Christmas Island will be the new transition point for dealing with any asylum seekers coming by boat, before they are moved on to Nauru.
A massive expansion of the Snowy Hydro scheme has been officially approved, in a bid to force energy prices down and make power more reliable.
Indigenous Australians will play a greater role in efforts to close the health and education gap, the Prime Minister says.
The Liberal dumped as a candidate in favour of an ex-Labor president is warning his former party that deals behind closed doors won’t save them at the next federal election.
Kevin Rudd has called for “healing” in the Labor party as he was given life membership along with Julia Gillard and Paul Keating.
Australia’s new anti-corruption watchdog will have “teeth” to investigate criminal behaviour by MPs and within law enforcement and government bodies.