention rejected a last minute attempt by the Northern Territory government to stop witnesses giving evidence.With the push on to complete the Royal Commission by March 31, staff have been working seven day weeks since September and concerns about difficulties with young witnesses giving evidence have started to impact on the inquiry
Timna Jacks, Education Reporter Schools furious about a major leak of sensitive VCE data have called the blunder "atrocious" and are demanding that a list of affected students be released.
Tom McIlroy Treasurer Scott Morrison says Australia is not headed for recession, hitting out at alarmist language after the end to five continuous years of economic growth.
Rania Spooner, Henrietta Cook, Bianca Hall and Timna Jacks Some Victorian students have already got their tertiary admission ranks online or been sent them via text message, days before they are due to be released.