Peter Hannam The Senate has grilled CSIRO chief executive Larry Marshall for two hours over the number and process of scientist job cuts.
Bianca Hall and Henrietta Cook Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has lashed out at suggestions that principals and others could be jailed for speaking out about the treatment of asylum seekers in their care, under tough federal laws.
Matthew Knott He's landed major trade deals and held some of the most senior roles in federal politics. But Andrew Robb's real legacy is not the most obvious.
Mark Kenny Chief Political Correspondent Malcolm Turnbull has ended his most tumultuous day as Prime Minister with a new Deputy Prime Minister, another minister hanging on by his fingernails, and the pressing need for an unscheduled reshuffle expected within days.
JENNIFER HOAR PARKES MP Mark Coulton has led the tributes to outgoing federal National Party leader and Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss, who announced his retirement from Parliament on Thursday.
Judith Ireland Australia's new sex discrimination commissioner is Kate Jenkins, the Turnbull government announced on Thursday.
Heath Aston, political correspondent The Coalition's $1 billion work for the dole scheme has improved the probability that an unemployed person will find a job by just two percentage points, a government-commissioned review has found.
Adam Gartrell, Richard Willingham and Mark Kenny The race to replace outgoing Trade Minister Andrew Robb in his blue-ribbon Liberal seat "will be World War III" as frontrunners Georgina Downer and Tim Wilson and a swath of other contenders battle it out.
Esther Han The days of cheap tinned tomatoes are over, with the federal government backing a decision to slap anti-dumping measures on two Italian giants that account for half of Australia's tinned tomato market.