MPs from all sides are jumping ship in the dying days of Parliament, as both major parties writhe in damage control — Labor on boats and the Coalition on the Helloworld scandal that smacks of overly cosy relationships, writes Michelle Grattan.
Timber workers and businesses are sweating on their future, with the Victorian Government delaying the release of plans for industry to access native timber reserves for logging.
Hundreds of Jacana Energy customers in the Northern Territory post on social media calling for an explanation over their sky-high wet season power bills.
Even if we give Mathias Cormann the benefit of the doubt over the airfare affair, it smacks of cosiness and cronyism — a politician using his connections to smooth his way, writes Michelle Grattan.
Morrison's border scare campaign appears to be working. But the doomed Victorian Liberals' campaign on "African gangs" shows fear doesn't always work at the polling booth, writes James Norman.
Chinese state media claims Chinese tourists are abandoning New Zealand because of its Huawei ban, but analysts say China is not giving up on the country just yet.