Malcolm Turnbull's new Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has signalled a declining role for coal in Australia's energy mix in the future, in a marked change from the aggressively pro-coal stance of the Abbott government.
Peter Martin Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens is considering cutting interest rates in one of his last acts in the job following news that Australia's official inflation rate has fallen to just 1 per cent.
Nicole Hasham Shocking footage at Darwin's Don Dale juvenile youth detention centre has cast the spotlight on to Australia's juvenile justice system and force deployed against young people.
Heath Aston The Greens have taken the final Senate seat in Tasmania and the Australian Electoral Commission has confirmed the return to Parliament of Labor's Lisa Singh who has been re-elected on a wave of public support after being dropped to an otherwise "unwinnable" spot on the ALP ticket.
Mark Kenny The Turnbull government will resist calls to keep the Northern Territory government away from the design and conduct of its proposed royal commission into human rights abuses within that jurisdiction's juvenile justice system, when it settles terms of reference at a Cabinet meeting on Thursday.
Michael Koziol, Political reporter Disagreement continues to flourish within the Turnbull government about a plebiscite on same-sex marriage, with a Nationals MP Michael McCormack questioning the point of a non-binding public vote.
Tom McIlroy Government ministers appear split on whether Australia should support Kevin Rudd's bid to become UN secretary-general, ahead of cabinet discussions on Thursday.
Matthew Knott Kim Carr has been the ultimate survivor, but when a group of the Labor Party's most senior figures turned on him, most thought his Labor career was over.
Stephanie Peatling Worried about Australian politics? It's got nothing on America where the national motto has become "WTF", says writer P.J. O'Rourke.
Heath Aston Nice three weeks' work if you can get it. Former independent Rob Oakeshott has picked up more than $70,000 in election funding after his late entry into election 2016.