Expense reports reveal the federal government granted one Queensland senator thousands of dollars for special advertising months before the May election.
Christopher Pyne and Jay Weatherill were on opposite sides of politics, but the pair will soon be sharing teaching duties and an office after being made professors at the University of South Australia.
Liberal candidate Gladys Liu is officially announced as the winner in the Victorian seat of Chisolm, making her the first ever Chinese-Australian female member of Federal Parliament's Lower House.
Kristina Keneally's appointment as Shadow Home Affairs Minister will pit her directly against Peter Dutton in a role that could determine her career in federal politics.
The Coalition's election victory was born in a "sliding doors" moment almost 12 months ago when a matter of votes could have swayed May's election outcome, writes Tom Iggulden.
Labor will have a gender-balanced leadership team after right-wing factional heavyweight Don Farrell abandons his bid to be Penny Wong's Senate deputy.
Influential crossbench senator Rex Patrick wants Coles and Woolworths to be broken apart under proposed energy divestiture laws if they rip customers off.
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.
West Australian MP Ken Wyatt gets a standing ovation as he takes his place in Scott Morrison's new-look frontbench, becoming the country's first Aboriginal person to serve in Cabinet.
Anthony Albanese must make a difficult choice between winning back its base in suburban Australia, or keeping its inner-city voters happy. The voters he must prioritise is clear, writes Haydon Manning.