Lobby group GetUp! removes their election ad which depicted Tony Abbott as a surf lifesaver refusing to help a drowning swimmer, apologising for the insensitive timing of the video just after seven drowning across the country.
Tony Abbott's re-election campaign held a fundraising function last year at a private golf club controlled by an allegedly corrupt Beijing-linked casino tycoon and China's biggest media propagandist in Australia.
With the federal election looming, Tony Abbott pulls the panic lever, giving Warringah opponent Zali Steggall and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten easy wins, writes Michelle Grattan.
Coalition-friendly independents are giving life-long centre-right voters a way to break ranks. Could Tony Abbott be the next scalp claimed?
As the satirical Bald Archy Prize exhibition opens in Canberra, its founder celebrates humour over hate in a year of unrelenting political drama.
Australia's most successful alpine skier, Zali Steggall, vows to be "a voice for the sensible centre" and accuses Tony Abbott of being set in his ways when it comes to climate change, while announcing she will contest his Sydney seat of Warringah at the next federal election.
Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says "freedom matters" in response to the stir over him following an anti-Tony Abbott Instagram account.
The former PM says Nauru is no "hell-hole", claiming that bringing asylum seeker children currently held on the island to Australia would only encourage people smugglers. Doctors say the children's plight is "beyond desperate".
The Prime Minister will meet his Indigenous advisory council for the first time on Thursday, where he will be asked about his controversial appointment of Tony Abbott as Indigenous envoy.