You'd think that the staffers of of the most prominent Australian politicians, our Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, would have known by now, that asking a journalist to censor content - and then allowing them to report this - will almost certainly trigger immediate intrigue.
Michael Gordon A legal challenge seeking the transfer of asylum seekers from Manus Island to Australia will be heard in the third week of the campaign ahead of the July 2 double dissolution election.
James Massola, Mark Kenny Treasurer Scott Morrison has declared an end to class warfare in Australian politics during his post-budget sales pitch saying voters were "over the us and them" approach to governing.
Fergus Hunter Bronwyn Bishop has formally farewelled Parliament and fired a warning shot at former prime minister Tony Abbott over his role in her demise.
Sean Nicholls Cabinet secretary to be investigated for contempt over refusal to appear before a Senate inquiry into political fundraising.
Sean Nicholls Ethanol producer Manildra provided vastly inflated figures to the NSW government about the number of people employed in the industry before passage of legislation forcing small petrol retailers to sell the fuel.
Anne Davies Soon after her husband Malcolm Turnbull became Prime Minister, Lucy Turnbull found herself equally in the spotlight.
Emma Partridge Exactly half an hour before university student Jamie Gao was allegedly murdered inside a dimly lit shed, his accused killers paid a visit to what would be his execution site, a court has heard.
Kate McClymont Controversial Hurstville councillor Con Hindi has been reprimanded and suspended from office for misconduct.
Michael Gordon When Melissa Parke arrived in Canberra nine years ago, she committed herself to waging war against indifference in a national Parliament utterly preoccupied with fighting other battles.
The day is finally here. Treasurer Scott Morrison has delivered the 2016 federal budget.