The nation pauses to remember the former prime minister, who has been remembered as one of Australia's most significant political figures following his death last month at the age of 89.
The Northern Territory Government lifts its three-year moratorium on exploration fracking for onshore shale gas in the Beetaloo Basin, and expects engineering works could resume within days.
Pauline Hanson's One Nation party has been hit by another MP defection, with one of its three West Australian parliamentarians quitting to sit as an independent.
In 2013, a Chinese-Australian association donated $100,000 to Chris Bowen's election campaign, with $5,000 of the donation transferred to NSW Labor MP Chris Minns as "moving expenses".
Six months ago, hardly anyone knew Juan Guaido's name. Now he's the self-proclaimed Trump-backed leader of Venezuela. The catch? Venezuela already has a president — and he won't budge.
The nation's federal politicians will have a bit more cash in their bank accounts when they return to Canberra, after being awarded a pay rise for the new financial year.