Treasurer Scott Morrison says the government won't ditch plans for a plebiscite on same-sex marriage, despite a new poll showing more Australians support a vote in Parliament.
David Wroe The NSW branch of the RSL is preparing to launch a forensic audit of the past seven years' spending by its senior leadership amid concerns about possible fraud and questions about financial transparency.
Fergus Hunter Maverick Liberal senator Cory Bernardi has called on the government to support similar positions to One Nation in order to reconnect with voters concerned about Muslim immigration and declining industries.
Heath Aston A new project tracking attitudes to Islam has uncovered some disturbing new insights into how Australians view Muslims.
Adam Gartrell, Amy Remeikis A speech Turnbull government MP Stuart Robert gave to Parliament defending the Gold Coast property developer Sunland was substantially written by the lead lobbyist for the company.
Matthew Knott The powerful private schools sector has warned the Turnbull government not to use it as an "easy target" for cuts after Education Minister Simon Birmingham said some schools are over-funded and may need to have their federal funding reduced.
Michael Gordon An asylum seeker who says he still suffers nightmares from the violence at Manus Island more than two years ago has been transferred from a Melbourne detention centre to Christmas Island to share a compound with some of Australia's most violent offenders.
James Massola The federal government will water down its proposed $500 million backpacker tax in a deal that will please Nationals MPs who had campaigned against the measure.
Bianca Hall More than $80 million. That's how much cheesed-off Pizza Hut franchisees are hoping to take the company for, after reigniting their bid for compensation from the fast-food giant, claiming they were forced to sell unprofitable pizzas.
Tom McIlroy Kevin Rudd had begun secret discussions to create a new national cultural institution dedicated to Indigenous Australians before he was dumped as prime minister.
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