Liberal MP Ann Sudmalis, who was seconded to the United Nations, secretly returned to Canberra for the final sitting week of 2018 in case she was needed to salvage a vote.
Huang Xiangmo donated at least $2 million to Australian political parties — now he says he wants it back, claiming the decision to strip him of permanent residency was "grotesquely unfair".
A woman will almost certainly be preselected to replace Kelly O’Dwyer in Higgins — even if a star male candidate emerges — but the party is so far behind that it simply cannot solve its “woman problem” at this election, writes Jane Norman.
Phillip Thompson — a former soldier and the 2018 Queensland Young Australian of the Year — is running for one of the most marginal seats in the country, and says post-traumatic stress disorder was to blame for social media threats of violence against Muslims in 2012.
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.
The psychological impact of Saturday's devastating loss for the Liberals in Victoria means a number of MPs have decided they can no longer stay silent and Scott Morrison is under pressure to save the party from electoral death, writes Patricia Karvelas.
Senator Jim Molan withdraws from a scheduled appearance on the ABC's Q&A program, saying he can no longer defend the Liberals after being placed in an unwinnable position on its NSW Senate ticket.
The Agriculture Minister, who holds the safest federal government seat in Queensland, is yet to be endorsed for re-election despite receiving unanimous local support.
Malcolm Turnbull's Q&A appearance reignites tensions within the Liberal Party, with frontbencher Christopher Pyne declaring Cabinet colleagues "have to be responsible" for their actions in ousting the former prime minister.
A man who worked for the Home Affairs department up until last week fears there will be a high price to pay if the Government does not resettle refugees on Nauru and Manus Island in Australia.