Tony Abbott has failed in his bid to effectively kill off legislation allowing same-sex couples to marry.
The first time Tim Wilson proposed to his partner, someone asked the Liberal MP: Why bother?
Australians with private health insurance are being promised simpler policies, more affordable premiums and easier access to mental healthcare from next year, but critics say the shake-up will mean little difference for families and older Australians.
The nation's leaders have agreed to a host of new counter-terrorism measures, which Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull insists are needed to keep Australians safe.
UPDATED: The Turnbull government faces a possible constitutional crisis after Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce was told he could be a citizen of New Zealand.
Greens senator Scott Ludlam is leaving federal parliament after finding out he was improperly elected more than a decade ago.