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.
Inside the Liberal party this week there has been less paddling of individual canoes than we saw in the dying days of the Turnbull era, but it hasn't all been smooth sailing for the Good Boat Morrison, writes Laura Tingle.
Speaking at an event in Manhattan, Malcolm Turnbull says he was the first Australian prime minister to have been in favour of same-sex marriage, and compares himself to his predecessors Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott.
It's more than just pension savings that the Government has decided to forgo because, in the Prime Minister's words, "he did not think the measure was needed anymore", writes Saul Eslake.