Gillian Triggs, president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, has bought into the same-sex marriage debate, criticising its absence as a constitutional right.
Matthew Knott Tony Abbott is preparing to back down on his Q&A frontbench boycott.
Jane Lee The Fair Work Commission is powerless to remove its Vice-President, Michael Lawler, unless federal reforms are passed to fill a "vacuum" in the Fair Work Act, senior barristers say.
Nick Toscano, Workplace Reporter Supermarket giant Coles will have to pay millions of dollars more in casual and junior staff wages after Australia's industrial umpire intervened in a deal covering 75,000 workers.
Peter Hannam The coal industry won a major mine approval this week, but a policy change could make it harder for future projects to proceed.
Nicole Hasham He was threatened with beheading by the Taliban after immigration officials leaked his private details online, and now asylum seeker Nadir Sadiqi fears he will be sent to certain death in Afghanistan.
Paul Bibby She went to the Lane Cove acupuncture and massage clinic seeking treatment for a condition affecting her nervous system.
Nicole Hasham Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce is under pressure to consider resigning from the frontbench after he castigated the government for approving a massive coal mine in his electorate.
Nicole Hasham He declared a United Nations report on climate change "got it wrong by almost 100 per cent", but shock jock Alan Jones was the one who blundered, Australia's media watchdog has found.
Andrew Darby and Nick Toscano Australia is set to be left with just one locally crewed fuel tanker ship after a failed bid to stop workers on Caltex's Alexander Spirit being replaced with cheaper foreign labour.