For all the blood and guts hurled in Parliament this week, the question of how much real change has occurred in our treatment of asylum seekers is very murky, writes Laura Tingle.
It took Greens politician Tim Hollo more than a year, a 75-year-old document and even a president's signature to renounce his multiple citizenships.
Beneath Bill Shorten's legislative victory in the name of humanitarianism lies a gamble that the boats won't start up again. If they do, the Coalition will castigate the Labor leader, writes Andrew Probyn.
Coalition-friendly independents are giving life-long centre-right voters a way to break ranks. Could Tony Abbott be the next scalp claimed?
Crossbenchers are voicing their support for extra parliamentary sitting days ahead of the budget and election, in the wake of the release of the banking royal commission's final report.
As a high-profile sportsperson and with political views that will appeal to many Liberal voters, Zali Steggall could give the former prime minister a run for his money in the seat of Warringah. But how likely is it she'll win?
The big question that remains unresolved is whether the PM's provocative move in Gilmore is politically savvy or electorally dangerous, writes Patricia Karvelas.