A meeting of Australia's energy ministers ends bitterly, with the country's biggest Liberal-run state accusing the Commonwealth of blocking discussion on climate change.
LNP President Gary Spence says Queensland's new law banning political donations from property developers has forced him to resign from his role with the party, with legal advice suggesting he could face possible jail time due to his background in urban development.
Mining firm Adani is urging the Federal Court to throw out a legal challenge to its Queensland coal mine by five traditional owners, telling the court they have no money to pay costs if the court decision goes against them.
While the first of Australia's future submarines is at least 12 years from hitting the water, the vessels are getting a name change.
The National Farmers Federation wants an overhaul of an intergovernmental agreement on drought but fears a freshly inked deal does not go far enough to support farmers.
The Prime Minister is bringing his chequebook along to his first meeting of state and territory leaders in Adelaide, promising extra money for doctors, nurses and specialist services.
The Australian Conservation Foundation launches a legal challenge to a decision to bypass environmental impact assessment of Adani's licence to use up to 12.5 billion litres of water a year for its central Queensland coal mine project.
The route of Victoria's airport rail link through a newly redeveloped super station at Sunshine, in Melbourne's west, gets the tick of approval from Canberra.
About 100 members of one of the country's largest superannuation funds are asked to pay back tens of thousands of dollars after errors left accounts incorrect for years.