Treasurer Joe Hockey has made policy on the run on the ABC's Q&A program, undertaking to ask the state treasurers to consider exempting women's sanitary products from the GST and undercutting his prime minister on superannuation.
Judith Ireland The Greens will bring forward a Senate debate on the party's marriage equality bill next month, in a bid to stir federal parliament into action on same-sex marriage.
Mark Kenny Chief Political Correspondent Prime Minister Tony Abbott has branded home-grown terrorism "a serious threat to our safety as a people and as a nation", and one which "regrettably is getting worse not better" as he named a second national security co-ordinator.
Mark Kenny, Chief Political Correspondent There is an episode of political satire The Hollowmen in which a counter-terrorism review concludes there are too many agencies and some should be scotched or merged.
Eryk Bagshaw An Iranian asylum seeker who claims she was sexually assaulted on Nauru has given graphic new details of her alleged ordeal, as allegations of sexual abuse continue to swirl around the Australian detention centre on the Pacific Island.
Phillip Thomson Angry bureaucrat kept waiting at Senate estimates hearing uses the time to pen letter.
Tom Arup, Environment Editor Leading environmental donors are alarmed at the possibility of tax concessions being tightened, with concerned that the move is an attack on political advocacy.
Sarah Whyte Nearly 50 Vietnamese asylum seekers were kept on board a customs boat for a month before they were returned to Vietnam.
Fergus Hunter Government officials have confirmed Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp could face up to ten years in prison or a maximum fine of $340,000 for illegally bringing his two dogs into Australia.