The Federal Government is under pressure to extend the opt-out deadline for the controversial My Health Record system until the end of January.
Changes to GST distribution, including a new floor of 75 cents, have cleared federal parliament after a long fight led by Western Australia to get a fairer deal.
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says he is unaware of any his supporters bullying or intimidating colleagues during last month’s bitter Liberal leadership coup.
Victorian Liberal MP Julia Banks has blamed bullying from within her party and the bitter leadership battle for her decision to quit parliament at the next election.
Former foreign minister Julie Bishop is staying in parliament and has not ruled out vying for the Liberal leadership again in the future.
Malcolm Turnbull could yet be dumped as early as today with rival Peter Dutton revealing plans for a second leadership challenge – the Prime Minister’s woes compounded by the scrapping one of his signature economic reforms.