Indonesia appears to be moving towards an annual figure for the import of live cattle with an upbeat Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce announcing "I know the outcome but I am not going to say what it is" following a meeting in Jakarta.
Bianca Hall PNG Chief Magistrate suspended
Heath Aston Derryn Hinch wants to be part of the democracy show.
David Wroe Defence Minister Marise Payne has dismissed a growing chorus of expert concern that the government's process for choosing a new submarine is rushed and will lead to a decision based on scant information.
David Wroe Japan sees its bid for Australia's $50 billion submarine program as just one step in deepening defence ties that would also see the two nations' navies work closely together on joint-operations such as enforcing freedom on the seas.
James Massola His relationship with Peta Credlin attracted the headlines, but behind the scenes Brian Loughnane was regarded as a steady hand during 12 years at the helm of the Liberal Party.
Amy Remeikis Bill Shorten wants to be the new infrastructure prime minister.
Judith Ireland The number of women on federal government boards has dropped slightly over the past year, with only 39.1 per cent of positions held by women.
Nicole Hasham Australia does not control the controversial Nauru detention camp and a Bangladeshi mother and baby who are "terrified" of being returned there would be free to come and go, the High Court has heard.
Nassim Khadem A top Treasury official has publicly pledged the department will help Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull sell the case for difficult tax reform.