The Sydney teenager featured in an Islamic State propaganda video threatening Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been slammed as a "dickhead" and a "clown" by crossbench senator David Leyonhjelm, saying his online threats do not justify new terror laws.
The passing of former prime minister Gough Whitlam meant one thing to purveyors of political memorabilia: it's time.
It was a day when ideological agendas were set beside, when no one spoke ill and an uncommon civility descended as members of parliament rose to praise the man who had dominated their craft long after he left the building.
Margaret broke the mould of the political wife, writes Damien Murphy.
Six former prime ministers helped lead tributes to Labor legend Gough Whitlam on Tuesday, highlighting his contributions to Australian life in the arts, civil society and on the international stage.
Gough Whitlam was hailed on Tuesday by politicians on both sides as one of the giants of Australian politics, after he died in a Potts Point nursing home following a long illness.
Crossbench Senator Bob Day is opening the door to the idea of a one-month wait for the dole, instead of the six months proposed in the budget. But the government still faces an uphill battle to get a majority in the Senate, with Palmer United Party leader Clive Palmer reaffirming there is "no chance" his party will compromise on the issue.
WHAT GOUGH DID FOR YOU
Australia's Indian community are planning a Sydney stadium welcome for new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he addresses Parliament in Canberra.
"The line's broken," said Malcolm Fraser on the death of his friend Gough Whitlam.