As Australia weighs in on one of the world's hardest foreign policy questions, it's worth asking why countries don't already acknowledge Jerusalem as Israel's capital, writes Middle East correspondent Eric Tlozek.
Retired General David Hurley will replace current governor-general Peter Cosgrove when the latter's five-year term as the Queen's representative in Australia comes to an end in March next year.
Scott Morrison has been announcing things this week, sometimes several things in one day. But it looks like is a Prime Minister with a list of things to tick off, but not necessarily in a way that sorts anything out, writes Laura Tingle.
Today, if you live on the coast, you can see more whales in 10 minutes than a boy like me saw in years. I'm not exaggerating. Last year I had a close encounter while paddle-boarding, writes Tim Winton.
A draft report from the Productivity Commission calls for the formation of the Ministry of Defence Personnel and Veterans to deal with policy, with a Veteran Services Commission providing support in what would be the biggest shake-up to the portfolio since World War II.
With an overwhelming expectation of Labor victory at the next election, "union bred, fed and led" Bill Shorten, as Scott Morrison likes to call him, needs to make it clear how he would work with the union movement and where his industrial relations policies lie, writes Michelle Grattan.
Some Liberal MPS fear taking a proposal for a religious discrimination act to an election is a risky move by the Prime Minister, but by framing the issue around multiculturalism he is presenting a challenge to Labor, writes Patricia Karvelas.
While the first of Australia's future submarines is at least 12 years from hitting the water, the vessels are getting a name change.
Pensioners living overseas will soon be asked to go to an Australian embassy or consulate every two years to register that they are still alive and entitled to receive welfare payments.