The federal government has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to a nine-year-old girl who was detained on Christmas Island.
Mark Kenny, National Affairs Editor Foreign-owned gas companies have legally avoided paying significant tax on billions in earnings from their Australian operations because of loopholes, a study has found.
Cameron Atfield An electorate officer for federal LNP MP Stuart Robert has contradicted her boss in a hearing into whether disclosure law was broken during local government elections in Queensland in 2016.
Tom McIlroy Republican Senator expected to meet PM in Australia within weeks.
Tony Wright Poor Girt. The most cutting - and possibly most accurate - comment that's been made about the old thing is that Australia is in danger of falling off to sleep while singing the words, which barely anyone knows anyway. That was the judgment of a former National Party senator from Queensland, Sandy MacDonald, who found himself bored and embarrassed as he listened to a military band struggling to give life to old Girt on the shores of Gallipoli on Anzac Day, 2001.
Tom McIlroy Independent MP says Turnbull government is disrespecting public servants.
Latika Bourke, Fergus Hunter Cory Bernardi's breakaway conservative party will join forces with Family First but the incoming Senator for the soon-to-be-defunct party will not join the Liberal defector, depriving the Senator of a two-person voting bloc.
Josephine Tovey, Bianca Hall The leaders will meet to commemorate the anniversary of Battle of the Coral Sea
Fergus Hunter The lobby group representing property developers has unveiled a "ten point plan" to boost housing affordability in Australia's major cities, urging deregulation in the construction industry, low-deposit home loans and incentives for older home owners to downsize.
James Massola, Georgia Wilkins Most interest-only and investor loans from the big four banks are cheaper than a year ago despite a series of rate hikes and a regulator crackdown aimed at cooling the housing market.
More than 40 people gathered to remember Max Wales and his comrades this morning.