Barnaby Joyce has denied breaching the ministerial code of conduct and apologised to his estranged wife, daughters, pregnant partner and voters after his extra-marital relationship was revealed.
Federal Labor wants to set up a national corruption watchdog within a year of winning government in a bid to restore public faith in politicians and the system.
Labor senator Katy Gallagher's eligibility to sit in parliament is likely to be tested by the High Court after the Greens decided they were inclined to support any government referral.
Federal Labor says it no longer receives donations from Chinese businessman Huang Xiangmo, which is in stark contrast to the Coalition, led by Malcolm Turnbull.
Australian businesses could stand to make billions from climate-related investments but they'll need the right government frameworks to help it happen.
George Christensen will resign as the Nationals' chief whip after leader Barnaby Joyce gave him an ultimatum over his increasing outspokenness.