A carpet of flowers left in memory of the Martin Place siege victims will be removed before forecasted wet weather.
The Abbott government has quietly signalled a retreat from the homelessness and low-income housing sector.
Labor figures Michael Daley and Luke Foley are viewed as candidates for the Labor leadership.
The office of a Sydney federal MP is in turmoil, after two long-serving staff members have gone on workers' compensation after claiming to have been bullied by an influential adviser.
The government's Climate Change Authority has questioned the efficiency and effectiveness of the Emissions Reduction Fund, the centre piece of the Abbott Government's "Direction Action" plan to reduce carbon pollution.
Senior Liberals were privately aghast when the Prime Minister nominated repealing the carbon tax as his "biggest achievement" for women because they are "particularly focused on the household budget".
Selfie stick sales are soaring this Christmas as shoppers grab gifts for those who love to get the perfect snap of themselves.
When the Abbott Government shuffled the ministry at the weekend he should have blackballed himself as minister for women.
In his first day as Defence Minister, Kevin Andrews has hit a landmine of his own making.