Labor has accused the Turnbull government of being "disingenuous" by pledging $250 million for energy-efficient homes, delivered by an agency it wants to abolish.
Tom McIlroy The growing price tag for renovations at the prime minister's official Canberra residence has grown again, this time to $11.61 million.
Noel Towell "Operation Tetris" making progress, but taxpayers still pay for vast swathes of empty offices.
Gareth Hutchens GST, negative gearing, and super tax concessions
Nicole Hasham ABC has admitted to an "error" in a story that claimed a five-year-old who was raped at Nauru was slated to return to the island and face his attacker, after immigration officials on Monday labelled the report a "figment".
Jane Lee Hundreds of thousands of patients could flock to already-stretched hospital emergency departments for services like X-Rays if the government cuts the bulk billing incentive, diagnostic imaging group warns.
Adam Gartrell Former Howard government minister Philip Ruddock is retiring from politics to become Australia's special envoy for human rights.
Tom Arup and Peter Hannam CSIRO head Larry Marshall has sought to defend deep cuts to climate science programs after days of sustained criticism, saying global warming research was "one piece of a much larger puzzle" in solving Australia's biggest challenges.
Adam Gartrell Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has sought advice on whether frontbencher Stuart Robert has breached ministerial standards following claims the Human Services Minister had a conflict of interest during a secretive trip to China.
Nicole Hasham Some of the 267 asylum seekers waiting to be flown back to Nauru are suffering from cancer and terminal illnesses, and the first returns could potentially be made "within days".