A loophole is allowing the Liberal Party elder to pocket his entire $200,000 a year pension on top of full pay for new envoy role.
Noel Towell "Treat 'em mean, keep 'em keen."
Michael Koziol A male staffer for a Liberal MP in New South Wales attempted to identify himself as a woman as part of a sneaky factional deal to win an executive position in a student election.
James Massola, Nick McKenzie Malcolm Turnbull has publicly contradicted his predecessor, Tony Abbott, declaring the former prime minister's office had been aware of negotiations in 2015 to trade a senate vote for a change in gun laws.
James Massola, Michael Koziol Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs has acknowledged she misled a Senate inquiry this week by impugning the reputation of a journalist who reported critical comments she made about Australian politicians.
Michael Koziol In the end, the ceremony was a fizzer. Fourteen long months after the same-sex marriage plebiscite first emerged from its Coalition party room cocoon, it passed the House of Representatives with barely a whimper or cheer.
Sean Nicholls, Fergus Hunter Mike Baird has been forced to clarify a claim by his deputy that the government supports reclassification of the controversial Adler shotgun.
Bianca Hall The Turnbull government has quietly backed down on unpopular laws that threatened doctors and nurses with jail if they spoke out about abuses in offshore detention centres.
James Massola Scott Morrison must raise tax revenue and dump the government's $50 billion, 10-year company tax cut plan to save Australia's Triple A credit rating, Labor's treasury spokesman Chris Bowen says.
Heath Aston Entourage included a departmental pyschologist, a conduct and ethics manager, and a health and safety officer.