The construction union denies Victorian secretary John Setka ever denigrated anti-violence campaigner Rosie Batty and says the leaks were "acts of treachery" designed to give ammunition to critics of trade unionism.
Public health campaigns targeting people with obesity are often useless and could be doing more harm than good, according to leading international experts.
Kristina Keneally is set for a promotion within the Opposition, with right faction MP Ed Husic stepping aside to allow her to join the frontbench.
In his first comments since the election, the president of the Australian Medical Association gives an unusually scathing assessment of Australia's health system and the Federal Government.
For weeks, Australians have been waiting to find out what date they'll be heading to the polls but until that date is set, expect to see a whole lot of Government ads promoting Coalition promises.
The Federal Opposition accuses the Government of deliberately delaying the election so it can continue to access taxpayer funds for advertising policies and programs.
Communications Minister Mitch Fifield concedes the Government had already introduced new laws that impose heavy fines for failing to remove violent content to Parliament before consulting social media companies.
A Labor-dominated Senate committee has been examining the ABC since the board sacked managing director Michelle Guthrie, but Coalition senators insists interference is not happening.
New laws making it illegal for social media companies to leave videos filmed by terrorists on their sites are being drafted by the Federal Government, prompted by the Christchurch shootings.
Former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce says swings against the NSW Coalition in the bush should serve as a warning for the party not to ignore rural constituents.